Inland Port Greer reports huge May in rail moves

Published on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

South Carolina Ports had its strongest May ever for containers.

Inland Port Greer reported 11,280 rail moves in May, a 25.9% increase year-over-year. Greer has handled 144,459 rail moves fiscal-year-to-date.

South Carolina Ports had a record May for containers handled at the Port of Charleston, marking the third consecutive month of record volumes. 

SC Ports handled 128,519 pier containers — which account for cargo boxes of any size — in May, up 31.2% year-over-year. SC Ports has handled 1.29 million pier containers thus far in fiscal year 2021, up 5% from the year prior.

Inland Port Dillon handled 2,318 rail moves in May for a total of 32,409 rail moves fiscal-year-to-date.

The strong comparisons are aided by low volumes in May 2020 due to the pandemic,

“SC Ports also welcomed the CMA CGM MARCO POLO in May, marking the largest container ship to ever call the East Coast and signifying the importance of our ongoing infrastructure investments," said SC Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome. "We achieved 52 feet of depth in front of Wando Welch Terminal last month, putting Charleston on track to have the deepest harbor on the East Coast in 2022.”

Vehicles remain an incredibly strong segment for the Port of Charleston. SC Ports handled 21,280 vehicles in May, up 818% year-over-year — a significant jump from last May when many automotive manufacturers were impacted by the pandemic. 




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