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Contact: Erin Dhand, Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/22/2004

PORTCHARLESTON MAGAZINE NAMED BEST PORT PUBLICATION

Charleston, SC – PortCharleston magazine, the S.C. State Ports Authority's bimonthly publication, was recently named the top port periodical in the Western Hemisphere.

The magazine received the American Association of Port Authorities' Award of Excellence, which was announced at the 93rd annual AAPA convention in Long Beach, Calif. in September.

PortCharleston received an average score of 46.3 out of 50. One judge said it “sets the standard for other ports.” PortCharleston is produced by the South Carolina State Ports Authority's sales and marketing department. It has an international circulation covering 7,000 copies port customers and transportation service providers.

The Ports Authority also won an AAPA Award of Merit for its ad campaign, “We've Got You Covered.”

The South Carolina State Ports Authority, established in 1942, owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal, handling international commerce valued at $39 billion annually.