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The South Carolina Ports Authority and its employees are very active and visible in the communities we serve. By supporting trade-related organizations, providing volunteers and resources for local service projects, and by fostering school and community partnerships, the Ports Authority seeks to be a good neighbor and our staff is always available to answer your questions.

Speaking Engagements & Tours

Have you ever wondered how a seaport operates or how our ports help attract new business investment to South Carolina? Interacting with our local community is an important part of what we do. Consider hosting a Port representative at your organization’s next meeting or setting up a group tour of our facilities.


Community Tour Program

The SC Ports Authority’s community tour program offers a firsthand look at port operations at three Charleston terminals. Spend the morning with us to learn about port activities, major projects and the future of our state port system. Register now.

Community Partnerships & Giving

The SC Ports Authority strives to be a positive force in the community. Our employees give of their time for volunteer activities, and the Port supports business and charitable organizations that align with its mission. Visit our Community Giving page for more information and to fill out an application.

Maritime Education

The SC Ports Authority also partners with local schools and universities across South Carolina to share information on the maritime industry and related careers. To request a speaker for your class, set up a group tour or receive resources relevant to the port, please contact us.

CONTACT: Kelsi Childress, External Affairs Coordinator, 843-577-8676