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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7/7/2011

Port of Charleston Named to Environmental Best List for Second Year

Charleston, SC - The Port of Charleston again has been named to an industry best list of organizations ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to the environment.

Inbound Logistics selected global organizations it deems “supply chain visionaries who every day demonstrate their commitment to sustainability” to its 75 Green Supply Chain Partners list.

Charleston was one of only five ports selected for the honor. Several other companies that do business in and around the Port of Charleston, including ocean carriers, trucking companies, third-party logistics providers and others, were also named to the list in the magazine’s June issue.

The magazine cited the port’s Pledge for Growth environmental program that includes more than $12 million in environmental and community projects, as well as collaborations with public and private industry on projects to reduce emissions from port equipment, trucks, tugs and other harbor craft.

Last month, the Port of Charleston hosted the Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Coalition for Responsible Transportation for the announcement of a national program aimed at reducing emissions from drayage trucks in port cities by extending the SmartWay program to local truck fleets.

Inbound Logistics magazine’s special section is available online.

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 $50 billion annually while 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 www.scspa.com.

About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.