CSX will spend $59 million to expand its intermodal terminal in Columbus, Ohio, leveraging its new terminal to the north and part of its $850 million initiative to better connect East Coast ports with Midwest markets.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based railway said the expansion includes a redesign of the site, installation and realignment of tracks, reconfiguration of truck gates and three rail-mounted, electric wide-span cranes. In February, CSX opened a $175 million intermodal terminal at North Baltimore, Ohio, which serves as the western anchor to its doublestack corridor initiative.
The initiative, known as the National Gateway, will clear 61 obstructions and build or expand six intermodal facilities along CSX's network in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the District of Columbia. It will provide stacktrain service to ports in Baltimore, Virginia and Wilmington, Del.