A proposed inland port in Hall County would use existing rail lines and connect Hall to the port in Savannah, making it easier for local businesses to import and export goods.
The project is still in the early planning stages, but if everything goes according to plan, the port would likely open in 2021, according to John Trent, senior director of strategic operations with the Georgia Ports Authority. Construction would take about 18 to 24 months, he said.
The exact site has not been announced.
Trent said about 50,000 containers would probably come through the port in the first year, although that number would likely increase by about 50 percent by the port’s third year of operation.
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