The restoration of service brings much needed rail capacity to south Texas.
The service is an important part of a transcontinental main line connecting the heartlands of the US and Mexico, as well as an important part of a rail network that connects with every other major rail carrier in North America.
The CIC-HM joint venture property owned by KCS and CenterPoint is 689 acres.
Several potential customers, both domestic and international, have expressed serious interest in constructing facilities at this site. Industrial lead tracks will be constructed in a build-to-order manner, based on individual customers’ needs.
Located 45 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the intermodal shipper facility includes two 5,000 ft intermodal tracks and can easily accommodate 160 railcars of intermodal equipment.
In other news, Kansas City Southern and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have agreed to establish a finished vehicle distribution centre adjacent to the CIC-HM hub for Nissan’s regional automotive distribution services in Texas.
This new facility will allow WWL to provide new vehicle distribution service to three states from a single site, which provides direct access to the Nissan manufacturing facility at Aguascalientes, Mexico and the Port of Lazaro Cardenas.