USDOT to Award $905.25MM in INFRA Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation has chosen 24 projects—seven rail/port specific—to receive $905.25 million in INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grants.

SGIH Opens Import Distribution Facility

The Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub (SGIH), a Broe Group property, has opened a new 388,400-square-foot import distribution space to serve the industrial park’s second tenant.

The Bryan County (Ga.) Mega-Site offers “more than 2,000 acres, rail that runs along the property line, and immediate access to interstates 16 and 95 and the Port of Savannah,” Savannah JDA Chairman Carter Infinger said.

Intermodal Roundup: Savannah (Ga.) Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor JDA; Ceres Global Ag Corp.

The state of Georgia and the Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority (JDA) are purchasing the 2,284-acre Bryan County Mega-Site, which is less than 30 miles from the Port of Savannah and offers direct access to Georgia Central Railway, with connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern (NS); the Ceres Global Ag Corp. will build a $350 million integrated canola processing facility in Northgate, Saskatchewan, with a direct connection to BNSF.

The Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT), which has served the Port of Savannah for 23 years, will add service to GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal when it opens later this year.

SAPT Expands Georgia Port Service

Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT), a Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) subsidiary, will now serve the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, broadening its long-term rail services agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).

Late last month, the first CSX train ran along newly installed track connecting Garden City Terminal’s Chatham and Mason Mega rail yards, as part of Georgia Ports Authority’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal project. (GPA / Emily Goldman)

Georgia Ports’ Mega Rail Project Hits Milestone

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has completed track installation to link the Garden City Terminal’s Chatham and Mason Mega rail yards, which it said boosts on-terminal storage capacity 35% and helps accommodate nearly 10,000-foot-long unit trains for CSX and Norfolk Southern.

FreightWaves SONAR: Savannah Expansion Projects Position Region for Intermodal Growth

The Port of Savannah is poised to expand service and rail capacity as the Mason Mega Rail project meets a production milestone.

Plans under way for “largest single-terminal container facility in the western hemisphere”

The St. Louis Regional Freightway and the Port of Savannah are forging a partnership to create a new connection between the St. Louis, Mo., region and what aims to be “the largest single-terminal container facility in the western hemisphere.”

Georgia Port Authority selects RailComm for Savannah automation

In a competitive bid, the Georgia Port Authority selected RailComm, LLC as the yard management system provider for the new Port of Savannah Multi-Modal Connector, RailComm announced on April 10.

Norfolk Southern to serve new Georgia inland container port

Georgia is doubling down on the inland port concept, along with Norfolk Southern announcing plans for a rail-served hub 50 miles from Atlanta.

Georgia to double intermodal rail capacity

The state of Georgia will spend $92 million to double the Port of Savannah’s annual rail capacity to more than 1 million containers by 2020.