Maritime resources

While in Port:




Local Government Agencies & Resources:


Maritime Trade Organizations:

apa2American Pilots’ Association is the national trade association of professional maritime pilots. Our Association’s president, Whitemarsh S. Smith, serves as its Secretary/Treasurer. Made up of approximately 60 groups of state-licensed pilots, representing virtually all the state pilots in the country, APA members pilot over 95% of all ocean-going vessels moving in United States waters.


mascc2The Maritime Association of South Carolina has been actively promoting the interests of the Port of Charleston since 1926.  Our mission is to advance, encourage, promote, increase and protect the interests of South Carolina’s ports – both public and private.


prp2The Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston is the largest membership organization on the Charleston waterfront, representing all of the State’s maritime shipping interests.