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South Carolina Ports welcomes agriculture export transload facility

C&M Hog Farm’s transload facility has opened, handling soybeans and other local products bound for overseas markets via Inland Port Dillon, part of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA).

Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, said: “The expansion of C&M is exciting news that reflects the benefits of Inland Port Dillon for farming and agricultural business across the Carolinas.”

Demand for facilities to transload North and South Carolina agriculture products ranging from soybeans to grains, peanuts and animal feeds has increased significantly since the opening of Inland Port Dillon in April 2018.

In addition to next-day rail service to and from SCPA’s marine terminals, the inland hub provides local access to empty containers and the added cost benefit of a round-trip pipeline for loaded containers.

South Carolina Commissioner of agriculture Hugh Weathers said: “As we continue growing our agribusiness industry, I know Inland Port Dillon will continually be vital to future expansion opportunities.”

Established in 1987, C&M is an independent hog farm, local grain elevator and trucking company located in Latta, South Carolina.