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Contact: Erin Dhand, Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/12/2013

Local Students Name Inland Port Cranes

Winners of Name Contest Earn Grants for their Schools 

Greer, SC - Five creative Greer elementary students earned $500 from SC Ports for their schools, thanks to their participation in a port contest to name equpiment at the newly opened Inland Port.

The Port partnered with five elementary schools, including Buena Vista, Chandler Creek, Crestview, Skyland and Woodland, for the contest during the month of October. Third through fifth grade students submitted names for three rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs), which move loaded containers on and off trains and around the container yard, and two empty loaders, which transport and stack empty containers. Over 200 student entries were received.

A team of SCPA employees selected the following five entries as the winners:

The winning entries will be painted onto the equipment.

The Inland Port in Greer opened for business in October, extending the Port of Charleston's docks 212 miles inland. The facility represents new capacity to efficiently handle freight across the state via overnight train service provided by Norfolk Southern. It provides shippers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of transporting their containers for Southeastern markets closer to their final destination.