SC Ports Authority begins terminal design work

CHARLESTON, SC - The South Carolina State Ports Authority has started design work for its new $25 million terminal for the state's the growing cruise industry.

About 200 people attended a public meeting Tuesday, the first in a series of sessions in which the public can provide ideas for the terminal design.

The meeting came a day after hundreds attended a forum on the terminal and the cruise industry in Charleston.

Some neighborhood residents don't like the location of the new terminal that will be built in a renovated warehouse. They want farther up the Cooper River.

But Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome says that is not an option and the dock area farther up river must be reserved for handling cargo.

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