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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/9/2013

Port of Charleston Welcomes Bob Greulich as Hong Kong Sales Rep

Charleston, SC - Robert (Bob) Greulich has joined the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) as its Hong Kong-based sales representative. A more than 40-year veteran of the maritime industry, Greulich is responsible for marketing the Port of Charleston’s public marine terminals to both shippers and ocean carriers throughout Hong Kong and Singapore.

A native of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Greulich spent the majority of his career at K-Line, a top 20 global carrier based in Japan. At K-Line, Greulich lived in both Japan and Hong Kong, working in various roles in sales and marketing and retiring after 27 years as director of K-Line Hong Kong. Most recently, he served as vice president of international sales for Wan Hai Lines, a Taiwan-based container shipping company.

“I can’t think of a better sales professional to represent us in Hong Kong,” said John Wheeler, vice president of carrier sales for the SCPA. “Singapore and Hong Kong represent a critically important region for the Port of Charleston’s long-range strategic growth, and Bob’s expertise and contacts throughout the region will be a tremendous asset.”

The SCPA has been actively growing its presence in the Asia trade lane. Last year, the Port of Charleston added two weekly container services in the trade, bringing its total to eight weekly services connecting South Carolina to ports across Asia.

Greulich earned a bachelor’s degree in business logistics from Penn State University in 1967. He joins the SCPA’s existing team of foreign sales representatives based in Shanghai, China; Seoul, South Korea; and Mumbai, India.

About the South Carolina Ports Authority:
The South Carolina 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 $63 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 http://www.scspa.com.