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CSX eyes new north division HQ, honors shippers' 'green' efforts


CSX Corp. plans to relocate its Northern Division headquarters from Chicago to North Baltimore, Ohio, where it's building a $175 million intermodal terminal. The new headquarters will oversee 16 CSX Intermodal terminals that currently handle 1.3 million containers in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.

The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) has worked closely with CSX on the North Baltimore terminal, commission officials said in a prepared statement. ORDC also worked with the railroad and neighboring states on necessary rail corridor improvements to create double-stack container clearance from North Baltimore to the Port of Wilmington, N.C., said ORDC Executive Director Matt Dietrich.

The commission recently was awarded $98 million from the federal government as the designated sponsoring agency for CSX’s National Gateway intermodal initiative. Proceeds will be used to complete track work and raise overhead clearances from North Baltimore to an intermodal terminal in Chambersburg, Pa.

Meanwhile, CSX has named 29 customers as winners of its second-annual Environmental Awards, which recognize companies that display a commitment to a “green” supply chain and reducing air emissions. In total, the winners reduced emissions by 900,000 tons of carbon dioxide by shipping their freight on CSX, according to the railroad.

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