April 28 - The Port of Charleston, South Carolina, saw significant growth in non-containerised cargo traffic during March 2014, handing 9,654 tonnes of freight at its Union Pier Terminal (UPT).

"March is traditionally a seasonally strong month," said South Carolina Ports Authority's (SCPA) president and ceo, Jim Newsome. Year-to-date, UPT has handled a total of 89,422 tonnes of non-containerised cargo and he expects continuing strong demand in the sector during the last quarter of the port's fiscal year.

Georgetown also saw gains in breakbulk tonnage, handling 22,757 tonnes in March 2014 and 395,371 tonnes fiscal year to date, for an increase of 10 percent over the same period of 2013.