Union Pier Terminal – SC Ports Authority

Union Pier Terminal

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Union Pier Terminal is one of Charleston’s dedicated breakbulk handling facilities. UPT is ideal for handling traditional noncontainer freight such as forest products, metals, equipment, and project cargo. Buildings 318 and 322 were designed to handle paper being moved between ships and rail cars. Ample open storage is available for a wide variety of cargo. A redevelopment plan would replace a portion of the cargo handling facilities for a new cruise terminal in the near future.

Physical Address: 32 Washington St. Charleston, SC 29401
Driving Directions: From I-26 head SE, take exit 219-B. At bottom of ramp turn left. Continue on Morrison. The street name will change from Morrison Drive to East Bay Street. Follow the green highway signs to Union Pier Terminal.

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Terminal Manager: 843-577-8776
FAX: 843-577-8662

  • 2,470 continuous feet of berth space
  • Over 500,000 square feet of sprinkler-protected transit sheds
  • Multiple rail lines serving warehouses and dockside open storage areas
  • Covered rail access to all warehouses
  • Asphalt and concrete open storage areas
  • Smooth transitions between dockside aprons and ground-level open storage
  • Excellent security with visibility-restricted screening on chain-link and
  • barbed-wire fencing with a manned 24-hour guard gate
  • Easy access to I-26
  • Less than one hour to open ocean

Project Depth: 35 feet MLW. For confirmed current specifications contact our Harbor Master at 843-577-8192.

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