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.