The Ports Authority and the Community


The South Carolina Ports Authority and its employees are very active and visible in the communities we serve. By supporting trade-related organizations, providing volunteers and resources for local service projects, and by fostering school and community partnerships, the Ports Authority seeks to be a good neighbor and our staff is always available to answer your questions.

Speaking Engagements & Tours
Have you ever wondered how a seaport operates or how our ports help attract new business investment to South Carolina? Interacting with our local community is an important part of what we do. Consider hosting a Ports Authority representative at your organization’s next meeting or setting up a group tour of our facilities. For more information on inviting a guest speaker or to setting up a group tour, please contact us.

Community Partnerships & Giving
The South Carolina Ports Authority strives to be a positive force in the community. Our employees give of their time for volunteer activities, and the Ports Authority supports business and charitable organizations that align with its mission. The¬†application period for the SC Ports Authority’s Community Giving Program is open through August 3. To apply, click¬†here.

Maritime Education
The Ports Authority also partners with local schools and universities across South Carolina to share information on the maritime industry and related careers. To request a speaker for your class, set up a group tour or receive resources relevant to the port, please contact us.

CONTACT: Lexi Sorbara, External Affairs Coordinator, 843-577-8676