Charleston Law students visit SC Ports terminal

Charleston School of Law students recently visited the Wando Welch Terminal (WWT) as part of their Intermodal Container course offered by the school.

WWT is South Carolina Port’s largest container terminal at more than 400 total acres and moves approximately 78% of the port’s annual container volume.

Students toured the state-of-the-art container facility, followed by a presentation from SPA President Barbara Melvin on the importance of the Port to the economy of the state.

“One of the strengths of the Charleston region is its vibrant ports, which support commerce locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally,” said Dean Larry Cunningham. “As the only law school in Charleston, we are proud to offer the opportunity to students to learn more about the port and the critical role it plays in moving goods throughout the world.”

The course is taught by adjunct professor Gordon Schreck, an experienced lawyer in the field, noted that the trip to the port was the first in a series of opportunities for Charleston Law students to be able to explore and learn more about the S.C. Port Authority and the impact of the local shipping industry.

Schreck said throughout the semester that students “will hear from local port leaders in other sectors of the intermodal container shipping industry, including stevedoring, rail, trucking, freight forwarding, as well as senior members of the US Coast Guard and US Customs.”

The Charleston School of Law Maritime Law program is designed to bring students together with the most experienced practitioners, judges, and professors in a broad range of admiralty law specialties, and with the non-lawyer maritime professionals that make our port such a success.


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