make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Port or no port in Southport?

The group No Port Southport said the previously approved terminal will not only destroy the environment and residential community in Southport, but also cost tax payers billions of dollars.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees.


Port in Southport

Southport is located 35 miles from the nearest E/W interstate and two hours from the nearest N/S interstate. Moving 7000 trucks a day through area towns and cities before reaching the interstate seems very inefficient, both in time and fuel. Are distributors really going to look at the Southport terminal as their first choice given the limitations of transportation? Locating a port in an area that does not have immediate access to an interstate is an ill-conceived idea.