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Greer port rail moves continue at record pace

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, December 16, 2016

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The fiscal year-to-date volumes at the Inland Port are up nearly 31 percent compared to the same period last year.
 
 

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The fiscal year-to-date volumes at the Inland Port are up nearly 31 percent compared to the same period last year.

 

 

There were 9,465 rail moves at the Greer Inland Port in November.

The fiscal year-to-date volumes are up nearly 31 percent compared to the same period last year, with 44,892 rail moves since July.

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reported its strongest November container volumes on record.

SCPA handled 175,217 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in November, a year-over-year increase of 14 percent. Previously, SCPA's strongest November on record was 163,121 TEUs handled in 2005. With 864,970 TEUs moved since the fiscal year began in July, the Port's container volume is up 4 percent.

"The port had a record November of close to 100,000 pier containers with continued year-on-year growth in the loaded container segment and the resurgence of empty exports through calls by extra loader vessels," said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.

"We are ahead of plan for the fiscal year 2017 but expect a seasonally modest December through February as lines adjust to slowing world trade and prepare for new alliance deployments,” Newsome said. “The South Carolina Inland Port Greer continued to handle near-record volumes as we prepare to build a second inland port in Dillon County, SC."

 

 

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