Georgia Ports, CSX introduce new rail service

Georgia Ports, CSX introduce new rail service

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and CSX Transportation have partnered to provide 7-day-a-week rail service between GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal in Savannah and the Eastern North Carolina site, providing a 3-day ship-to-shore transit period.

CCX has convenient access to I-95 and three wide-span, zero-emission electric cranes capable of lifting 110,000 containers per year.

CCX’s X-Gate technology seeks to enhance safe and efficient truck transit through the facility by automating the in-gate operation, optimising traffic patterns, and automatically inspecting goods departing.

According to CCX, the combination of abundant capacity at CCX and longer-term storage possibilities at the Port of Savannah’s new Garden City Terminal West yard will provide exporters with additional scheduling flexibility.

GPA’s Mason Mega Rail has 85 acres and 24 miles of on-terminal track, making it one of the biggest intermodal facility on a port in the Americas with potential freight volume expansion capacity.

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Georgia Ports Authority President and CEO Griff Lynch, said: “This is an exciting logistics solution for existing and new customers across North Carolina. In collaboration with CSX, we’re offering daily access and faster service, bringing world-class port services to the doorstep of the area’s business and industry.”

Kevin Boone, CSX Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated: “CSX is proud to be a part of this transformative partnership, which embodies our commitment to foster growth, connect markets and propel economic progress for the region.

“The integration of GPA’s On-Dock Rail and the Inland Port at CCX signifies a leap forward in providing efficient, sustainable, and dynamic rail-to-truck inland port container service for our customers.

“Through this strategic collaboration with the Georgia Ports Authority and our ongoing partnership with the State of North Carolina and North Carolina Ports, CSX is charting a new course in logistics excellence.”

In July 2023, GPA handled 447,590 TEU, a 17 per cent increase over the 381,825 TEU carried in June.

One month later, GPA gained U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s accreditation for all GPA terminals to offload goods from boats prior to custom and border protection (CBP) clearance.

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