was completed in the fall of 2017. The final report and its appendices offer a set of strategies to guide state, regional, and local agencies responsible for the movement of freight in and through the Midlands Region.
Freight by Truck
65.1 million tons are trucked across the Central Midlands region. Approximately 40% of this tonage originates or terminates within the region. Of the 60% which just passes through, more than a third originates or terminates in South Carolina.
Freight by Rail
Almost 32% of all tonnage moving through and around the region is carried by rail. According to the IHS Transearch®/STB Waybill database, the 30.3 million tons carried by rail (442,340 carload units) had an average value per ton of $964. Directionally, 77% of rail freight tonnage moves through the region.
Freight by Air
Only 19,460 tons of freight moves into and out of the region by air, but the average value of each ton is $268,349. Because of its high value per ton, air freight may not comprise a lot of tonage, but it does comprise 3.6% of all freight value. Outbound and inbound volumes are almost evenly split, but the outbound value is more than twice that of inbound.
Thank You For Your Ideas and Experiences
Your input helped us learn how the Central Midlands Region can take advantage of its access to highway, rail, and air transportation networks and work to keep freight moving while maintaining its desire to be home for safe, vibrant places where people want to live and are able to prosper. Thank you.