SC Inland Port



Greer getting steady diet of visits from firms enticed by Inland Port
JUL 28, 2013

A track switcher was delivered by Norfolk Southern to the Moore Street rail line. The switcher will be used to lead container cars to rails for removal or storage.

The Inland Port “Effect” is taking aim at Greer.

During a presentation in Greenville last week Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports, said that Greer Economic Development has had 158 inquiries with 29 resulting in visits, since July last year.

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CPW approves $85,000 bid to relocate water line at Inland Port
JUL 22, 2013

Greer Commission of Public Works reported all gas, water and sewer lines have been capped along Moore Street. All the houses acquired by the South Carolina Port Authority have been razed and removed.

Greer Commission of Public Works approved an $85,255.90 bid to Howard Construction of Greer for relocating a water line from 11th Street to East Avenue at the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

The project will include encasing a portion underneath the railroad spur that will run parallel to the Norfolk Southern track. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will be used except for iron ore casing that crosses under the track.  The project is expected to be completed within the next five weeks, Randy Olson, Greer City Operations Manager, said.

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Operations building begins taking shape at Inland Port
JUL 19, 2013

A worker prepares the foundation before the pouring of concrete at the Inland Port operations center that is being assembled by Hogan Construction.

Things are looking up at the Greer Inland Port. “Today (Tuesday) we’re starting to go vertical,” said Chris Bowen, Hogan Construction Group Vice President.

Hogan was awarded contracts to build support facilities for the South Carolina Inland Port.

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2 months of rain, causes 1 month delay at Greer Inland Port
JUL 17, 2013

Standing water can be seen on different levels at the Greer Inland Port. Heavy equipment would often be used to smooth temporary passages for vehicles to travel.

Small ponds and streams formed by nearly two months of record rainfall have caused the delay in the opening of the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome announced that the first cargo moved from the inland port is expected around Oct. 1. Newsome made his remarks at the authority’s board meeting on Tuesday. The $25 million facility had been scheduled to open around Labor Day.

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Activity is full speed ahead at the Inland Port
JUL 11, 2013

The Inland Port is beginning to show some definition with a roadway being cut and graded in the background, Norfolk and Southern traffic signals built where a double set of tracks will accommodate rail cars arriving and departing for the Port of Charleston.

Activity at the Inland Port in Greer has picked up dramatically.

Rain has not delayed the construction processes, according to officials managing various projects. The port’s scheduled operation is set to begin in September.

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