NS works with S.C. port authority on inland-port project

06/19/2013 | Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), The

Norfolk Southern worked with the South Carolina State Ports Authority on plans for a new inland port in Greer, S.C. -- a key component of the SCPA's 10-year, $1.3 billion development plan. The project is expected to cut 50,000 truck trips per year from the center of the state to the seaport at Charleston, S.C., according to the SCPA. "We first discussed this with Norfolk Southern in the middle of January of 2012, and we're going to have a very innovative inland port in operation in September of 2013 in less than two years' time," said SCPA Chairman and CEO Jim Newsome.

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