Ground-breaking set for Dillon, S.C., inland port

DILLON, S.C. – Officials from the South Carolina Ports Authority, the state of South Carolina, industry and local representatives will break ground Friday for a new inland port here.

Inland Port Dillon will serve port customers along the Interstate 95 corridor and markets in the Carolinas, Northeast and Midwest. The facility will utilize existing rail service with CSX to move port cargo overnight to and from the Port of Charleston.

The facility is expected to open during the first quarter of 2018, with the initial phase to accommodate at least 45,000 containers annually.

According to SCPA, inland ports are needed to enable efficient cargo movement between the interior of the state with the Port of Charleston. SCPA opened its first inland port in Greer in 2013, and the facility has consistently exceeded volume and financial expectations. Inland Port Greer handled 103,639 rail lifts in 2016.

The ground-breaking will take place Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the inland port site.

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