Robert "Bobby" Hitt, Secretary, SC Department of Commerce,Doug Frate, Deputy Secretary for Intermodal Planning, SC Department of Transportation, Jim Newsome, CEO, SC State Ports Authority
The TDL Council got its start in 2008 when New Carolina convened a Summit, where over 50 TDL industry leaders gathered to discuss growing distribution and logistics services in South Carolina. That first Summit produced a strategic communications plan to address industry challenges; since then, the TDL Council was created and has been working alongside New Carolina to sustain the competitive edge of this industry.
Officially launched in 2011, the Council brings together public and private entities with a common vision of being the top TDL state in the country when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2015. Of the 30 governing members, three seats are reserved for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the South Carolina Ports Authority. The remaining 27 seats are reserved for private sector industry representatives from air, land, sea, and rail, including railroads, major airports, freight trucking, logistics and warehousing companies, industry customers and supply chain support companies. More about membership.
The TDL industry in South Carolina will strengthen our state’s economy, create jobs, attract investment, and become a global leader in transportation, distribution, and logistics.
The TDL Council creates champions, engages stakeholders, and provides a mechanism to support and guide industry activity and investment.
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