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Greer Inland Port stays on pace for 110,000 rail moves in FY 2017
NOV 10, 2016

The Greer Inland Port handled 9,211 rail moves in October.
 

The Inland Port Greer is on the cusp of breaking 10,000 rail moves a month.

The port handled 9,211 rail moves in October, down 310 from the reported record 9,521 in September.

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Inland Port rail moves continue record pace, expansion options studied
OCT 20, 2016

Inland Port rail moves continue record pace, expansion options studied

As the Greer Inland Port continues to set new rail moves records each month a decision is being made where expansion should occur and when.

Rail volume at the port increased 18.6 percent during the first quarter, with 26,216 moves handled since July, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced today.

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Dillon approved for second Inland Port, Greer's success was instrumental
SEP 12, 2016

Greer has had 91,698 rail moves in fiscal year 2016.
 

The South Carolina Port Authority (SCPA) announced plans to develop a second inland port in Dillon, to support growth of intermodal container volumes and expand access to markets in neighboring states and throughout the Northeast and Midwest.

Greer’s inland port provided instrumental for the second SCPA inland port with its success that celebrates its 3-year anniversary in October.

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Inland Port on pace for 100,000 rail moves in 2016
AUG 17, 2016

The Greer Inland Port handled 7,303 rail moves in July, reported the South Carolina Ports Authority. With 56,875 rail moves calendar year to date, the facility's volumes remain on track to reach 100,000 moves in 2016.

The SCPA has allocated $2.2 million to expand the Inland Port at Greer in fiscal year 2017 and 2018.

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All aboard! Railfest celebration arrives in Greer Sept. 10
AUG 17, 2016

All aboard! Railfest celebration arrives in Greer Sept. 10

Greer will celebrate its railroad heritage and promote rail safety on Sept. 10 at City Park with the inaugural Railfest from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Free activities and entertainment are planned for all ages and guests will have an opportunity to win trips on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City, N.C.

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S.C. Ports Authority grant applications due Aug. 1
JUL 19, 2016

S.C. Ports Authority grant applications due Aug. 1

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) dedicates a portion of its revenues to partnership projects that support local communities in which the port operates.

Applications must demonstrate a clear fit within one of the following focus areas: maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness, and community outreach.

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Newsome, SCPA President/CEO, named inaugural AgTC Person of the Year
JUL 7, 2016

Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority President & CEO, speaking at the Greer Inland Port.
 

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) named Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO, the first Person of the Year award recipient in the Coalition's 28-year history. 

"Never has an individual so distinguished himself in a manner that will have such a positive impact on all participants in ocean shipping, shippers, carriers, ports and terminals," said Peter Friedmann, executive director, AgTC. "We applaud Jim Newsome for his pivotal, groundbreaking leadership to find a solution to the SOLAS container weight threat."

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Train kills man about town 'Elvis' on railroad tracks behind former freight depot between Line and Trade streets
JUL 7, 2016

Investigators at the scene of a passing train colliding with a male in downtown Greer Thursday morning. The man, 65, was identified as David Allen Deane, know as

A 65-year-old man was hit and killed when struck by a passing train Thursday morning between East Poinsett Street and Trade Street, according to Greer Police reports.

David Allen Deane, known by the locals as "Elvis", was killed at 8:40 a.m. when a Norfolk Southern train collided with him. His body was found between the tracks behind the former freight Depot.

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$1.6 million allocated for Inland Port expansion, 110,000 rail moves are projected
JUN 16, 2016

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors has allocated $1.6 million to expand the Inland Port at Greer in fiscal year 2017.
 

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors has allocated $1.6 million to expand the Inland Port at Greer in fiscal year 2017.

The expansion will extend the port’s operation west near Moore Avenue. An additional $600,000 has been allocated for FY 2018 to complete the expansion for a $2.2 million investment.

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Largest spec warehouse built in Greer is on the market
MAY 20, 2016

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.
 
 

The largest spec warehouse built in Greer is completed and being leased.

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.

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Michelin's accessibility to Greer Inland Port spurred expansion decision
MAY 19, 2016

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April. Fiscal year-to-date moves are 54 percent higher than the same period last year.
 

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April with a lot more on the horizon.

Michelin North America’s announced $300 million tire distribution plant creating 350 jobs was directly related to its accessibility to the Inland Port, according to David Britt of Spartanburg County Council.

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3.5 millionth Greer made BMW headed to China
MAY 19, 2016

The 3.5 millionth BMW produced in Greer, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the assembly line and headed to China.
 

The next Greer manufactured BMW milestone will be the four millionth produced.

The 3.5 millionth BMW made in Greer is a Mineral White Metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i and is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior. 

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Boxcars return to downtown Greer
MAY 5, 2016

Recognizable landmarks that are a part of Greer are painted on this boxcar produced by the Greer High School art department at the Chamber of Commerce.
 

The boxcars have rolled back into downtown Greer.

The City of Greer’s commitment to enhance downtown Greer and build on its art culture is ongoing. 

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2 more Inland Port cranes get names
APR 21, 2016

Abigail Stefanacci, fifth grader at Chandler Creek Elementary School, submitted Carolina Crane.
 

The bigger the Greer Inland Port grows the more names are needed for the extra cranes used to move containers.

Two more cranes names winners were recognized by South Carolina Port Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome Wednesday.

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Dillon being studied for second inland port
APR 20, 2016

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced plans to pursue a second inland port facility, driven by the success of Inland Port Greer and demand for enhanced efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston and growing markets in South Carolina and North Carolina. 

"While our discussions are preliminary, the success of Inland Port Greer demonstrates the market demand for additional intermodal hubs to support growing volumes of cargo moving to and from Charleston by rail," SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said. The announcement was made the inland port.

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City, CPW employees commended for convincing China firm's move to Greer
APR 6, 2016

The ceremonial groundbreaking was conducted with Minghua, BMW, Greer, Spartanburg County and state officials Tuesday.
 
 

• Photo gallery

Watching a traditional Chinese groundbreaking ceremony for a major manufacturing auto parts supplier in Greer was unique.

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Jiangnan, Mold Plastic Technology Corp., China auto parts manufacturer chooses Greer
APR 4, 2016

Jiangnan, Mold Plastic Technology Corp., China auto parts manufacturer chooses Greer

The first China automobile parts plant is coming to Greer.

Jiangnan Mold Plastic Technology Corp. will make its formal announcement at its Greer site at 1000 Robinson Road on Tuesday.

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Inland Port sets record monthly rail moves
MAR 17, 2016

The Greer Inland Port is on pace to handle almost 100,000 rail moves in fiscal year 2015-2016. 
 

The Greer Inland Port handled more rail moves in February than any other month since it opened in October 2013.

The port handled 8,623 rail moves in February. Fiscal year-to-date rail moves have increased nearly 66 percent, with 58,211 moves since July.

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Inland port shows slight decrease in January rail moves
FEB 17, 2016

An ice storm last month shut down much of Greer and the Inland Port.
 

The Greer Inland Port rail moves were down 4.4 percent in January, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority.

The small decline on 7,457 rail moves could easily be contributed to the port closing in late January for 36 hours due to an ice storm that shut down BMW, its suppliers and other customers. There were 367 fewer rail mails in January 2015 compared to the same time this year.

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BMW export value nearly $10 billion through Port of Charleston
FEB 10, 2016

BMW export value nearly $10 billion through Port of Charleston

BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2015 totaled $9.8 billion, confirming the company’s South Carolina facility as the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

Greer also hosts the largest facility in BMW’s global production network.

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