Inland ports make waves in maritime transportation and industrial real estate

By: | Issue #656 | at 07:55 AM | Channel(s): Intermodal  Rail  

The South Carolina Ports Authority broke ground on the site of a second inland port back in March. Inland Port Dillon is slated to open early next year to support growing intermodal cargo volumes between the Port of Charleston and markets throughout the Carolinas, the Southeast, and the Midwest.

Growth in the intermodal sector has driven the success of South Carolina’s first inland port, Inland Port Greer, which opened in November 2013, and handled a record 103,639 rail lifts last year.

Inland Port Greer, noted a recent report from Colliers International, the industrial real estate specialists, “is surrounded by 94 million consumers within 500 miles and also serves to extend the Port of Charleston’s intermodal reach by 212 miles.”

South Carolina’s industrial markets have been booming, coinciding with increased cargo flowing through its port and a large increase in manufacturing in the region, allowing Charleston to finish 2016 as one of the top-growth markets in the country for industrial real estate. Over three-million square feet of industrial space is under construction or planned, according to the Colliers report…

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Peter Buxbaum has been writing about international trade and transportation, as well as security, defense, technology, and foreign policy, for over 20 years. Besides contributing to the AJOT, Buxbaum's work has appeared in such leading publications as Fortune, Forbes, Chief Executive, Computerworld, and Jane's Defence Weekly. He was educated at Columbia University.