Daniel Island Community Speakers Series with Paul McClintock
September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On Wednesday evening September 12, Paul McClintock, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the South Carolina Ports Authority, a man with 35 years of experience in maritime activities will be our speaker. The port is a key economic driver for the state of South Carolina. It accounts for $53 billion in economic activity every year or 10% of the state’s gross domestic product. It creates almost 200,000 jobs statewide. Port-supported jobs pay wages that are 40% higher than the state’s average. Its importance to the state and the Charleston area cannot be overstated.
Furthermore, port activity is growing rapidly. The volume of containers processed in July was a record. One of the largest container ships in the world, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, arrived in Charleston late last year. With the harbor deepening now underway there will be a steady increase in the number of giant post-Panamax container ships arriving at the Wando terminal. The Hugh K. Leatherman terminal in North Charleston is being built to accommodate more of these giant vessels on the Cooper River.
All of this matters to those of us on Daniel Island. The Ports Authority owns a huge plot of land on the south end of the island. The port-owned dredging site near the Don Holt bridge will become a repository for much of the silt from the dredging operations that are now underway. Virtually every truck going to or coming from the port crosses Daniel Island. Paul may not be able to address these particular issues, but he will tell us what plans the port has in store for the foreseeable future. Join us and learn more about this crucial part of the Charleston economy.
Paul will speak on Wednesday evening, September 12. The event is at the Daniel Island Club, in the ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 pm; the program starts at 7:00 pm, and will conclude around 8:00 pm. Business casual attire is appropriate.
To attend, please go to the link below to register for yourself and your guests.