Area Development
The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is investing more than $17 million in a new terminal operating system. The project will help enhance cargo visibility and improve customer service at the Port of Charleston and Georgetown.

"Improving cargo visibility, accuracy, and productivity will benefit companies choosing the Port of Charleston and Georgetown," said Jim Newsome, SCSPA president and CEO. "Charleston has a global reputation for productivity and the deepest channels in the Southeast, routinely handling big ships up to 48 feet in draft. This will enhance South Carolina's position as the preferred place to do business."

The SCSPA Board has approved an $8.35 million contract with Zebra Enterprise Solutions to implement a Navis SPARCS N4 terminal operating system, which will manage cargo flows at marine terminals. The Board will also invest $8.95 million on hardware, licenses, and other costs of the implementation.