SC Ports Authority
Community Tour Program


Get to know the SC Ports Authority with an operations tour of three port terminals in Charleston. 


See the upcoming tour date listed below. 


SC Ports Authority Main Office Lobby
176 Concord Street 
Charleston, SC 29401

Our office is located on Concord Street between Fleet Landing Restaurant and Waterfront Park. 

PLEASE NOTE: The port does not offer parking for tour attendees. The nearest parking garage is located on the corner of Cumberland and Concord Streets. 

SC Ports Authority's community tour program offers a firsthand look at port operations at three Charleston terminals. Spend the morning with us to learn about port activities, major projects and the future of our state port system. 

Tour Agenda:

  • 10:00 a.m. – ID check and board bus. Your promptness is appreciated. 
  • 10:15 a.m. – Union Pier Terminal, home of the port's current cruise facility.
  • 10:30 a.m. – Columbus Street Terminal, a breakbulk and rolling cargo facility.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Wando Welch Terminal, the port's largest container terminal. 
  • Noon – Bus returns to Main office; tour concludes.

Tours are limited to 13 attendees. Online registration is required and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes when the event is full, or at 5:00 p.m. two weeks prior to the tour. 

For admittance on the tour, each partipicant must submit the following information for security clearance: full name, date of birth, and driver's license number and state of issuance. Registration cannot be processed without the above information. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Click here to register for the April 26, 2018 tour.