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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/7/2004

Charleston Box Volume Up 17% in July

Charleston, SC -- The Port of Charleston's container volume rose 17% in July, led by double-digit growth in both imports and exports.

Charleston's total container volume in July was 161,700 TEU (20-foot equivalent units), up from 138,800 TEU in July 2003 and just shy of the all-time monthly record set in May.

Loaded exports and imports each rose 20% from July 2003. Loaded imports also hit another one-month record, reaching 78,800 TEU. This surpassed the previous loaded import record that was set in May.

Through the first seven months of 2004, Charleston's total container volume is up 6% to 1.05 million TEU.