SC Ports advances expansion plan at Inland Port Greer

220426 Inland Port Greer 8 (Photo credit - SCPA)

South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) has commissioned Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) to assess the capacity expansion of the Inland Port Greer.

The assessment has been put into place to evaluate new equipment and capacity requirements at the SC Ports facility to ultimately add capacity to the Southeast’s supply chain.

Inland Port Greer is one of SC Ports’ intermodal rail terminals located in the Northern part of the state built to extend the range of the seaport.

Considering the growing container volumes handled at the port, SC Ports has commissioned HPC to develop a capacity improvement plan for the terminal with the aim of evaluating the potential for expansion in response to future volume developments.

“As operators, we aim for flexibility in responding to the supply chain disruptions that are more and more becoming a new normal, while also considering our planned expansion efforts to meet our customers’ needs,” said Steve Kemp, Senior Director Intermodal, Chassis and Operations Projects at SC Ports.

“We opted to have our yard and equipment capacity plans reviewed by independent specialists to be prepared for meeting future volume demand.”

According to SC Ports, HPC’s assessment plan has taken into consideration the impact of the ongoing supply chain disruptions in North America hence the need for more capacity to handle customers’ growing supply chain needs.

HPC has analysed the influencing factors under different dwell time scenarios to map the supply chain resilience.

“Our clients want answers to whether their planning is sufficient to cope with various future scenarios,” says Christoph Schoppmann, Project Director and Responsible for Intermodal Planning at HPC.

“With resilient planning, they can give their customers the unprecedented flexibility and control required by manufacturers with tight production lines, and retailers with high demands for efficiency and reliability of their supply chain.”

Earlier this month, SC Ports reported record high figures for March 2022.

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