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Oswego port to fund rail infrastructure upgrade with $4 million EDA grant

CSX provides dockside and mainline rail service at the port.
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The Port of Oswego in New York will receive a $4 million federal grant to fund an expansion of operations, purchase new cargo-handling equipment and boost rail infrastructure, U.S. Sen. and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday.

Issued through the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the grant will help pay for the procurement of a telescopic ship loader conveyer and upgrades to railroad track, which will help increase the port’s capacity to access domestic and international markets, Schumer and port officials said in a press release.

CSX provides dockside and mainline rail service at the port.

While the Port of Oswego has been expanding its capacity to increase the handling of agricultural products, the port’s loading and unloading capabilities are limited because it uses a small portable conveyer, limiting its ability to meet customers’ calls for an increase in exports, according to the port.

The only deep-water port on Lake Ontario, the port has four operating businesses that use its harbor and two marinas that are integral to Central New York’s agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

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