The State Ports Authority board is holding a special teleconference this afternoon regarding the “inland port” development in the Upstate.

The phone conference will include the board to take action regarding the 30-acre project in Greer, which will allow shipping containers full of goods to be transferred between trucks and trains heading to and from the Port of Charleston.

Exact details regarding today’s action were not immediately available.

Just weeks ago, officials broke ground on the project.

The inland port will cater to major port users along the bustling U.S. Interstate 85 business corridor, such as the BMW car manufacturing plant.

The Spartanburg County facility will be served by commercial rail hauler Norfolk Southern. The SPA is spending up to $30 million on the project. Virginia-based Norfolk Southern will invest about $7.5 million to install the rail equipment.

Ports officials estimate that the transfer yard could eliminate the need for 50,000 truck trips a year, easing congestion on U.S. Interstate 26 and other roads.

The project is planned to be completed in the fall.

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