Inland Port records another record year

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Inland Port Greer reported its busiest fiscal year with 143,204 rail moves in fiscal 2019, up nearly 22 percent from the previous year, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Greer reported 14,689 rail moves in June.

In its first full year of business, Inland Port Dillon handled around 30,000 rail moves in fiscal 2019.

SCPA handled also recorded cargo volumes and rail moves in fiscal year 2019.

SCPA handled nearly 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) from July 2018 through June 30, an 8.8 percent increase in annual TEU container volume. SCPA moved 200,406 TEUs across the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals last month.

As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 112,988 pier containers in June for a total of 1.364 million pier containers annually, up 9.1 percent.

“I am immensely proud of SCPA’s historic achievements during fiscal year 2019. Our container business handled a record amount of cargo, our inland ports in Greer and Dillon both had strong growth year-over-year and our rail program moved more cargo than ever before,” SCPA CEO Jim Newsome said. “As we head into fiscal 2020, we will continue investing in our infrastructure to handle growth, as well as supporting our employees and the entire maritime community who make these significant achievements possible.”





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