The new facility, which features three working tracks at 2,145 feet each along with a total of 12,406 feet of storage tracks, operates RTG cranes powered by ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel. It is the second on-terminal ICTFs, the James D. Mason ICTF having opened in July 2001.
Construction of the Chatham ICTF was completed in early December and received its first train later that month and CSX will provide seven weekly services through the facility.
Cargo received by rail accounts for 18% of business at Garden City Terminal. During the past five calendar years, Savannah’s on-dock rail volumes have increased 67%. The port’s two Class I rail providers offer unrestricted double-stack service with two- to five-day transit times to major hubs throughout the Midwest, Gulf Coast and Southeast.