FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charleston, SC - The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority, has been selected to represent U.S. deep-draft ports on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council.
The MTS National Advisory Council was formed earlier this year to advise the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on issues raised by the marine transportation industry and on strategies to ensure a transportation system that improves global competitiveness. The council is composed of 31 representatives from across the country, including private sector organizations and public entities.
Groseclose is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ports and Harbours and the Board of Directors of the American Association of Port Authorities, for which he previously chaired its Planning & Research Committee. He also serves on the Committee on Ports & Channels for the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board and is a past president of the South Atlantic & Caribbean Ports Association.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority operates public seaport terminals in Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal, which handled international waterborne cargo valued at $29 billion in 1999. Charleston is currently the nation's fourth busiest container port and ranks sixth in dollar value of goods shipped.