Inland Port rail moves far ahead of last year

Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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A rail car gets double stacked at the Inland Port.

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A rail car gets double stacked at the Inland Port.


Rail moves at the Greer Inland Port is 58.2 percent ahead of the same period last year, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced.

The SCPA reported 6,076 rail moves in November at the inland port, totally 34,307 rail moves handled. Fiscal year to date, the facility has handled 34,307 rail moves, an increase of 58.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

By the 2017 fiscal year, the capital budget for the Inland Port should include expansion, Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the SCPA, said.

The Inland Port operates on about 38 acres. An initial expansion would grow the facility to 70 of the total site’s 100 acres.

“The South Carolina Inland Port is a huge success,” Newsome said. “We thought we’d be at 100,000 lifts (40,000 per year) in five years, and we’re basically at 90,000 lifts after two years. I’m really pleased.”

Newsome said the Greer port processed 58,000 containers in its second year of operation.



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