Charleston Port & Inland Harbors Close Due to Software Issue

Charleston harbor
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The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) had to close the Charleston port and inland harbors for the entire day yesterday due to a software issue. The port authority announced that it is aiming to reopen all ports starting at 5am today.

“SC Ports is working diligently to reintroduce systems following a vendor software issue that impacted a server,” the ports body stated in an update, describing the situation as “fluid.”

The problem was initially detected on Sunday evening, with the port authority indicating that it did not believe it was a cybersecurity issue. 

SC Ports also warned of trucks backing up outside Charleston port, while three containerships scheduled to call at the port are currently queued offshore, waiting for the software issue to be resolved.