Daily rail departures are now offered between GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal in Savannah and CSX’s CCX Intermodal Terminal in Rocky Mount, N.C. (pictured). (Photograph Courtesy of CSX)

CSX, GPA Launch ‘Carolina Connector’ Service

CSX and Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) have teamed to offer daily “Carolina Connector” rail service from the Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal to CSX’s CCX Intermodal Terminal in Rocky Mount, N.C.

The Port of Savannah captured the highest container market share ever, according to GPA.

Intermodal Briefs: Ports of Indiana, Georgia Ports Authority

Ports of Indiana issues Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a rail operator at Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon. Also, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) achieves record Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) volumes in Fiscal Year 2023.

Rail-mounted gantry cranes work trains at the Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal. Containers moving by rail from Savannah to the planned Northeast Georgia Inland Port in Gainesville, Ga., will avoid a round-trip truck route of 602 miles on Georgia highways. [Photo:Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen Morton]

Georgia Ports Advances Inland Rail Hub Plan

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Network Georgia plan to develop inland rail hubs around the state is gaining momentum, with federal environmental approval for an inland terminal near Gainesville, Ga., GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reported May 11.

The Georgia Ports Authority will construct seven additional refrigerated container racks at Garden City Terminal in Savannah, for a new total of more than 3,500 plugs. (Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen Morton)

Intermodal Briefs: GPA, VIP

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board approves construction of seven additional refrigerated container racks at the Port of Savannah to expand capacity. Also, Virginia Inland Port (VIP) is the first of the Port of Virginia’s six general cargo terminals to receive 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Big ship berth terminal in the works. (Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Ports Authority)

Intermodal Briefs: Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Virginia, CHS Inc./Cargill

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handles nearly six million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2022. Also, the Port of Virginia reports having processed more than 3.7 million TEUs in 2022; and CHS Inc. and Cargill will expand TEMCO LLC operations to include the Texas Gulf.

NS will present 15 customers and suppliers with inaugural Thoroughbred Sustainability Partner Awards in January 2023.

Class I Briefs: NS, UP

Norfolk Southern (NS) recognizes 15 customers and suppliers for leadership in energy efficiency, innovation and environmental stewardship. Also, Union Pacific (UP) reports the Mexican government’s extension of the Carta Porte grace period.

The Port of Savannah grew container volumes by nearly 10% in the first quarter of FY2023.

Intermodal Briefs: Port of Savannah, SeaPort Manatee, ITS Logistics, Port of Los Angeles, NFI

The Port of Savannah handles 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2023. Also, SeaPort Manatee reports a 34.6% cargo increase for Fiscal Year 2022; ITS Logistics’ US Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index reports challenges in the Gulf Coast Region; Port of Los Angeles cargo pace cools in September; and NFI makes investment in Canadian intermodal business.

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently added Nissan to its list of customers at the Port of Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island terminal. (Photograph Courtesy of GPA)

Intermodal Briefs: GPA, Port Saint John

Nissan North America selects Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Port of Brunswick, Ga., as a new point of entry to serve U.S. markets. Also, Canada’s Port Saint John in New Brunswick reaches a 100,000-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) milestone.

Export containers are loaded onto a Yang Ming vessel at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. GPA says it is moving cargo at a rate of more than 6 million TEUs per year. (GPA/Stephen Morton)

Intermodal Briefs: Port of Savannah, Port of Los Angeles

Port of Savannah handles more than 575,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in August. Also, Port of Los Angeles cargo volume eases in August.

The Georgia Ports Authority has implemented the Navis N4 Container Terminal Operating System at the Garden City Terminal in the Port of Savannah. (Photograph Courtesy of GPA)

Supply Side: IntelliTrans, Navis

IntelliTrans, a global provider of multi-modal supply chain and logistics solutions for bulk and break-bulk product manufacturers, boosts its data security. Also, Georgia Ports Authority launches a Novis container terminal operating system at the Port of Savannah.