Levi Turner thought an appropriate name for one of the three cranes at the Inland Port should be Grrrr (with 4 r’s).
So did the South Carolina Port Authority in choosing Levi’s entry as the first winner announced for the “Name the Cranes” contest. Levi won a plaque recognizing his suggestion and Chandler Creek Elementary won $500. Names for two other cranes and two empty handlers will be announced later.
As the South Carolina Inland Port was announcing the beginning of regular service for all ocean carriers and clients today, Greer Economic Development Executive Director Reno Deaton was illustrating its impact on Greer to City Council.
The first regular departure from Charleston to Greer was Tuesday, with the start of regular arrivals and departures at SCIP on Wednesday. The Greer port has spent nearly a month finessing all facets of the transportation facility.
Greer elementary students have been given a tall task. They have been asked to name the three rubber tiered gantry (RTG) cranes and two empty handlers at the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.
The winning names will be painted on the cranes.
CPW properties and vehicles are tobacco-free. Greer Commission Board of Directors unanimously approved (3-0) the tobacco free workplace at Monday’s monthly meeting.
The utility company reported it’s finalizing work at the Inland Port in Greer with electrical underground cables and installation of light poles on GSP Logistics Parkway, the road entering the port from J. Verne Smith/Hwy. 80. Additional cables have been set anticipating the port’s pending expansion.
At 10:59 a.m. the first cargo container was lifted from the South Carolina Inland Port at Greer onto a Norfolk Southern railcar for its journey to the Port of Charleston, the nation's fourth busiest container port.
Gov. Nikki Haley made a Greer port of call to see South Carolina’s newest economic engine.
Under cloudless blue skies with gusty winds swirling dirt at times, the backdrop couldn’t have been any more extraordinary. A Norfolk Southern train passing the port drowned out part of Haley’s 17-minute appearance. Idling cranes created a constant buzz. Trucks in construction and delivering containers were constantly in motion.
Gov. Nikki Haley will be in Greer Wednesday morning for a brief walk-through of the South Carolina Inland Port operations with S.C. Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome.
The price tag for the port has climbed to $50 million. An additional $2.7 million was approved last week by the SCPA board of directors to raise the SCSPA commitment to $42.6 million. Norfolk Southern’s cost is fixed at $7.5 million. The increased costs were attributed to weather delays – more than 45 rain days were recorded this summer – and on-site topography adjustments.
The East Poinsett Street (Hwy. 290) temporary entrance to the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer is closed.
All traffic entering the port is being rerouted to Dobson Shed Road, off of Hwy. 80. That is short term until GSP Logistics Parkway is completed with signage and landscaping.
Updated: Oct. 11, 5:04 p.m.
The South Carolina Port Authority has postponed testing with cargo at the Inland Port in Greer until Monday, Oct. 21. The announcement was made late today without comment from SCPA officials.
Roads entering the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer are taking shape and that means the entrance off Hwy. 290 is nearer to being closed.
Inland Port traffic will enter the port by exiting J. Verne Smith Parkway (Hwy. 80) onto GSP Logistics Parkway. After a short distance, all incoming traffic will bear right, and pass through a security checkpoint onto International Commerce Way, the South Carolina Port Authority road.
Mayor Rick Danner left Saturday for China for his second economic trip within a year. This trip differs than his visit last September in that it will directly result with China interests in the Greer Inland Port and educational opportunities within the upstate.
The 9-day trip will take Danner and the delegation to Hengshui and Handan.
Assemby of the first of three rubber-tiered gantry cranes continued at the Inland Port. A second crane was added onsite today to facilitate the assembly of the top.
Subsequent photos show different perspectives of the assembly.
Greer CPW has completed most of its work at the Inland Port in Greer and City Council will address a truck traffic ordinance at its next meeting as preparations for the movement of cargo is continuing at a dizzying pace.
The Greer Commission of Public Works reported Monday it has completed its work along the Moore Street corridor and all gas lines have been capped.
Norfolk Southern has confirmed the schedule for rail service between the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer and the Port of Charleston.
The schedule delivers overnight service in both directions five days per week. The South Carolina Port Authority will announce cut-off times and availability soon.
The first of three rubber-tiered gantry (RTG) crane components have arrived at the 100-acre South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.
The South Carolina Ports Authority is relocating three RTGs from Charleston to Greer in order to stack grounded containers in the inland port's storage yard. The first cargo is expected to arrive at the terminal in mid-October.
A pickup truck was hit by a Norfolk Southern train traveling about 60 miles per hour late Saturday night, injuring the truck's driver, Greer Police reported.
The train collided with the vehicle near the construction entrance to the Greer Inland Port.
Putting down tracks has a completely different meaning to me. I just posted a gallery that illustrates Norfolk Southern’s work with the infrastructure and switches needed for the Greer Inland Port to function as designed. My son, Jonah, really liked how the gallery begins with the locomotives moving.
Did you know there are railroad traffic controllers just like those at airports? I saw first hand the complexity of their jobs when, within 30 minutes, two long Norfolk Southern trains full of containers passed within feet of me at the Inland Port. One was headed east and the other west – on the same track.
Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car will visit Inman Sept. 28-29, just weeks before the first cargo is transported at Greer’s Inland Port.
Norfolk Southern has nearly completed its infrastructure update and switching locations on the Greer line to accommodate the on- and off-loading of containers. The South Carolina Port Authority has announced mid-October as its first shipment of cargo at the Greer port.
The Inland Port “Effect” is taking aim at Greer.
During a presentation in Greenville last week Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports, said that Greer Economic Development has had 158 inquiries with 29 resulting in visits, since July last year.
Greer Commission of Public Works approved an $85,255.90 bid to Howard Construction of Greer for relocating a water line from 11th Street to East Avenue at the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.
The project will include encasing a portion underneath the railroad spur that will run parallel to the Norfolk Southern track. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will be used except for iron ore casing that crosses under the track. The project is expected to be completed within the next five weeks, Randy Olson, Greer City Operations Manager, said.