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Contact: Erin Dhand, Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs
Telephone: 843-577-8121 • Fax: 843-577-8127 • e-mail: EDhand@scspa.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/2/2001

Eastern Europe-Charleston Trade

The Port of Charleston is the nation’s largest seaport for containerized exports to Eastern Europe – 14,000

20-foot container units in 2000.

In two-way trade between Eastern Europe and the U.S., Charleston ranks second only to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with more than 26,000 20-foot container units in 2000.

Trade between the U.S. and Eastern Europe through the Port of Charleston rose 25% in 2000 and has grown eight-fold since 1991.