Gate Operating Hours - SC Ports Authority

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Container Gate Operating Hours All facilities:

North Charleston and Wando Welch Terminals

Monday – Friday 06:00 -18:00
Flex Schedule: Yes
Yard Service Provided: Yes

Motor carriers attempting to perform missions must enter the lanes by 17:30.

Motor carriers attempting to deliver or receive loaded running reefers must enter the lanes by 16:30. (Exception: Motor carriers attempting to deliver or receive Hamburg Süd running reefers at NCT must enter the lanes by 16:00.)

Saturday 06:00 – 13:00
Flex Schedule: Yes
Yard Service Provided: Yes

Motor carriers attempting to perform dual missions must enter the lanes by 12:00.

Motor carriers attempting to perform single missions must enter the lanes by 12:30.

No Reefer Services unless prior approval by Steamship Line and Terminal.

SC Inland Port

Sunday – Saturday 00:00 – 24:00
Flex Schedule: Yes
Yard Service Provided: Yes

Train Cutoff 16:00 – Monday thru Thursday and Saturday

Breakbulk Gate Operating Hours
All Facilities

The breakbulk gate hours at North Charleston, Wando Welch, Columbus Street, and Veterans Terminals are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Scheduled appointment times are required at North Charleston and Wando Welch Terminals. Columbus Street and Veterans strongly recommend scheduled appointment times so that proper personnel and equipment will be ready.

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