#ColumbiaAgenda: SC's Top 25 Super Lawyers, Port Sets Record, SC Ready To Make Marijuana Money, Millennials Love Alcopops, Mosquito Guillotines
Apr 05, 2019 11:10AM
● By Chris Haire
Beattie B. Ashmore, Beattie B. Ashmore, P.A.
M. Dawes Cooke, Jr.; Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC
O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.; Furr & Henshaw
Mark C. Joye, Joye Law Firm, LLP
Robert N. Rosen, Rosen Law Firm, LLC
Andrew J. Savage, III, Savage Law Firm
Jack B. Swerling, Swerling Law Firm
Mark C. Tanenbaum, Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A.
Thomas W. Traxler, Carter Smith Merriam Rogers & Traxler, P.A.
G. Trenholm Walker; Walker Gressette Freeman & Linton, LLC
David B. Yarborough, Jr., Yarborough Applegate
George B. Cauthen, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Frank L. Eppes, Eppes & Plumblee, P.A.
Steven E. Farrar, Fox Rothschild LLP
Elizabeth Van Doren Gray, Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC
Angus M. Lawton, Lawton Law Firm
John T. Lay, Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.
Wallace K. Lightsey, Wyche, P.A.
Timothy E. Madden,Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
John C. Moylan, III; Wyche, P.A.
Terry E. Richardson, Jr., Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
Richard S. Rosen, Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC
Thomas L. Stephenson, Stephenson & Murphy
Robert E. Stepp, Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC
Thomas E. Vanderbloemen; Vanderbloemen Law Firm, P.A.
SC Ports Break Another Record, Inland Port Greer Sets One of Its Own: The S.C. Ports Authority had another busy month last month, posting "the strongest March in its history" and the second highest month moving TEUs (20-foot equivalent container units, i.e. your typical cargo container).
The TEU record was posted in last October when SCPA moved 217,035 steel boxes; last month, they moved 214,123.
Things were also good at Inland Port Greer, which set a new record, 14,522 rail lifts, besting the June 2017 record of 13,060.
The SCPA continues to play a major role in the growing logistics industry in South Carolina. Yes, it's not as sexy as jumbo jets or European luxury sedans, but the logistics sector's impact is huge.
We're talking about a statewide economic impact of $32.9 billion, 600 firms, and 113,000 workers bringing home a total compensation of $5.4 billion annually, according to a 2017 study from SC Logistics, a division of the S.C. Council on Competitiveness. And those figures make logistics a bigger industry than aerospace ($19 billion economic impact/22,000 workers) and automotive ($27 billion/61,000 workers).
Once completed, the current Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will likely lead to more logistics growth in South Carolina. According to SC Logistics, the future looks bright. Check out the infographic below to see their predictions.
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