Clarius Building 1

Take advantage of the Port of Charleston.

One of the biggest advantages of Clarius Building 1 is its proximity to the Port of Charleston, one of the largest and fastest-growing container ports on the East Coast of the U.S. As the fourth-busiest port on the East Coast, the Port of Charleston is renowned for its efficiency, giving you nearly immediate access to your containers and connections to multiple modes of transportation so that your goods can reach most domestic markets within days instead of weeks.

Now that the Panama Canal expansion is complete, all signs point to major shifts in global shipping - shifts that will benefit the Port of Charleston. Shifts that will benefit you if you commit to Clarius Building 1.

There are three distinct advantages offered by the Port of Charleston. Learn how they can help your business gain an edge in the rapidly-changing market.

Take Advantage of Shifting Trade

Trade is shifting from West to East. The Panama Canal expansion has opened the door for Post-Panamax vessels with 2.5 times the vessel haul capacity as previous vessels, carrying up to 14,000 TEUs per ship.

It has also accelerated a shift in global shipping. Up to 10% of container traffic to the U.S. from East Asia could shift to East Coast ports by 2020 - equivalent to building a new port roughly double the size of ports in Charleston and Savannah.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau international trade data; Drewry Shopping Consultants freight report; BCG analysis

Port of Charleston Harbor Deepening Project

In 2011, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study sparked what would become the Port of Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. With more than $300 million committed to the project and local, state and federal leadership investment, the Port of Charleston will shift from its current depth of 45 feet at mean low tide and 47 feet in the entrance channel to depths more conducive to Post-Panamax ships.

Planned Changes to the Harbor

54 feet

Entrance to the harbor

52 feet

Harbor depth

Bigger cranes

Stronger infrastructure added

By the end of 2019, Charleston will be the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast and the only port with 24/7 access for 14,000 TEU ships.

Port of Charleston Growth

TEU Volume Growth: Charleston vs All Other Major U.S. Ports

Source: AAPA Data (Loads & Empties)

Port of Charleston

58% TEU volume growth



All Other Major U.S. Ports

21% TEU volume growth


Port of Charleston

58% TEU volume growth



All Other Major U.S. Ports

21% TEU volume growth


The Port of Charleston saw 9% container volume growth in 2016-2017 alone.

Take Advantage of transportation and logistics

5 Port Terminals
2 Inland Ports

Dual Rail Access
CSX & Norfolk

Multiple Interstates
I-26, I-526, I-95

International Airport
Charleston (CHS)

Get Goods To and From Charleston Quickly

Carrier Service Transport Time Highlights

8 Days Bremerhaven to Charleston

20 Days Rio de Janeiro to Charleston

27 Days Shanghai to Charleston

34 Days to Hong Kong from Charleston

to Charleston


8 days

to Charleston

Rio de Janeiro

20 days

to Charleston


26 days

 from Charleston

to Hong Kong

37 days

Port of Charleston Container Capacity

9th largest

U.S. container port

4th busiest

deep-water port on South Atlantic & Gulf Coast


container terminals


non-container terminals

Instant Access to Containers

Gate turns average less than 60 minutes for a double move.

Ship-to-shore cranes work at 38 moves per hour per crane

Easy Distance to Customers

More than 1/5 of the U.S. population lives within 500 miles of Charleston

Shipments can reach most domestic markets within 48 hours

Take Advantage of Industrial growth


Since Boeing announced that it would produce Dreamliners in Charleston, the region has become an emerging international hub for aerospace and aviation. One of three places in the world assembling and delivering wide body jets, Charleston has attracted aerospace regional suppliers, including subassembly manufacturing, suppliers, advanced materials manufacturing and non-destructive mechnical technical experts. Boeing's economic impact on the area is estimated at $11 billion.


South Carolina is a major player in the growing Southeast automotive industry, with over 250 automotive-related companies and suppliers in the state. The state is also #1 in exports of tires and automobiles. Charleston is rapidly becoming an automotive hub of its own, with recent investments from Volvo and Daimler/Mercedes totaling $1 billion and creating an estimated more than 5,300 jobs.


Charleston is home to two major military-related operations: Joint Base Charleston and SPAWAR Atlantic. The Joint Base Charleston hosts over 60 Department of Defense and federal agencies and supports a force of over 90,000. SPAWAR is a highly classified cybersecurity engineering facility serving the U.S. Navy and other federal agencies that employs over 3,100 people and supports more than 100 local defense contractors.

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