Dec 10 2003

Graham Announces $5.2 Million in Federal Grants to Enhance Port Security in South Carolina

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced South Carolina will receive $5.2 million in federal grants to enhance port security in the state. “Port security is one of our top concerns in South Carolina,” said Graham. “We have a responsibility to protect the employees, visitors and residents who may be at risk should an emergency situation occur at the port. Additionally, South Carolina’s ports play a key role in the economy of the Southeast and the nation. We must do all that we can to help ensure our ports remain safe, and open for business.” The following grants will be awarded in South Carolina: Charleston
  • $1.787 million to Rhodia Inc. for chemical site security enhancements including physical enhancement and surveillance.
  • $455,250 to South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) for Columbus Street closed circuit television (CCTV) enhancements.
  • $179,425 to Allied Terminals Inc. for surveillance at the Charleston Marine Facility.
Mount Pleasant
  • $700,000 to SCSPA for Wando Welch Terminal CCTV.
  • $271,264 to SCSPA for Wando Terminal access control.
North Charleston
  • $650,000 to SCSPA for North Charleston Terminal CCTV.
  • $500,000 to SCSPA for North Charleston Terminal lighting.
  • $500,000 to the Shell Lubricants for security enhancements at the Charleston plant.
Port Royal
  • $182,080 to SCSPA for Port Royal lighting.
The grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####