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DoD CARGO Increasing military goods through the Port

ECSA COVERAGE New direct service with the East Coast of South America

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CHANGING TIDES New leadership at the SCSPA


South Carolina State Ports Authority AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS David J. Posek – Chairman Bill H. Stern – Vice Chairman Whitemarsh S. Smith III – Treasurer John F. Hassell III – Secretary Harry J. Butler Jr. Colden R. Battey Jr. Karen K. Floyd S. Richard Hagins Douglas M. Robertson SENIOR MANAGEMENT James I. Newsome III President & CEO Paul McClintock Senior Vice President & COO Joe T. Bryant Vice President, Terminal Development Stephen E. Connor Vice President, Security, Risk Mgmt.& Human Resources Pamela A. Everitt Chief Information Officer Peter N. Hughes Chief Financial Officer Philip Lawrence Chief Legal Counsel Peter O. Lehman Director, Planning & Business Development William A. McLean Vice President, Operations Barbara L. Melvin Director, Government Relations Byron D. Miller Director, Public Relations L. David Schronce Director, Port of Georgetown & Veterans Terminal Fred N. Stribling Vice President, Marketing & Sales MARKETING & SALES Fred Stribling, Vice President, Marketing & Sales Arthur J. Pruett, General Manager, Cargo Sales Victor DiPaolo, Manager, International Carrier Sales S. Craig Lund, Manager, National Accounts Jo Douglas, Manager, Regional Sales and Tariffs Shelia Cox, Regional Sales Manager, Charlotte Matt Pesavento, Regional Sales Manager, Atlanta Andy Sallans, Regional Sales Manager, New Jersey Marion Bull, Marketing Manager Ingrid Torlay, Senior Market Analyst April Fletcher, Market Analyst Marvin Preston, Port Photographer Winifred Diomede, Executive Assistant, New Jersey SALES OFFICES CHARLESTON Toll-Free: 1-800-382-1721. Mailing address: P.O. Box 22287, Charleston, SC 29413. Street address: 176 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401 ATLANTA Phone: 678-775-6731. Address: 6340 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 200, Duluth, GA 30097 CHARLOTTE Phone: 704-643-7777. Address: P.O. Box 241174, Charlotte, NC 28224-1174 NEW JERSEY Phone: 908-757-6669. Address: Hadley Plaza, 3000 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 EUROPE AGENT Managing Dir.: Bram van der Velden of Eurolist International Ltd. Phone: 44 20 7387-7300. Address: Evergreen House, 160 Euston Road, London NW1 2DT UK JAPAN AGENT Director: Yogi Doi; Phone: 5642-6317. Address: Room No. 52, 5th Floor, Kyodo Bldg., (Chuo), 1-212, Kayabacho, Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo, 103-0025, Japan CHINA AGENT Director: Capt. Y.Z. Liu; Phone: 86-216-4056358. Address: Room 902 9/F, Hua Guang Garden, 3297 Hong Mei Road, Shanghai, PR China, 201103 INDIA AGENT Director: Anthony Lobo; Phone 0091 9820123909. E-mail: anthonyscspa@rediffmail.com. Address: Sea Breeze B/5, Mori Road, Mahim. Mumbai 400 016 India. GEORGETOWN Phone: 843-527-4476. Address: P.O. Box 601, Georgetown, SC 29442

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MILITARY GEAR IS LINED UP AT THE WANDO TERMINAL AWAITING DEPLOYMENT. THE PORT OF CHARLESTON IS A STRATEGIC PORT OF CALL FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

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Group that provides U.S.-flag transportation services to government and commercial customers). In addition, American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier calls on Charleston with its U.S.-flag ships. DoD cargo is an important focus for these companies. For example, MLL recently made several additions and enhancements to its fleet to accommodate this growing business. Earlier this summer, MLL completed a recapitalization of its U.S. flag container fleet. The effort involved an investment of nearly $400 million for the purchase and reflagging of nine ships into the U.S. registry. MLL removed nine older, smaller ships from its U.S. fleet and replaced them with larger, faster and more modern U.S.-flag tonnage. All nine of the reflagged ships are enrolled in the MSP. “This additional capacity and capability, paired with the optimization and expansion of our U.S.-flag network, will enable us to provide even more reliable, timely and flexible service to our government customers,” said Bill Kenwell, MLL’s chief commercial officer. Four of those nine ships call Charleston weekly on MLL’s Transatlantic 2 (TA2) service. These vessels — the SeaLand Champion, SeaLand Eagle, SeaLand Mercury and SeaLand Racer — feature an average capacity of more than 4,100 TEU and an average age of just 9 years, while the ships they replaced had an average capacity of only 3,400 TEU and an average age of 23 years. In February, 2008, MLL added two U.S. flag roll-on/roll-off vessels in the MSP and VISA programs in an effort to support the DoD’s


growing demand for the transportation of vehicles, oversized cargo and non-containerized cargo. MLL’s Alliance St. Louis and the Alliance Norfolk, built in 2005 and 2007 respectively, have made several calls to the Port of Charleston to load U.S. government, preference and commercial cargo. Both vessels are pure car/truck carriers and have the capacity of 6,500 car equivalent units, approximately 54,000 cubic meters of stowage space. Kevin Speers, MLL senior director of marketing, noted that in 2008, MLL increased its yearly visits to the Port of Charleston. Seven U.S.-flag vessels — the Maersk Carolina, Maersk Georgia, Maersk Iowa, Maersk Missouri, Maersk Montana, Maersk Ohio and Maersk Virginia—call Charleston weekly on the MECL-1 service. The MECL-1 Eastbound rotation is: Charleston, Norfolk, Newark, Jebel Ali, Port Qasim and Nhava Sheva. The MECL-1 Westbound rotation is: Jebel Ali, Port Qasim, Nhava Sheva, Salalah, Newark, Charleston and Norfolk. Five of MLL’s U.S.-flag vessels — the SeaLand Champion, SeaLand Eagle, SeaLand Mercury, SeaLand Meteor and SeaLand Racer — call the Port of Charleston weekly on the Transatlantic 2 (TA2) Westbound service. The TA2 Westbound port rotation is: Rotterdam, Flexistowe, Bremerhaven, Charleston, Houston, Mobile, and Norfolk. “As Charleston is a strategic port for the Department of Defense, it also is a strategic port of call for Maersk Line, Limited,” Speers said. “Charleston’s proximity to many of our military customers’ key installations have proven vital for both the Department of Defense and Maersk Line, Limited to use and leverage.”

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news communities across the world, including ours,” said David J. Posek, SCSPA chairman. “We should be proud that the people of South Carolina’s ports have banded together to better serve our existing customers, while at the same time attracting new business.” Ocean carriers have idled 10% of the world’s shipping fleet amid the recession, but the shuffling and juggling of container services today should play to Charleston’s advantages, said SCSPA interim president & CEO, John F. Hassell III. “Fewer, larger ships will handle world trade in the years to come,” Hassell said. “With the deepest shipping channels in the region, Charleston is well positioned for this development, as well as for the expanded Panama Canal in 2014. South Carolina is the place to do business now, and in the future.” In the fiscal year that ended June 30, the SCSPA handled 1.37 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) at its three container terminals in the Port of Charleston, down 19% from 1.69 million TEU in fiscal 2008. Breakbulk volume in Charleston was down 17%, with 549,008 pier tons handled in fiscal 2009 versus 660,096 pier tons in the previous year. The Port of Georgetown’s volume was up 3% over last year to 286,254 tons of cargo. In addition to a new renewable energy project in Georgetown (see Profile about Brad Stroble), several additional contracts could bring several million tons of

new cargo through the port.

MeadWestvaco, Rockefeller Break Ground on Logistics Park MeadWestvaco Corp.’ s (MWV) Community Development and Land Management Group, and Rockefeller Group Development Corporation (RGDC) have officially begun site work for the first distribution building to be developed in Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone/Charleston. The first step is to improve approximately one mile of Drop Off Drive, the frontage road along Interstate 26. Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone/Charleston is planned for four buildings containing approximately 2.7 million square feet on 400 acres of industrial land near the I-26/Jedburg Road interchange in Berkeley County. “Breaking ground is a significant step. We are excited to be working with local contractors, generating local jobs,” said Ed Guiltinan, RGDC vice president and regional director. “The road improvements we are performing to Drop Off Drive will greatly enhance the access to the site. And, having a completed building pad will enable us to deliver a building much more quickly for prospective tenants.” Banks Construction will complete the roadwork, and Landmark

Construction will conduct the site preparation work. Approximately 45 jobs will be created to support the road construction and site preparation work. “Commencing the road improvements and site work demonstrates our belief in the Port of Charleston and the Charleston region,” s aid Ken S eeger, Community Development and Land Management Group president. “We look forward to securing tenants and bringing additional jobs to the Lowcountry.” The partners are seeking Foreign Trade Zone designation for the property. RGDC’s affiliate, Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone Services (RGFTZS), is a leader in helping companies establish strategic trade processes to minimize costs and avoid delays associated with importing and exporting.

Three S.C. Companies Receive FTZ Status In this volatile economic climate, the ability to cut costs can make or break a company. Three South Carolina companies are saving big bucks by recently achieving Special Purpose ForeignTrade Subzone status by the U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) Board. The first is Cornell Dubilier Marketing Inc. (CDM), a manufacturer or aluminum electro-

lytic capacitors, which operates a 150,000-square-foot plant in Liberty, S.C. The company will benefit from zone-to-zone transfer, which eliminates duty expenses paid to suppliers that also are located in an FTZ. In this case, most of the aluminum foil used in the manufacture of aluminum electrolytic capacitors is supplied by two U.S. companies that also are designated FTZs. Now that CDM is a FTZ subzone, the company will benefit from inverted duty relief, which will enable CDM to declare the duty rate on its finished product (which is duty free) versus the duty on the imported foil. Second, The Wm. Powell Co., “Powell Valves” dba The Starflo Corp., is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial valves in the U.S. (established in 1846). Located at the Clarendon County Industrial Park in Manning, S.C, the company manufactures and packages its products with other value-added services, such as automation, modifications to customer specifications, and quality technical requirements and services. FTZ subzone status affords The Wm. Powell Co. the ability to defer or eliminate duty on exports or shipments to customers with FTZ status. Finally, Agfa Materials offers high-quality film-based consumables in the business-to-business

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product leaves the zone. The scrap is non-dutiable, once again reducing duties. “FTZ status can bring many financial benefits to corporations,” Appleton said. “Yes, there are certainly regulations that must be followed, but we all agree that the view is worth the climb.”

Berliner Seilfabrik Chooses S.C. for Sales, Distribution and Operations German-owned Berliner Seilfabrik has announced that it will locate its U.S. sales and distribution operations in Greenville. Berliner Seilfabrik manufactures “living playgrounds” — intricately designed modular playscapes in a variety of unique designs and shapes, made from sturdy, galvanized steel wires covered with external rope strands of

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news Polyamide yarns. Internationally patented, the Berliner Seilfabrik ropes ensure maximum abrasionresistance and color fastness for years of hard play. David Koehler, president of Berliner Seilfabrik, said the company initially will staff the S.C. sales office with a three-person sales team to cater to the needs of dealers across the United States, and also serve as a distribution point for product arriving through the Port of Charleston. “We examined numerous markets around the country, including New York, Chicago and Atlanta, before deciding to establish this sales headquarters in Greenville,” said Koehler. “We see a tremendous market opportunity here in the United States for our product line and felt that Greenville’s excellent value and quality of life for our team, its East Coast location, Port of Charleston accessibility and interstate access made it an ideal location for our operations.”

Koyo Expands S.C. Operations Koyo Corp. U.S.A. will expand and invest approximately $10 million in its Orangeburg County facility. “We are pleased to be expanding our operations in South Carolina,” said Yoichi Teramoto, Koyo Corp. U.S.A. vice president of administration. “We’ve operated our plant in Orangeburg for more than 30 years and look forward to continuing

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to grow in the Global Logistics Triangle,” he continued. “South Carolina has long provided our company with a positive business environment and a strong workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials.” Koyo Corp. U.S.A. is a major supplier of bearings to industrial OEM and automotive manufacturers. The company is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier to Toyota, Honda, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and BMW. Koyo Corp. U.S.A. opened its facility in Orangeburg in 1975.

SCSPA Plans Cruise Terminal Improvements The effort to improve and enhance the Port of Charleston’s Passenger Terminal is advancing as six urban planning firms have submitted proposals to update a portion of the master plan for the terminal and the surrounding area. The SCSPA and the city of Charleston have launched a collaborative effort and are working closely on the project to upgrade the Passenger Terminal to more effectively meet new security requirements, as well as to better serve the market needs of its cruise customers. On June 16, the SCSPA requested proposals from recognized planning and urban design firms that are familiar with

and have worked within the city of Charleston. Seven firms were asked to bid on updating a portion of the 1996 master plan that covers about nine acres in downtown Charleston around the Passenger Terminal. The SCSPA and the city hope to work with the winning firm, along with the community, to update the plan by early 2010. With the updated plan in hand, the SCSPA will seek development partners interested in portions or all of the nine acres. This privatesector development will help fund improvements and upgrades to the Passenger Terminal. The existing Passenger Terminal was built in 1971 and has served Charleston’s cruise business well over the years. However, post-9/11 federal security requirements have introduced new facility requirements, while ship sizes have increased and passengers have greater expectations for cruise facilities.

Charleston Deepening Study Advances South Carolina’s seaports in Charleston and Georgetown stand to gain more than $12 million in additional funding for deepening studies and channel maintenance following recent action in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Port of Charleston currently is 47 feet deep at mean low water in the entrance chan-

nel and 45 feet inside the harbor. Charleston’s channels have the opportunity to go even deeper, due to funding for the resumption of a reconnaissance study on future deepening. “With a 45-foot draft at low water, Charleston already has the region’s deepest channels and can accommodate post-Panamax ships today,” said David J. Posek, SCSPA chairman of the board. “The new project would take Charleston beyond 45 feet, opening the port to all classes of the world’s most modern vessels. We are ready for the Panama Canal expansion and beyond.” After final approval by the U.S. House and Senate, and passage of the Energy & Water appropriations bill, Charleston Harbor also will receive $1,798,000 for dredged material disposal facilities and an additional $10.7 million for maintenance dredging work. “The Ports of Charleston and Georgetown will be even more competitive,” Posek said. Another $1 million will go to needed maintenance dredging in Georgetown’s 27-foot authorized channel. “There are several new cargo accounts eyeing Georgetown, and adequate draft will help close those deals and bring these new projects, jobs and investment to our state,” said Posek. “We are committed to enhancing Georgetown’s position and are aggressively pursuing new business for the port.”


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Same Mix; Smaller Base? BY APRIL FLETCHER Market Analyst

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“Trade is down, the economy is terrible. Production is slowing. There’s no end in sight.” That basically sums up a good majority of articles in trade publications that have been published in the past months. So yes, it is common knowledge that imports and exports are not booming. But what about the dynamics of the trade mix? Are volumes simply decreasing overall? Are there shifts occurring in global sourcing where goods are being manufactured closer to the end user? Are there certain trade lanes being hit harder than others? To examine what’s behind the numbers, we’ll use Charleston’s volumes from the past two fiscal years. Unfortunately at this time we do not have June 2009 data available, so for the purpose of this article fiscal year 2008 will be July 2007-May 2008 and fiscal year 2009 will be June 2008-May 2009. Overall, Charleston’s loaded TEU volumes were down almost 20% in 2009 from 2008. Broken down by trade lane, it seems the decrease is fairly even: imports down 20% and exports down 19%. However in both years, the trade balance was the same: 47% exports to 53% imports. Charleston’s biggest tradelane in 2008 was North Europe with 35% of the Port’s total volumes. In 2009, 34% of TEUs were along the North Europe trade lane. The other trade lanes were also pretty much the same, leading one to think that the downward trend is basically consistent across all lanes. The largest differences are in the Mediterranean and Indian routes. In 2008, the share of Charleston’s cargo was 6% and 10% while in 2009 they were 4% and 12% respectively. This could likely be due to the increasing amount of Suez and Round-the-World services coming on line, resulting in more direct India region calls and a reduced need for transshipments. Breaking volumes down to a country level shows that most countries had the same percentage of Charleston’s volumes in 2009 as 2008.

Of the top 20 countries, all are within 1% of Charleston’s market share from the previous year with the exception of China, which had 13% of Charleston’s TEUs in 2008 and grew to 15% in 2009. Digging down to see what specific commodity grew for China/ Charleston trade, one sees that the biggest gainer in 2009 for Charleston was glove imports by almost 1,500 TEUs. This is the direct result of a South Carolina company returning to the Port of Charleston after having used a competing port. Another big gainer was in footwear, which is the result of a distribution center expansion in South Carolina. Looking at all commodities to and from all countries and Charleston, there is not much difference between 2008 shares and 2009. The percentage of Charleston’s cargo for each commodity is the exact same, or within 1%, for both years. Charleston’s top commodity is paper/paperboard with 8% of total volumes in 2008 and 2009. Auto parts, the Port’s No. 2 commodity, had 5.8% of 2008 volumes and 5.4% of 2009 volumes. However, both commodities were down in the past year from 2008 numbers. This is to be expected, especially with auto parts, given the recent slow-down of the global auto industry. The difference was over 18,000 fewer TEUs in 2009 versus 2008, even though auto parts still account for about 5% of trade through Charleston. Is it safe to say there is no trade lane, country or commodity that isn’t feeling the pinch these days? For Charleston, these numbers show the answer is “yes.” Some of our best customers have had to slow production or shutter buildings in order to keep their companies afloat and Charleston’s terminals are literally feeling their pain. However, trade is expected to slowly pick up again — some economists say as soon as the end of the year. And when volumes do start to grow again, it’s likely that unless there is a dramatic change in Charleston’s market base, that the mix of trade lanes and commodities going in and out of the Port will be very close to what it is today.

Charleston Volumes by Tradelane - 2009

23%

All Others

23%

- 2008

4% Mediterranean

6% 6%

E. Coast S. America

6% 12%

India & Other Asia

10% 21%

Northeast Asia

20% 34%

North Europe

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Brad Stroble: Overseeing Non-Containerized Cargo at South Carolina’s Ports BY BETSY HARTER

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A recent increase in bulk, breakbulk and project cargo has prompted the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) to assign one person to oversee non-containerized cargo. Brad Stroble, who has spent the last 5 ½ years running the Port of Charleston’s Veterans Terminal, a 110-acre terminal on the Cooper River, recently stepped up to his new role as SCSPA Sales and Marketing Manager of Bulk, Breakbulk and Project Cargo. “Over the past 5 1/2 years, Brad has shown outstanding leadership skills and the ability to develop Veterans Terminal into one of the SCSPA’s busiest breakbulk facilities,” said David Schronce, SCSPA director of Georgetown and Veterans terminals. “Brad is We are workthe perfect person to lead the non-containerized side of our ing hard to get business as we move forward Georgetown during the economically challenging years to come.” dredged back to Since arriving at the SCSPA, its project depth of Stroble has handled sales and 27 feet. I am confioperations at Veterans Terminal, which is dedicated to bulk, dent that once we breakbulk, Ro-Ro and project cross that hurdle, cargo. He has also assisted at the Port of Georgetown. we’ll be able to Although Stroble acquired secure substanthe majority of his experience tial business for at Veterans Terminal, he will work closely with the SCSPA Georgetown. marketing and sales team to develop multi-purpose cargo - Brad Stroble, SCSPA Sales at all terminal facilities. and Marketing Manager of “When people think about Bulk, Breakbulk and South Carolina’s bulk and Project Cargo breakbulk terminals, the Port of Charleston usually comes to mind; however, just 60 miles north of Charleston lies a sleeping giant,” Stroble said. “A lot of people forget about Georgetown, which is an ideal 75-acre bulk and breakbulk terminal…a diamond in the rough. Collectively, South Carolina Ports have a lot to offer our noncontainerized customers in both Charleston and Georgetown.” The SCSPA currently is focusing on maintenance dredging for Georgetown’s 27-foot authorized channel. Thanks to the action of S.C. Congressman Henry E. Brown, the Energy and Water Appropriations bill approved by the U.S. House earlier this summer included $1 million toward needed maintenance dredging in Georgetown. With Sen. Lindsey Graham’s support, the Senate Appropriations committee ad-

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opted the same provision in its version of the bill. “We are working hard to get Georgetown dredged back to its project depth of 27 feet. I am confident that once we cross that hurdle, we’ll be able to secure substantial business for Georgetown,” Stroble said. Shippers also recognize the Port of Georgetown’s potential. As recently as this summer, the SCSPA signed a new 20-year contract with Carolina-Pacific, a South Carolina-based producer of wood briquettes, which are used as a renewable energy source. Carolina-Pacific will begin manufacturing and exporting product from the Port of Georgetown this month. The first vessel is expected to handle 6,000 metric tons of product onto a ship for export to Europe. Carolina-Pacific plans to move approximately 66,000 metric tons in its first year of operation at the port. In addition to the business across the pier, Carolina-Pacific initially will occupy more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse space at the port to support manufacturing and exporting the wood briquettes, which are used in power generation as an eco-friendly substitute or supplement to coal. In the coming months, Stroble will focus on capturing additional non-containerized business related to bulk, breakbulk and project cargo, always keeping in mind the mission of the SCSPA: to contribute to the economic development of the State of South Carolina by fostering and stimulating waterborne commerce and shipment of freight. “Breakbulk is very labor intensive, which is great for South Carolina’s economy because it requires a lot of people to get the job done,” he said. “We are aggressively pursuing opportunities and making a sound decision to stay in the breakbulk area.”


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Neal Brothers: Never Saying “No” BY BETSY HARTER

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With so many logistics companies offering warehousing and distribution services, how does one differentiate itself from the rest? For Neal Brothers, it’s all about customer service. “We try to earn our customers’ business every single day,” said Darryl Ray Griffin, manager at Neal Brothers. “We believe in never saying ‘no.’ If it takes all day and all night, we never ever say no.” Neal Brothers was founded nearly 100 years ago in Leicester, England, when two brothers began manufacturing ammunition boxes for the Allied and British Armies. The two soon formed an entire company around export packing, boxing and crating. Three generations later, Neal Brothers still is family-owned and operated. Through the decades, the company has expanded its services, facilities and its number of locations, but one thing remains the same: a dedication to taking care Our motto is that of customers and doing whatever it nothing is too big takes to get the job done right. While Neal Brothers still is — or too small — headquartered in Leicester, the for us to do. company’s North American branch is in Charleston, S.C. Neal Brothers – Holly Williams, set up shop in the port city in 1988 Neal Brothers after it became familiar with the production manager area as a shipper. “Everything always went very well in Charleston, and we found it the most convenient, professional and easy port to work with,” Griffin said. In the world of distribution, location is everything. With four facilities, each within five miles and fifteen minutes of the Port of Charleston’s terminals, Neal Brothers boasts a total of 500,000 square feet of warehousing and distribution space. The company’s main building occupies an entire block on the former Navy Base in North Charleston. Other facilities include: the Neal Brothers Florida Building, a smaller facility also situated on the former Navy Base; the Neal Brothers Domino facility on Azalea Road, named for the building’s former tenant, Domino Sugar; and the Neal Brothers Greenleaf building on Greenleaf Street. Both CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads serve the main building, providing access for up to five rail cars at any given time. For the first few decades that Neal Brothers was in business, the company focused solely on boxing, crating and export packing. As a result, the company’s personnel have become experts in complete packing services, which include everything from high-tech barrier foils and vapor-proof packaging to on-site packing and crating at a customer’s facility. “For instance, if a company disassembles a factory, we will pack their machinery for export shipment,” said Griffin. “We will travel

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anywhere, and we have done on-site packing jobs in Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama.” In 1995, Neal Brothers started branching out from boxing, crating and packing. “We wanted to diversify so that when times were tough in packing we could focus on distribution, and vice versa,” Griffin explained. Today, Neal Brothers provides distribution, warehousing, storage and freight station services such as container and flat rack stuffing and stripping, pickand-pack, and cross docking. Moreover, the company offers 150,000 square feet of U.S. Customs-bonded storage space. “We now offer a full array of services, but we specialize in overdimensional and outof-gauge cargo,” Griffin added. Neal Brothers owns a variety of heavy lifting equipment that enables the company to handle cargo weighing anywhere between 5,000 and 55,000 pounds. The company owns roughly 30 lift trucks and four indoor bridge cranes varying from 5 tons to 65 tons. Inside the main building on the former Navy Base, the company uses a 150-ton overhead crane. Facilities, equipment and services aside, the heart of Neal Brothers is its customer service. More than 50 people work for Neal Brothers in Charleston, and every single one is dedicated to getting the job done, whatever it takes. “Our motto is that nothing is too big — or too small — for us to do,” said Holly Williams, Neal Brothers production manager. That company-wide can-do attitude, coupled with a slew of heavylift equipment, has allowed Neal Brothers to handle a wide variety of cargo. Through the years, Neal Brothers has packed, lifted and transported everything from air conditioners and steel coils, to plywood and lumber, to motorcycles and boats. “We may have to work around the clock, day and night, but we don’t say no to anything. We work best under pressure…when customers are pushing us,” Griffin said. After a lengthy pause, he added, “We do appreciate the heads-up, though!”


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company profile

Sun Paper: High Quality Private-Label Paper Products BY BETSY HARTER

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Shaky economic times are forcing all of us to cut corners in our household budgets. But one area where consumers

of Charleston is very efficient.” Sun Paper imports a portion of the raw fiber material used in its process through the Port of Charleston. Salgado expects volume to are reluctant to pinch pennies is on paper products. We’ve all learned, one way or another, why skimping on paper towels increase as the company completes a 60,000-square-foot expansion or toilet paper is a bad idea. Thankfully, one South Carolina company is in the fourth quarter of this year. Sun Paper manufactures high-qualworking with national grocery store chains to offer high-quality house- ity bathroom and facial tissue, napkins and paper towels. The fully automated plant does everything from embossing, perforating, and hold paper goods at a great value Sun Paper manufactures value-priced private-label consumer paper cutting the paper to packaging, wrapping, packing, palletizing, and goods—including napkins, paper towels, and toilet and facial tissue. warehousing the products. “Everything leaves our plant ready to deliver to customers’ distribuAlthough the product packaging bears the names of stores such as BiLo, Bloom, Family Dollar and Food Lion, the quality of each product tion centers. They, in turn, ship them to their stores,” Salgado said. Sun Paper works closely with customers to design custom houseis on par with name-brand products such as Charmin, Cottonelle or hold paper products and packaging. Salgado atAngel Soft. tributes Sun Paper’s ability to offer such a wide Jose Salgado founded Sun Paper, which is headvariety of products for so many different customThe Port of quartered in Miami, Fla., in 1990 and has accrued half ers to its versatile, fully automated technology. The a century’s worth of experience in the paper industry. Charleston, to company has made considerable investments in Today, four of his six children are involved in the family us, offers the development of processes to enhance product feel business, including: Carlos, a mechanical engineer who and appearance, as well as in machines with highoversees technical aspects of the company; Daniel, an best service and volume production capacity and versatility. As a IT major who handles the plant’s operating systems; professionalism result, it can more easily adapt its product lines to Rita, a finance major who is the company controller; and Joe, an economics major who, in his current role by far. accommodate market shifts. For instance, Sun Paper has the ability to make facial tissue with Aloe and as executive vice president, handles product and busi– Joe Salgado, Vitamin E additives, ultra soft 3-ply bathroom tisness development. Sun Paper founder sue, and premium napkins that are equivalent to or “I have been working with my father for 25 years outperform the brands. — I started out working with machines on the paper “We source our plant with the latest technolside of it when I was just 15,” Joe Salgado said. “So, ogy and highest flexibility so we can when needed, I handle the machine side of the business, too.” As Sun Paper continued to grow, in 2007 the company expanded its provide the latest products on the operation by opening a facility in Duncan, S.C., and eventually closed market and sometimes even exceed its Medley, Fla. plant. Joe Salgado noted that the company chose the site quality expectations,” Salgado said. based on a variety of criteria, including a thriving business climate; con- “We adapt as markets dictate.” Sun Paper’s only proprietary venient access to markets and vendors, which reduced transportation product is a line of facial tissue known costs; a high quality of life; and support from the Port of Charleston. “We have dealt with many different ports along the eastern seaboard,” as Americana, which features packaghe said. “The Port of Charleston, to us, offers the best service and profes- ing printed with patriotic designs by sionalism by far. We are pleased with port operations, and we enjoy the designer Beth Yarbrough. The sales of this product support the nonproffact that we can resolve any issue with one phone call.” When Sun Paper was located in Miami, the plant was just a few miles it organization Coalition to Salute from the port, whereas now the company’s manufacturing facility is more America’s Heroes. “Our American service men and than two hour’s drive from the coast. However, Salgado noted that the gains the company has made in efficiency by using the Port of Charleston women make great sacrifices to defend our freedom,” Salgado said. “Our outweigh the benefits of being within a few miles of a port. “Despite being further away from our port of call, we are more satis- Americana facial tissue has been created to generate funds to aid our fied,” Salgado explained. “From the time a ship gets in until the product soldiers and their families who, as a result, suffer severe personal and is cleared and the trucks pick up the containers — everything at the Port financial hardship.”

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New leadership, new staff and a revised organizational structure reinforce the SCSPA’s customer-centered focus. BY BETSY HARTER

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With a new leader at the helm, as well as a new organizational structure and new sales staff, the South Carolina State Ports Authority is poised and ready to serve its customers better than ever before. One of the most exciting changes at the SCSPA is the addition of two shipping veterans to the top leadership positions. Both President and CEO James I. (Jim) Newsome III, and Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Paul McClintock bring with them decades of experience in the shipping industry. Not only will that experience help the SCSPA in its efforts to increase market share and encourage economic development, but it also will assist them in reaching their top goal: unparalleled customer service. “I hope to lead in a way that allows us to focus squarely on our core mission — serving our customers and bringing economic benefits to the state,” Newsome said. McClintock echoed those sentiments. “I look forward to working collaboratively with our customers and the maritime community to develop new cargo opportunities as we expand to better serve our customers,” McClintock said. Newsome brings more than 30 years of global shipping experience to the ports of Charleston and PAUL MCCLINTOCK Georgetown. Most recently, he served as president of Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc., which is part of the world’s fifth-largest ocean shipping company. Directly under Newsome is the newly created chief commercial officer position, which McClintock holds. Now in charge of all business development functions for the SCSPA, McClintock’s areas of responsibility include all sales and marketing efforts for Charleston and Georgetown, as well as real estate and cruise development func-

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tions. Reporting directly to McClintock are: Fred Stribling, vice president of marketing and sales; David Schronce, director of the Port of Georgetown and Veteran’s Terminal; and Peter Lehman, director of business development. “With this new structure, all revenue activity is centralized under one person (McClintock), which was not the case before, below the level of CEO,” Stribling said. “This change is a positive improvement over our previous organizational structure.”

Revitalized Marketing Department Due to the retirement of several veteran employees, the SCSPA’s sales and marketing department also has several new team members. “This reorganization of my group (sales) has been a process that has been under way for a couple of years,” Stribling said. “We had some experienced sales managers retire, which has allowed me go industry-wide to recruit professionals in the ocean freight business.” Nearly two years ago, Sheila Cox replaced the retiring Tommy Alexander as a regional sales manager. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Cox covers the Carolinas, Virginia and Eastern Tennessee. “Because we have a great concentration of customers along the I-85 corridor, locating a sales office closer to customers in Charlotte has increased face-to-face time with customers, and we have been pleased with the volume and quality of Sheila’s sales,” Stribling said. Last year, when Ron Chestnut retired after 25 years, Jo Douglas


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joined the SCSPA as manager of regional sales and tariffs. Since that time, Douglas has handled all tariffs, including pricing for breakbulk, heavy lift, and specialized cargo. She also has served as a direct contact for the Charleston tri-county area, giving the local market its own link to the port. “Meshing tariffs with a local sales position has worked well for Jo, who combines a strong skill set with her solid network of transportation and trade contacts,” Stribling said. This past summer, Arthur J. Pruett joined the SCSPA marketing and sales team as general sales manager for cargo sales. Pruett replaces Mike Westerfield, who retired after holding the position since 1992. This Charleston-based position combines the sales management of the U.S. cargo sales team, along with the administration of the port’s customer relationship management program. All SCSPA regional sales representatives now report to Pruett. “It is rare that you have an opportunity to start fresh with a new team of such high caliber,” Stribling said. “This advantage makes us stronger, more competitive and more aggressive than we have ever been before.”

Emphasis on Customers An increased focus on meeting customers’ needs is driving the entire SCSPA, from Newsome on down the line. “The most important thing for our clients to know is that we are here for them and we get it,” McClintock said. “These are challenging times and our South Carolina Ports are going to work with our customers to hopefully earn their business and be there with them as their business grows in the future.” That’s not just talk — the SCSPA is making it happen. One way is by working with the sales and marketing team to create customerfocused initiatives. Pruett and the market research department are revising the SCSPA’s in-house customer relationship management software program to improve its functionality. The team will be able to better capture and retain customer information, then segment that information appropriately for marketing purposes. Technology aside, the port’s leaders are sticking with the oldfashioned approach of face-to-face conversation to find out where they can improve. “As the economy has continued to be a challenging environment for our export and import customers, as well as ocean carrier clients, we continue to emphasize direct conversation with our current and prospective clients and are listening to their changing needs,” Stribling said. “We are working collaboratively with our operations and other maritime partners to find ways to adapt processes and instill flexible solutions to the challenges that have arisen during this economic downturn.” The SCSPA is not alone in its efforts. Just a few months into the job, McClintock already has received strong support from state leaders, as well as the entire waterfront community. “We have our assets, our equipment and our deep water. But our real momentum comes from the collective will to win in the port business in South Carolina,” McClintock said. “We might not see that in the numbers immediately as the economy plays out, but a great deal of attention and commitment is being made in South Carolina today to increase the competitiveness of our port facilities.”


At the Helm James I. (Jim) Newsome III President and Chief Executive Officer “Relationships are critical to a port’s success, and they will be a top priority.” —Jim Newsome James I. (Jim) Newsome III in September joined the SCSPA as president and chief executive officer. An accomplished shipping executive, Newsome previously served as president of Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc., which is part of the world’s fifth-largest ocean shipping company. Prior to joining Hapag-Lloyd in 1997, he spent 10 years with Nedlloyd Lines, serving as executive vice president of the Americas, president of Nedlloyd Lines (USA), and other senior management positions. Before his time with Nedlloyd, Newsome spent 10 years with Strachan Shipping Company, where he was president of their Hoegh Lines Agencies subsidiary in Jersey City, N.J., and he held other positions in Houston and New York. Newsome earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in transportation and logistics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Paul G. McClintock Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer “Very few clients complain about performance issues with our [SC] ports. We run an excellent operation — the most productive in North America. Our truck-turn times hover around 20-22 minutes. Our queue times are less than 10 minutes. We turn ships faster than anyone. We’re reliable. What our clients have been saying, however, is that our inflexibility on some of our policies was out of step with the challenges they have been facing. We’re changing that.” —Paul G. McClintock Paul G. McClintock joined the SCSPA in April as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. His areas of responsibility include all sales and marketing efforts for Charleston and Georgetown, as well as real estate and cruise development functions. McClintock previously served as Vice President of North America Sales for MOL (America) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL), one of the world’s largest multi-modal shipping companies. McClintock earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Scranton.

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Fred N. Stribling Vice President, Marketing and Sales “Our new marketing team will continue our long tradition of listening to customer needs and seeking ways to improve our service delivery to current and prospective customers.” —Fred N. Stribling Fred N. Stribling continues in his role as Vice President, Marketing and Sales for the SCSPA. Now reporting directly to Paul McClintock, Stribling is responsible for all of the SCSPA’s carrier and cargo sales, pricing and marketing functions. Prior to joining the Authority in 2001 as Director, Marketing & Sales, Stribling worked for 15 years with Sea-Land Service, where he held management positions in both operations and sales. Peter O. Lehman Director of Business Development “The success we have had thus far has been due to our ‘team approach,’ with all of the partners playing a part in the success.” —Peter Lehman Now reporting to Paul McClintock, Peter O. Lehman continues to serve as Director of Business Development for the SCSPA. Lehman joined the Authority in 1997 as Executive Assistant to SCSPA President Bernard Groseclose and was appointed to his new position of Director, Planning & Business Development in 2000. Before joining the Authority in 1997, he was executive director of the S.C. World Trade Center-Charleston for four years. Lehman earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University, a certificate of advanced study from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), and obtained his juris doctorate degree from the New England School of Law. L. David Schronce Director of the Port of Georgetown and Veteran’s Terminal “Since bulk, breakbulk and project cargoes have been my passion for the past 25 years, I look forward to the Authority’s vision of strengthening this market. As director of the Authority’s only dedicated bulk, breakbulk and project cargo terminals, I am especially excited that some of that attention will be directed toward the Port of Georgetown.” —L. David Schronce L. David Schronce continues to serve the SCSPA as Director of the Port of Georgetown and Veteran’s Terminal. Schronce joined the SCSPA in 1980 as Assistant Regional Manager, Piedmont Region. He was promoted in 1984 to Manager, Trade Development at the Port of Georgetown. He has served as Director of both the Port of Georgetown and Port of Port Royal since 1993. Before joining the Authority he worked for nine years with a major trucking company serving in both operations and sales. Schronce received his business degree from Washington University, in Washington, D.C. He also received an associate degree in Transportation Management from Greenville Technical College.


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Direct Services by Terminal by Deployment Grouping This listing indicated direct service calls in/out of Charleston. Many of these carriers also offer transshipment options that will move your cargo anywhere in the world. Please contact to your ocean carrier about transshipment options.

Term

Service Name

Participating Carriers

Trade Route

Foreign Port Rotation

# Vsls

Avg TEU Size

Freq

CS

Andino European Service mpc

BBC

Transatlantic / WCSA

Hamburg / Antwerp / Bilbao / Charleston / Guayaquil / Puerto Bolivar / Callao / Antofagasta / Valparaiso

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Monthly

CS

AWE-3

COSCO / “K” Line / Yang Ming / Hanjin

Asia via Pan

Kaohsiung / Hong Kong / Yantian / Busan / Charleston

8

4,516

Weekly

CS

TAS-1

COSCO / “K” Line / Yang Ming / Hanjin / Zim

North Europe

Antwerp / Bremerhaven / Rotterdam / Le Havre / Charleston

4

2,699

Weekly

CS

North America Service

NSCSA

Mediterranean / MidE/ISC

Charleston / Halifax / Port Said / Jeddah / Muscat / Dubai / Dammam / Karachi / Mumbai / Jeddah / Leghorn

4

2,310

20 days

NC

INDAMEX

CMA CGM / APL / HapagLloyd / ANL / NYK / OOCL

Mid E/ISC

Karachi / Mumbai / Mundra / Damietta / Charleston / Port Said / Jeddah

7

4,313

Weekly

NC

Victory Bridge/EAG

CMA CGM / CSCL / Evergreen / ANL

North Europe

Le Havre / Antwerp / Rotterdam / Bremerhaven / Charleston / Veracruz / Altamira

5

2,770

Weekly

NC

NUE

Evergreen Line / MOL

Asia / Carib/C Am / Europe

Busan / Shanghai / Ningbo / Qingdao / Cristobal / Charleston / Antwerp / Bremerhaven / Rotterdam / Le Harve / Charleston / Cristobal / Tokyo

12

4,299

Weekly

NC

Gulf Mexico Express-GMX

Hapag-Lloyd / OOCL

North Europe

Thamesport / Antwerp / Bremerhaven / Le Havre / Veracruz / Altamira / Charleston

6

3,041

Weekly

NC

Gulf Atlantic Express-GAX

Grand Alliance / ACL

North Europe

Antwerp / Thamesport / Bremerhaven / Charleston

5

3,207

Weekly

NC

ATX

Grand Alliance / Zim / ACL / Hamburg Sud

North Europe

Rotterdam / Hamburg / Le Havre / Southampton / Charleston

4

4,265

Weekly

UP

North Atlantic Shuttle Ro-Ro service

“K” Line

North Europe

Bremerhaven / Southampton / Charleston

4

-

Weekly

UP

4 Continents Express Ro/ Ro Service

Mitsui O.S.K.

ECSA / South Africa / Europe

Charleston / Puerto Cabello / Santos / Zarate / East London / Durban / Port Elizabeth / Vigo / Zeebrugge / Bremerhaven

-

-

Twice / Mth

UP

PCTC North Atlantic

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

North Europe

Halifax / Charleston / Bremerhaven / Gothenburg / Zeebrugge / Southampton

-

-

Twice / Mth

UP

PCTC Mid Atlantic

Wallenius Wilhelmsen / ARC

North Europe

Charleston / Bremerhaven / Antwerp / Zeebrugge / Southampton

-

-

7 days

UP

US Gulf & East Coast/ Middle East

Wallenius Wilhelmsen / ARC

Mediterranea / MidE/ISC

Charleston / Kuwait / Dubai, Jebel Ali / Fujairah / Jeddah / Alexandria

-

-

Twice / Mth

WW

PEX 3 rtw eb

CMA CGM

Carib/C Am / Africa / MidE/ISC / Asia

Shanghai / Xiamen / Chiwan / Hong Kong / Manzanillo / Charleston / Tanger / Dubai

9

4,568

Weekly

WW

Pacific Caribbean-PACAR

CSAV

Asia / Carib/C Am / NCSA

Ningbo / Shanghai / Qingdao / Xingang / Tianjin / Busan / Manzanillo / Cartagena / Rio Haina / Charleston / Cartagena / Lazaro Cardenas

9

2,763

Weekly

WW

Americas Service

CSAV / CCNI / Hamburg Sud

Carib/C Am / NCSA / WCSA

Charleston / Cartagena / Manzanillo / Guayaquil / Callao / San Antonio / San Vicente / Callao / Guayaquil / Cartagena

6

2,544

Weekly

WW

USATLAN

CSAV / Libra / Ham Sud / Alianca / ‘K’ Line / YM / Hanjin

Carib-US / ECSA

Charleston / Port of Spain / Santos / Sao Francisco do Sul / Santos / Rio de Janeiro / Salvador / Port of Spain

5

3,200

8 days

WW

East Coast Americas

Ham Sud / Al / CSAV / Libra

ECSA / NCSA

Charleston / Puerto Cabello / Suape / Rio de Janeiro / Santos / Buenos Aires / Rio Grande / Navegantes / Santos / Suape / Pecem / Salvador

7

3,067

Weekly

WW

TA3/TP7

Maersk Line / Safmarine / New World Alliance

Asia / Carib/C Am e/b / Europe

Bremerhaven / Felixstowe / Rotterdam / Le Havre / Halifax / Balboa / Busan / Yantian / Hong Kong / Kaohsiung / Yokohama / Balboa / Charleston

12

4,891

Weekly

WW

TA2/Atlantic South

Maersk Line / New World Alliance

North Europe

Rotterdam / Felixstowe / Bremerhaven / Charleston

5

4,082

Weekly

WW

MECL1/SZX1

Maersk Line / Safmarine

MidE/ISC

Charleston / Dubai / Karachi / Mumbai / Salalah

7

4,240

Weekly

WW

South Atlantic, Mexico & Gulf

MSC

Carib/C Am / transatlantic

Antwerp / Felixstowe / Bremerhaven / Le Havre / Charleston / Freeport / Veracruz MX / Altamira MX / Freeport / Charleston

7

4,852

Weekly

WW

Intra-America 1

MSC / APL / MOL

ECSA / Carib/C Am

Freeport / Caucedo / Santos / Buenos Aires / Montevideo / Rio Grande / Sao Francisco do Sul / Santos / Rio de Janeiro / Suape / Freeport

7

3,270

7 days

WW

USEC - WCSA

MSC

Carib/ NCSA / WCSA

Charleston / Freeport / Buenaventura / Guayaquil / Arica / San Vicente / Valparaiso / Callao / Buenaventura / Cartagena / Freeport

6

4,350

Weekly

WW

West Med/North Atlantic

MSC / COSCO / Yang Ming

Mediterranean

Naples / La Spezia / Valencia / Sines / Charleston / Valencia

6

4,601

Weekly

WW

American Express-AMEX

MSC / Safmarine / Maersk Line

Africa / Carib/C Am

Charleston / Freeport / Cape Town / Port Elizabeth / Durban / Cape Town

8

2,678

8 days

WW

APX

New World Alliance / Evergreen Line / Maersk

Asia / Carib/CAm / Transatlantic

Chiwan / Hong Kong / Kaohsiung / Busan / Kobe / Tokyo / Balboa / Manzanillo / Charleston / Rotterdam / Bremerhaven / Felixstowe / Charleston / Manzanillo / Tokyo / Kobe

12

4,663

Weekly

WW

Suez Express-SZX

New World Alliance / CMA CGM

Asia via Suez / MidE/ISC

Port Kelang / Singapore / Colombo / Charleston / Dubai, Jebel Ali

8

4,656

Weekly

Carrier Service Rotation and Vessel information obtained from Compair Data Inc., July 2009

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