S.C. Inland Port Continues to Stay Ahead of Projected Rail Move FiguresApril 17, 2015
Earlier this week, the South Carolina Ports Authority reported that the Greer, S.C.-based Inland Port handled 5,187 rail moves in March, achieving its highest volumes since the facility opening in November 2013. Fiscal year to date, the Inland Port has handled 40,313 rail moves and is 52 percent ahead of planned volumes.
“There is no economic development asset that is more important to us in the Upstate than the inland port right now and also the Port of Charleston,” said John Lummus, president and CEO of Upstate SC Alliance (via GSA Business). “There are incredible opportunities to develop around this facility.”
The South Carolina Inland Port opened in October 2013, extending the Port of Charleston’s reach 212 miles inland to Greer, S.C., and providing shippers with access to more than 95 million consumers within a one-day drive. The inland port boosts efficiency for international freight movements between the Port of Charleston and companies located across the Southeast, and the project is expected to create additional economic investment in the South Carolina Upstate, where BMW, Michelin and other international manufacturers already operate.
Read more about the SC Inland Port’s recent figures on the Inland Port at GSA Business.
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