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Gov. Deal announces Kia, rail provider partnership

[ August 19, 2016   //   ]

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Cordele Intermodal Services (CIS), Georgia’s first inland terminal, will partner with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), to handle up to 30,000 TEU containers per year to supply the Kia manufacturing plant in West Point. This partnership will save more than 6 million truck miles each year.

“Kia has been a remarkably successful economic driver for West Point and Georgia’s inland terminals provide a new efficient way for companies to transport goods throughout the state,” said Deal. “This partnership and use of the inland port will reduce congestion on our highways and lower transportation costs, using new infrastructure to benefit both companies and the West Point area. The inland rail yards enable Georgia companies to grow to meet the demands of the Southeastern states, while bolstering economic development across the state.”

With this new partnership, KMMG will move auto parts via rail from the Port of Savannah to the inland terminal in Cordele and then to West Point via motor carrier.

Gov Deal Announces Kia

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