CSX has started operations at its new Pittsburgh intermodal rail terminal, located in McKees Rocks, Pa., providing shippers a new transportation option to move freight to and from western Pennsylvania.
The facility, which occupies a 70-acre site that was the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie rail yard, will allow CSX to connect Pittsburgh to more than 40 markets across North America. The facility will also offer truck-competitive services to maximize shipping options.
“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,” remarked 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 component of CSX’s National Gateway Initiative, an $850 million public-private partnership designed to create an efficient network of double-stack rail and intermodal terminals that connect East Coast markets to the Midwest. Through the initiative, more than 95 percent of CSX’s intermodal network is now double-stack cleared.