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South Carolina Ports names coming CEO

Barbara Melvin, currently the chief operating officer of South Carolina Ports, will succeed CEO Jim Newsome effective next year. Newsome held the position as CEO for 13 years.

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Barbara Melvin will be the next chief executive officer of South Carolina Ports effective next summer, when the port's current CEO, Jim Newsome, retires after a 13-year tenure.

South Carolina Ports is among the ten largest ports in the US, and Barbara Melvin, the current COO of the port, has served at the company since 1998.

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