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Charleston Port Terminals Provide Container Status On Internet

Charleston, SC - Container and booking status for the South Carolina State Ports Authority's common user operations in the Port of Charleston, as well as Maersk-Sealand's and SSA's gates at the Wando Welch Terminal, is now available on the Internet through eModal (

By providing container and booking status in a single-source, trucking companies and others in the transportation chain can much more efficiently manage their day-to-day activities at multiple terminals in the harbor.

Ocean carriers using the South Carolina State Ports Authority's gate systems in the Port of Charleston, Maersk-Sealand's Universal Maritime Service gate at Wando Welch and the SSA gate system at Wando Welch have proactively come together in the eModal Port Community System.

"This should be a valuable tool for motor carriers serving the Port of Charleston," said Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

"This is a natural extension of our on-going efforts to improve customer service for truckers," Groseclose said. "We have invested heavily in new equipment, extended operating hours and taken numerous other steps because we believe that a productive and profitable trucking community is absolutely vital to any successful container port."

"Ports and terminals in the Southeast have taken strong leadership roles by working together through eModal to provide enhanced services to not only the trucking community, but also for brokers, freight forwarders, importers, exporters, and others," said John Cushing, president of eModal.