Maritime Executive, 2017-08-17
International vessels have been trading in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina for centuries. Charleston is the sixth largest container port in the U.S., and it is also home to Detyens Shipyards, Inc. (DSI). Detyens is a full-service repair yard with extensive crane services and craft workshops, three graving docks, a floating drydock and six deep water piers.
In the past several years, DSI has seen an increase in the number of drydock inquiries and bookings from international vessel operators. “In the last two quarters, we’ve drydocked eight internationally owned and operated vessels”, says Peter Browne, vice president of estimating. “We feel this is a combination of several factors which includes our year round good weather conditions, our dry dock availability, our pricing structure, our ability to complete on time on budget repairs and that the our shipyard is technically capable of handling sophisticated refits.”