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Georgia port opens container transfer facility


Last week, the Georgia Ports Authority officially opened the new Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Port of Savannah.

The truck/rail facility features three 2,100-foot tracks and 12,400 feet of storage tracks. Savannah now is the only East Coast port with two on-site ICTFs, said Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue in a prepared statement. The port is served by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway.

The ICTF was completed in early December and received its first train on Dec. 22. CSXT will provide seven weekly services through the facility.

“The Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility represents an investment in the future and is a model for how transportation modes can work together for the efficient, environmentally friendly delivery of freight,” said CSX Corp. Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer Clarence Gooden.

During the past five years, the port’s on-dock rail volumes have increased 67 percent.

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