SC Ports Authority announces second Inland Port Facility

GREER, SC (WSPA) – The South Carolina Ports Authority celebrated the success of the Inland port at a news conference Wednesday and made an announcement that it will open another Inland Port facility.

Inland Port opened in 2013 in Greer.

The SC Ports Authority officials say they are considering a Dillon location based on the success of this site.

Last fall, a study found that every container moving through the Inland Port is helping with jobs in the Upstate. The data from the University of South Carolina finds the port is responsible for about 1 in every 8 jobs in the area.

“A second inland port in South Carolina would expand transportation options in the state, lowering shipping costs for South Carolina businesses and improving competitiveness,” said Dean Piacente, CSX Vice President, Intermodal. “This project would also generate substantial public benefits by creating jobs, spurring economic development and reducing traffic congestion on I-26 and I-95.”

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