Distance of Terminals from Open Sea - SC Ports Authority

Distance of Terminals from Open Sea

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The Port of Charleston’s terminals are closer to the open ocean than any competing port, therefore minimizing sailing time and expediting turn times.

Union Pier Terminal: 5.5 miles to open sea. Approximately 1 hour sailing time.

Columbus Street Terminal: 6 miles to open sea. Approximately 1 hour sailing time.

Wando Welch Terminal: 9 miles to open sea. Approximately 1.5 hours sailing time.

North Charleston Terminal: 15 miles to open sea. Approximately 2 hours sailing time.

Veterans Terminal: 1.5 hours steaming time from the sea