LOS ANGELES - AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that it has been chosen by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) to provide detailed design services for the new Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. Container Terminal at the Port of Charleston.

“Extending AECOM’s dedication to delivering a better world and continuing to grow its port presence in the Carolinas, this design work will facilitate development of North America’s newest and most advanced container terminal,” said Tim Keener, executive vice president and general manager of AECOM’s Southeast region.

The new terminal will allow the Port of Charleston to efficiently handle growing containerized cargo volumes for decades to come while accommodating the increasingly large containerships being deployed by mega-alliances of ocean carriers. The scope of work encompasses permitting and engineering design for the terminal development. This includes grading, pavement, roadways, wharf structures, storm drainage, potable water and fire protection, sanitary sewer, electrical and communications infrastructure, security, operations and maintenance facilities, gate structures and associated systems as well as coordination of design with work to be performed by others.

The SCPA selected the AECOM team at the conclusion of a rigorous, highly-competitive process. Bringing together the company’s local expertise and industry-leading transportation practice, AECOM’s North Charleston office will leverage the strength of the firm’s global ports and marine experience.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve the South Carolina Ports Authority in advancing its Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. Terminal project in a timely, cost-effective manner,” said Abbas Sarmad, AECOM senior vice president and global maritime sector director. “AECOM’s deep-seated expertise, service offering and capabilities will be fully utilized to ensure the success of the project.”