Tagged: Charleston

Court rules Charleston cruise-terminal neighbors must be heard

Neighbors affected by a proposed Charleston cruise terminal’s diesel soot and traffic congestion will finally have their voices heard on the terminal’s state permits. The Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled the neighbors do indeed have the right – or the legal “standing” – to challenge allegedly unlawful pollution permits that will harm them. (southernenvironment.org)

Posted in: News

An old debate over cruise ships churns as a new ship calls Charleston Harbor home

As a new, larger cruise ship begins docking in Charleston next week, the city’s ongoing relationship with the cruise industry remains on choppy waters. While several state agencies and nonprofits are tied up in legal wrangling over permits and other issues, vendors on Market Street say more cruise ships porting near their stations are only impacting traffic, not necessarily contributing to more cash in their pockets. (postandcourier.com)

Posted in: News

Carnival Tops Off National Ice Cream Month With A ‘FunDay Sundae’ Celebration For Kids From Charleston’s Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

To celebrate its commitment to the greater Charleston community and to mark National Ice Cream Month, Carnival Cruise Line hosted a “FunDay Sundae” celebration on board Carnival Ecstasy yesterday (31 July) for kids from the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Charleston, South Carolina. (more…)

Charleston: Niche and Growing

“Within the context of the city of Charleston, we have a nice incremental bump up each year (in vessel calls),” said Peter Lehman, vice president of cruise and real estate for the port. 2015 closed with 94 calls, and 2016 is expected to bring in 99. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Posted in: News

Corps, Court take up contentious SC cruise terminal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sorting through hundreds of comments and the South Carolina Court of Appeals has set arguments for later this year in the ongoing dispute over a proposed $35 million passenger cruise terminal in Charleston. (sacbee.com)

Posted in: News

SC Ports Again Seek Federal Permit for Cruise Terminal

Almost two years after a federal judge called for a do-over, the South Carolina Ports Authority is again seeking an Army Corps of Engineers permit for a contentious $35 million cruise passenger terminal in Charleston. (travelagentcentral.com)

Posted in: News