July 16 - The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) posted a 6 percent year-on-year growth in breakbulk tonnage for the 2015 fiscal year, which ended on June 30.

1.4 million tonnes of breakbulk were handled during the reporting period, with Georgetown moving 548,933 tonnes and Charleston handling 817,974 tonnes.

Ro-ro cargo within the breakbulk sector also grew significantly, with 253,338 vehicles moving across SCPA docks - an increase of 15 percent over the previous record achieved in the 2008 fiscal year.

Container volumes also increased by 14 percent year-on-year.