Port info

Port name: Port of Charleston

South Carolina State Ports Authority
176 Concord Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Phone: +1 843 723 8651, Fax: +1 843 577 8191

Port of Charleston

Terminal info

Terminal name: Columbus Street Terminal

Columbus Street Terminal
1 Immigration Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Phone: +1 843 577 8743
Country: United States

Customs Clearance Instructions

Hours of operation
Monday through Friday 08.00 - 16.00

Transportation Worker Identification Credential(TWIC) required for entry to terminal.

Closed on
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

When a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed.

When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed.

How to get there
From 1-26, take Exit 219b. Come down the ramp,take a left. Go Through 4 traffic lights. Go one block and take a left into terminal. Follow road to guard gate.

Make an appointment

Appointment is mandatory and must be made by 15.00 the day before.

Call +1 843 577 8772 for Appointments

Shipping information

Required Documentation

For Autos:
- Original title plus 3 copies (front and back)
-1 copy of the dock receipt.

If the original title is not available, then a notarized letter from the lienholder on their letterhead plus 3 additional copies.
- Union Pier requires 3 copies of the dock receipt.
- Autos must be delivered to the terminal 5 days prior to sail date for customs validations.

For Machinery:
- Original copy of the bill of sale notarized plus 3 copies.
- Machinery must be delivered to the terminal 3 days prior to vessel sail date.

For All Other Cargo:
- Machinery must be delivered to the terminal 3 days prior to vessel sail date.


For Autos:
- Original Title or proof of ownership
- Copy of Seaway or Negotiable Bill of Lading

For All Other Cargo:
- Bill of Lading or Arrival Notice
- Copy of Seaway or Negotiable Bill of Lading
- Loading order through the Port System

Customs Info
US Customs Code: 1601

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This site was last updated 2014-06-12