World Affairs Council of Charleston September 22, 2021

World Affairs Council of Charleston is pleased to announce an in-person international luncheon program on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. It will feature a program led by Byron Miller, Director of Sales, for the South Carolina Ports Authority. Byron is a seasoned executive for the SC Ports Authority and his perspective is invaluable for understanding the unique challenges his industry faced over the past year.

This includes global shipping delays in select foreign countries due to increased worker shortages due to covid, shortages of containers, shortages of truck drivers, blockages at the Suez Canal, back up and at key ports in China (such as Yantian) and U.S. ports like Los Angeles. All this has implications for causing ripple effects on supply chains across the world. The SC Ports Authority has seen imports increasing as the world slowly recovers from the pandemic. However, shortages of semiconductor micro chips from countries like Taiwan and Malaysia are causing delays in auto, electronics, computer, and other manufacturing worldwide.

These impacts have also motivated the SC Ports Authority to expand its successful inland port strategy to by-pass using trucks to deliver finished cars and other goods from the SC Upstate & Pee Dee regions to the Port of Charleston.

Program Details 

Topic: Global Supply Chain Challenges During COVID

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm  Check-In, Networking and Reception

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    Luncheon Presentation and Q&A

Location: Halls Signature Events, 4 Faber St. (behind the SNOB restaurant on East Bay St, downtown) Charleston, SC 29401

Cost: $45, includes lunch buffet

Click here to register for the business luncheon presentation. Reservations and prepayment are required. Payment can be made on-line at: or by mailing a check to the World Affairs Council of Charleston, P.O. Box 21260, Charleston, SC 29413-1260.

The World Affairs Council of Charleston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to educate and engage the wider Charleston community through timely non-partisan activities on world affairs and international relations.

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