inland port

Government, Business, Logistics

More Shipping Through the Mississippi: The Push for Inland Port Development

Midwest Inland Port Shipping containers at the Midwest Inland Port in Decatur, Ill. (Midwest Inland Port via YouTube)

Development and projected growth of inland ports, particularly in the Midwest, is increasingly critical to the nation’s supply chain.

Lianna Norman | Special to Transport Topics
June 20, 2019
Government, Business

Southeast Ports Experiment With Inland Terminals Boosting Shorthaul Intermodal

Chatsworth Port Appalachian Regional Port (Georgia Ports Authority)

WASHINGTON — Shippers traditionally hire trucking companies to move loads within 500 miles but place some of their longhaul freight on the railroads, however port authorities are beginning to successfully use intermodal service to divert truck traffic from congested container terminals.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
Government, Logistics

Illinois Inland Port Study Delayed by State Funding Holdup

DECATUR, Ill. — More than three years after state grants were authorized to help develop the Midwest Inland Port, the city of Decatur, Ill., is still waiting.

Allison Petty | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)
June 20, 2017

Central Washington Town Aims to Be Inland Port for Global Shipping

Port of Quincy

Informal talks are under way in Washington to transform the Port of Quincy's mostly idle shipping terminal into an “inland port” for delivering trucked containers by rail to West Coast docks.

Mike Irwin | The Wenatchee (Wash.) World
May 24, 2017

Georgia Inland Port Gets Almost $20 Million in Funding

CHATSWORTH, Georgia — An inland port planned for the Crandall area in northern Murray County took a big step forward July 25 when the Georgia Ports Authority approved funding for the project.

Charles Oliver | The (Dalton, Ga.) Daily Citizen
July 26, 2016

Canadian National Pledges Support to Develop Midwest Inland Port

Norm Betts/Bloomberg News

DECATUR, Ill. — Canadian National, the largest railroad in Canada and one of the largest railroads in North America, pledged its support May 2 to developing the Midwest Inland Port in Decatur, Illinois.

Chris Lusvardi | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)
May 3, 2016

Georgia Residents Hire Attorney, Form Nonprofit to Fight Proposed Inland Port

Georgia Ports Authority

A group of Murray County, Georgia, residents don't want to see a bucolic 42-acre pasture on U.S. Highway 411 just north of the unincorporated community of Crandall turned into an "inland port" where shipping containers would be transferred from semi-trucks to railcars.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
April 4, 2016

Inland Port Expected to Take 35,000 Trucks Off Atlanta-Area Freeways

Savannah, Georgia, will see bigger containerships come into port after the Panama Canal is widened this year. And some of that increased port traffic eventually should make its way to the Chattanooga area in 2018, when a new "inland port" is due to open in Murray County, Georgia.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
February 16, 2016