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. For more information on establishing a partnership with the Ports Authority or to request a sponsorship, please download the guidelines and application.

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