Navy Base Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at the Former Charleston Naval Complex (CNC) in North Charleston, South Carolina


Other Relevant Projects

SCPA Marine Container Terminal at south end of CNC:

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCPA) is in the process of developing the Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. Terminal (HLT), marine container terminal at the south end of the former Charleston Naval Complex (CNC), on the Cooper River, in Charleston Harbor, the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, SC. The proposed HLT is designed to handle primarily containerized cargo. The marine container terminal development is approximately 288.1 acres and will support cargo marshalling areas, cargo processing areas, cargo-handling facilities, and related terminal operating facilities.

Interstate 26 and Port Access Road Interchange Project

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will be constructing a new freeway interchange on I-26, located south of the existing Meeting Street ramps (Exit 217) in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina, in the industrial “Neck” area near the CNC. The proposed interchange project will remove the existing Spruill Avenue ramps (Exit 218) and build a new full movement directional T-interchange connecting to the new Port Access Road. The new Port Access Road will connect to the Navy Base Terminal (HLT Marine Container Terminal described above) that is currently under construction.

Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project

SCPA is in the process of widening and deepening the Charleston Harbor in order to allow for growth in the shipping industry with the influx of Post-Panamax ships calling on port in the Lowcountry. The project is one of the first seven that the President’s Administration expedited under its “We Can't Wait” initiative for critical infrastructure projects.

Post 45 is currently in the Preconstruction Engineering and Design (PED) Phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Process. During this phase, the Charleston District will refine and finalize the design of the recommended modifications to the federal channel for Charleston Harbor. Work completed during this phase will include ship simulations, beneficial use analysis, finalizing cost estimates, and development of plans and specifications. The PED phase of Post 45 officially began in December 2015 and will take approximately 18-24 months with an estimated cost of $4.6 million.

Final Environmental Impact Statement: Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project