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TradePort Logistics expands Charleston operations

February 23, 2022 Charleston, S.C.

Construction is underway on a new 130-door, 89,000-square-foot transload facility for TradePort Logistics in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston, S.C. -- Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, is underway on construction of a new 130-door, 89,000-square-foot transload facility for TradePort Logistics in Charleston, South Carolina. The Keith Corporation is developing the project in partnership with South Carolina Ports Authority.

The site is located off Clements Ferry Road, in the Cainhoy area, providing proximity to the Port of Charleston. This is vital to the company’s transloading operation, which services high-volume retailers focused on speed-to-market.

“Retailers and consumers will greatly benefit from TradePort’s expansion in Charleston,” said Micah Mallace, senior vice president of marketing and sales for South Carolina Ports. “Transload services are in high demand and this facility will deliver much needed capacity in the supply chain. We look forward to our continued partnership with The Keith Corporation and TradePort Logistics.”

The 89,000-square-foot, concrete tilt-up building will have a 20-foot clear height, with 130 dock-doors and 630 trailer parking spaces. Approximately 2,000-square-feet of office space will be located at the front of the facility, which will have 110 employee parking spaces. An access road is being built to connect the facility to Charleston Regional Parkway.

Alan Lewis, managing partner of industrial development for The Keith Corporation, commented, “It’s great to partner with South Carolina Ports and Frampton Construction on yet another impressive project in the Charleston region. We look forward to additional developments in the future to help serve and grow Charleston’s port market.”

Keaton Green, vice president at Frampton Construction, added, “We’re excited to be underway on the construction of this transload facility for TradePort Logistics. It’s a step in the right direction toward alleviating the strain on the supply chain and enhancing the flow of goods to Charleston area residents.”

George Powers, president and CEO of TradePort Logistics, said, “The industry and the area are hungry for this type of facility. With this operation, we’ll take consumer goods more swiftly from seaport to store-front, lessening the supply chain backlog and speeding along the sales transaction, which is always a plus for the bottom-line.”

Berenyi Incorporated is the project architect, and Thomas + Hutton is the civil engineer. Work on the site is in progress and is scheduled to conclude in the summer of 2022.


The Keith Corporation is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., TKC has projects in 36 states, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Developing over $3.6 billion worth of commercial real estate over the course of 400 projects, totaling in excess of 44 million square feet for a highly diverse clientele, The Keith Corporation has developed a reputation based on expertise, accountability, and total client satisfaction on projects.

Frampton Construction is a full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects in the Southeast and beyond. For more information, please visit http://frampton.construction/ or call 843-572-2400 (Charleston) or 704-900-0511 (Charlotte).

South Carolina Ports Authority, established by the state’s General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown, and Greer. As an economic development engine for the state, port operations facilitate 225,000 statewide jobs and generate nearly $63.4 billion in annual economic activity. SC Ports is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. South Carolina Ports is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach and environmental responsibility. Please visit www.scspa.com to learn more about South Carolina Ports.

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