CSX daily intermodal boosts Syracuse inland port prospects
CSX Daily Intermodal Boosts Syracuse Inland Port Prospects
Daily intermodal rail service between a new inland port in upstate New York and the Port of New York and New Jersey will begin later this month, providing cargo owners greater service frequency and reducing truck traffic through two of the region’s largest marine terminals.When CSX Transportation’s refurbished DeWitt facility in Syracuse fully opens at the end of July, the railroad expects it to handle up to 30,000 containers annually from importers of consumer goods and retail goods and, potentially, agriculture exporters. The inland port provides cargo owners an alternative to the 245-mile truck haul, as the region attracts more distribution centers. Next year, Amazon is expected to move into a 3.8 million-square-foot warehouse being built in the neighboring town of Clay, New York.