Georgetown company making shipment of wood briquettes

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — There is increased activity at one South Carolina port, where a company that makes wood briquettes for fuel makes its first international shipment.

The 351-foot-long LIAMARE is scheduled for loading on Friday with briquettes processed by Carolina-Pacific, which occupies a 100,000-square-foot warehouse at the Georgetown terminal.

The company last year signed a 20-year contract with the South Carolina State Ports Authority to ship through Georgetown, which is about 60 miles northeast of Charleston.

The company is exporting 5,000 tons of the briquettes to Scandinavia on its first shipment.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.