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North Charleston Terminal

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North Charleston Terminal (NCT) is a modern container handling facility complete with post-Panamax container cranes, an on-terminal container freight station, an on-terminal rail yard, and direct easy access to I-26 and I-526.

Physical Address: 1000 Remount Rd North Charleston, SC 29406
Driving Directions: From I-26: Head SE, take exit 212C to merge onto I-526 E. Take exit 19 for N. Rhett Avenue, turn left onto N. Rhett. Turn right at Remount Road, continue on to terminal gates.

Gate Hours

Terminal Manager: 843-745-6533
Driver’s Assistance:: 843-579-4433

Total Acreage: 201
Developed Acreage: 197.8
Container Yard Acreage: 132.4

Container Slots: 11,316 Grounded + 2,854 Wheeled
Reefer Slots: 380
Interchange Lanes/Gates: 14

Container Yard Equipment: 8 RTGs.
23 Toplifters. 5 Empty Handlers.
Bulk rail transload facility located on-terminal.

Berth Length: 2,500 feet / 762 meters
Project Depth: 45 feet / 13.72 meters at Mean Low Water. For confirmed current specifications contact our Harbor Master at 843-577-8192.
Air Draft: (feet/meters) 155 feet / 47.2 meters at Mean High Water
Piloting Time: About 2.5 hours dependent on conditions.

Rail Service: On dock & near dock. CSX & Norfolk Southern.
Switching handled by Palmetto Railways.
Serviced by RapidRail

Count Make Outreach Containers Across
1 IHI 145 17
2 Morris 146 17
3 ZPMC 197 22


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