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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

South Carolina breaks ground on new inland port project

South Carolina is breaking ground this week for a new inland port in the city of Greer, which is expected to be operational later this year.

The new port will serve as a transfer shipping station to load and unload containers between trucks and trains. The new rail line there will provide direct access to the Port of Charleston.

The Greer port facilities could eliminate up to 50,000 truck trips per year between Charleston and the Greenville-Spartanburg region, according to port officials.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood, Gov. Nikki Haley, and port and rail officials will attend Friday’s groundbreaking.

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