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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Watching over U.S. Ports


Nice report from the Charleston Post & Courier -Covering the Waterfront:
There's one question SeaHawk officials can answer quickly and directly, because it comes up often: Of all the nation's ports, why Charleston?

Residents know Charleston boasts an active commercial waterfront. It ranks sixth in the nation by container volume, handling the equivalent of 1.8 million 20-foot-long steel boxes a year.

But what most locals might not know is that 40 percent of ammunition and vehicles bound for the Middle East pass through here, Gutierrez said. And nearly all the mine-resistant, armored-protected trucks — also known as MRAPs — roll through Charleston.

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