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South Carolina State Ports Authority Names McClintock Chief Commercial Officer

Charleston, SC - The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has selected Paul McClintock to serve in the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective May 4.

As Senior Vice President and CCO, McClintock reports to the President & CEO and is in charge of all business development functions for the SCSPA. His areas of responsibility include all sales and marketing efforts for Charleston and Georgetown, as well as real estate and cruise development functions.

“Paul brings to the Ports of Charleston and Georgetown an increased focus on developing our existing customers' business, while also bringing new cargo opportunities to South Carolina's ports,” said John F. Hassell III, Interim President & CEO of the SCSPA.

McClintock has more than 26 years of experience in maritime, logistics, sales and operations management experience. He previously served as Vice President North America Sales for MOL (America) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), one of the world's largest multi-modal shipping companies. In this position, he was responsible for planning and leading all North American sales activities, including a staff of more than 100 personnel. McClintock earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Scranton.

“Paul has extensive global shipping experience and a demonstrated track record of exceptional performance throughout his career,” said Hassell. “He will significantly enhance our efforts to bring more cargo to the docks in Charleston and Georgetown, increase market share and encourage economic development.”

“South Carolina's port system is recognized around the world for its productivity and capabilities and it has tremendous potential,” said McClintock. “I look forward to working collaboratively with our customers and the maritime community to develop new cargo opportunities as we expand to better serve our customers.”

About the South Carolina State Ports Authority:

The South Carolina State Ports Authority, established by the state's General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston and Georgetown, handling international commerce valued at more than $62 billion annually and receiving no direct taxpayer subsidy. An economic development engine for the state, port operations facilitate 260,800 jobs across South Carolina and nearly $45 billion in economic activity each year. For more information, visit