Port of Charleston looks to boost retail BCO business

Port of Charleston Looks to Boost Retail BCO business

July 20,2020 — JOC.com

Walmart will build a 3-million-square-foot distribution center in South Carolina, the state’s port authority announced Monday, as Charleston port officials look to increase its annual volume to 1.4 million TEU and attract other omnichannel retailers building out their e-commerce fulfillment networks.The Walmart distribution center will be located in the Ridgeville Commerce Park about 30 miles from the Wando Welch Terminal outside of Charleston, South Carolina, and is due to open in the spring of 2022. Walmart has expanded its footprint across the southeast US as the retailer wades deeper into e-commerce, which requires more distribution centers because of the same-day or next-day delivery guarantees that Amazon provides on many items.

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