G&P Trucking, a Gaston-based company has purchased an additional 10-acre site in Greer. The acquisition and expansion of G&P’s trucking presence in Greer, where it has a 14 acre full service terminal, is a direct result of the new inland port that is being opened by the South Carolina Ports Authority later this fall.
The new inland port is designed to improve the efficiency of container movements between the Port of Charleston, the upstate region and neighboring states.
Traffic will enter the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer on the “GSP Logistics Parkway” and will connect to the port operations via “International Commerce Way”.
The GSP Logistics Parkway will service all traffic entering and exiting the J. Verne Smith Parkway (Hwy. 80), GreerToday.com has learned. The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Board of Commissioners recommended today the entry point’s name, pending Spartanburg County approval.
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) and Nordic Cold Storage, LLC have reached a settlement concerning the Nordic facility lease in Greer.
According to the settlement, which was approved by the SCPA Board today, the SCPA will purchase the balance of Nordic’s lease term of 11 years for $2.2 million. Nordic will terminate its leasehold interest and vacate the Greer location at the site of the South Carolina Inland Port.
A $13.4 million, 414,534 square foot BMW Manufacturing Co. warehouse is being constructed at the Greer Inland Port. The size is the equivalent to four Wal-Mart SuperStores.
The warehouse will be used for the Greer-produced BMW vehicles to be prepared as kits for as many as three to a rail container for shipment overseas. The containers will be shipped to the Port of Charleston for export.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) board of directors today approved an additional $12.9 million to pay its share of the escalating cost of the Inland Port at Greer, now estimated as high as $47.4 million.
The SCSPA share will top out at $39.9 million while Norfolk Southern’s cost remains fixed at $7.5 million. The design for the inland port is beyond 90 percent completion.
The South Carolina Ports Authority is hiring for the Inland Port scheduled to open this fall in Greer. Grading and site preparation is underway.
Positions posted for hire are container handler operators and operations coordinator/yard planner.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority’s (SPA) $35 million inland port in Greer is inching closer to include vs. in its moniker as in – SCSPA vs. Nordic Cold Storage, LLC.
The SPA came out with its heavy artillery today – issuing a formal statement, a proclamation and resolution – explaining why it is pursuing the power of eminent domain to end a lease with 11 years remaining with the storage company.
CONDEMNATION OF REMAINDER OF LEASEHOLD INTEREST ON PORTS AUTHORITY
This is the South Carolina State Ports Authority presentation in regards to th Nordic Cold Storage Facility.
Nordic Cold Storage Facility – Greer, SC
The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) is threatening to use the power of eminent domain to end a lease with a storage company that is refusing to leave on property planned for a $35 million inland port in Greer.
The Charleston Post and Courier reported the SPA needs property leased by Nordic Cold Storage, headquartered in Atlanta, a warehouse that operates on three acres of property near the middle of the planned inland port.
When the work of Norfolk & Southern is completed at the South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP) in Greer, it will consist of 2,600-feet of working tracks to the railroad’s mail line, plus 5,200 feet of storage tracks with room for future expansions.
One rail spur has been removed in front of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) warehouse that was demolished last week. A second spur remains intact that leads to Nordic, a cool-storage facility that is used by Blue Bell ice cream. It will soon be demolished.
The GSP Airport Commission approved Monday the negotiation with Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) to lease up to five acres of District property for an electrical substation, plus additional property for a transmission line corridor.
Commissioners authorized Dave Edwards, President and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport District, to negotiate and finalize the agreement. CPW’s long-term lease would be 10 percent ($2,850) of the sales value of ($28,500) per acre.
Railroad tracks were pulled up, a warehouse demolished and grading continued in the first full week of activity since groundbreaking March 1 at the site of the Inland Port in Greer.
A warehouse on the port property was demolished and cleared this week with railroad tracks serviced by Norfolk & Southern removed that led to the storage building. The foundation is scheduled to be taken up next week.
By Hal Johnson
The Upstate SC Alliance had a great year in 2012, as did the Upstate of South Carolina. Those are not exclusive statements. And to be honest, we think 2013 is going to be even better.
This is some reaction from business leaders from the greater Greer area and around the state on the significance of the South Carolina Inland Port.
“There have been a lot of trains come and go on this track since that maiden trip 130 years ago, but none will be more significant than the first one to pull into and out of this port later this year.”
Greer Mayor Rick Danner's remarks at the South Carolina Inland Port groundbreaking ceremony.
That’s the label Greer Mayor Rick Danner put on today’s groundbreaking ceremonies at the $35 million Inland Port that is being constructed on East Poinsett Street.
Sunland Distribution’s purchase of a 722,000-square foot warehouse near the interchange of interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville County is an example of companies that will be looking at Greer’s Inland Port to facilitate the transportation of goods.
Sunland announced the purchase of the facility at 1312 Old State Road and its new corporate headquarters. No purchase price was announced.
Not since BMW Manufacturing Co. announced it was coming to Greer has a groundbreaking ceremony ignited so much enthusiasm in the Upstate.
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) will hold a celebrated groundbreaking Friday at 1 p.m. in Greer at the site of the future $30 million South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP). BMW will be partnering with the SCPA as its premier customer. The funding has been secured and included in this year’s fiscal budget.