September 21, 2017
CSX has begun operations at its new Pittsburgh intermodal rail terminal, located in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.
This facility provides shippers a new transportation option to move freight to and from western Pennsylvania while enhancing their competitive advantages through greater connectivity to this major consumption market.
“CSX is committed to serving the growing needs of our current intermodal customers and others who can benefit from the speed and efficiency of intermodal service,” said Fredrik Eliasson, CSX executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.
“Our newest facility in Pittsburgh will connect southwestern Pennsylvania to markets across the country and around the world while improving supply chain flows and reducing transportation costs.”
The Pittsburgh intermodal terminal is the last key component of CSX’s National Gateway Initiative, an $850 million public-private partnership designed to create a highly efficient network of double-stack rail and intermodal terminals, connecting East Coast markets to consumers, manufacturers, and businesses in the Midwest.
Through the National Gateway Initiative, more than 95% of CSX’s intermodal network is now double-stack cleared, maximizing the potential efficiency of the service.
New Freight Connections
The Pittsburgh facility occupies a 70-acre site that once served as the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie rail yard in Stowe Township and McKees Rocks Borough.
Leveraging the strength of its hub-and-spoke intermodal network, CSX will connect Pittsburgh to more than 40 markets across North America, while offering truck-competitive services to maximize shipping options for its customers.
Transportation comprises an average 66 percent of a shipper’s total logistics cost. Optimizing the use of intermodal freight by rail on moves over 500 miles can result in cost savings of 15 percent or more.
In addition, as the most fuel-efficient mode of freight transportation on land, shipping freight by rail enables significant emissions reductions while driving economic prosperity.
Intermodal plays to the strengths of each mode of transportation, capitalizing on the efficiency of rail to complete the long-haul portion of a move, while trucks complete the first and last mile portions.
Intermodal rail moves millions of truckloads of products that consumers and businesses use every day, including goods such as electronics, car parts, household appliances, groceries, clothing, toys, and furniture.
CSX intermodal terminals have proven track records of driving economic growth in regions where they are located. Since the site of the facility was announced in October 2013, the project has received broad-based support from local, county, state and federal level officials; economic development associations; community organizations and other stakeholders.
From More Information: Visit intermodal.com/pittsburgh to learn more about the new Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal.
Delivering Unmatched Intermodal Service To/From Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal provides shippers a new transportation option to move freight to and from western Pennsylvania. The terminal, located seven miles from downtown Pittsburgh, connects to over 40 markets through the new intermodal service.
The Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal is a key component of The National Gateway initiative, a multi-year project designed to deliver increased freight capacity and fluidity through double-stack clearance projects connecting the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The breadth of service offerings is made possible by the CSX Transportation Intermodal network.
Pittsburgh Intermodal Service
- Access to key markets through our Northwest Ohio hub
- Service to over 40 markets across North America, including 15 domestic markets not previously served by intermodal rail
- Competitive West Coast service with a BNSF and UP steel-wheel interchange
- Connection to Virginia ports
Pittsburgh Intermodal Schedules
Start Shipping To/From Pittsburgh
For more information on the new Pittsburgh intermodal service offering, contact your Account Manager or connect with an intermodal expert today.
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