The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) on Monday announced plans to develop an inland port at the town of Dillon by the Little Pee Dee River in the northeast of the state.
It would be an intermodal facility like another inland port at Greer in the northwest of the state. The $50m Greer development, 212 miles inland, opened in 2013 and has been a success.
SCPA said it plans for ground to be broken on the Dillon project in early 2017 with an expected completion before the end of that year.
The site would have access to the I-95 freeway and a CSX railway line, enhancing efficiency of freight movement from the major seaport of Charleston (pictured) throughout its southeast region and beyond to Mid-West and northeast markets.