Operational Tools


The Port of Charleston offers a package of operational tools to assist our customers with the seamless flow of information related to ships and cargo. Below is a brief description of each of these tools.

Cargo Inquiry
Find out the booking/release status of your container cargo by searching on container number or bill of lading number. Includes historical data.

Vessel Report
Listing of all vessels calling SCPA  facilities up to 30 days out.

Active Export Vessels
Export containers are allowed into our gates only if they are booked to vessels arriving in a specific window of time. This report indicates the vessels for which we are accepting containers. Once a vessel goes on this list it is not removed if the vessel’s arrival is delayed for any reason.

Clean Truck Certification
Certification for post-1993 trucks on SCPA container terminals.

ORION WebConnect
Web interface for ORION mainframe computer access subscribers.

Vessel Scheduling Procedures
Documentation required of vessel operators prior to arrival.

HazMat Form
Documentation needed for handling of hazardous cargoes.

Rate Inquiries
Fill out form to receive a breakbulk/bulk rate quote.

Holiday Container Gate Participants
List of carriers participating in the upcoming holiday container gate.

Ocean Carrier Services
South Carolina's seaports offer competitive service across various ocean carrier companies on both regular and inducement calls. With service by more than 30 of the globe's top carriers, container and non-container clients have no shortage of options to reach markets far and wide.

Columbus Street Terminal Household Goods Motor Carrier Scheduling
Motor carrier appointments are required at CST for ARC Household Goods import and export services.  Appointments are scheduled at 30 minute intervals between the hours of 0800 and 1700 Monday – Friday, and are closed from 1200-1300 for lunch.