Ports America Chesapeake Commences Intermodal Transfer Service Operations
In an agreement reached earlier this year between Ports America Chesapeake and CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. (CSXIT), the operational responsibility for CSXIT services at Seagirt Container Transfer Facility was transferred to Ports America Chesapeake in the Port of Baltimore. Accordingly, Ports America Chesapeake will commence these operations on October 31, effectively replacing CSXIT as the lessee and operator of the facility.
This seamless transition is designed to immediately enhance the competitiveness of the Port of Baltimore and position it to capture additional freight business through more efficient service, consolidating management of the operation, and enhancing service through Ports America’s on-dock handling and operational expertise.
“With the newly expanded Panama Canal, the Port of Baltimore is well positioned to handle increased volumes and ultra-large neo-Panamax container vessels,” said Bayard Hogans, general manager of Ports America Chesapeake. “Our four super-post-Panamax cranes and on-dock rail service gives us a higher level of competitiveness to attract new freight to the region.”
CSX Transportation’s (CSXT) domestic and international intermodal rail service will continue to be served at this strategic location. This new operating arrangement supports intermodal growth well into the future, connecting Maryland to Midwest and southern markets via CSXT’s extensive rail network.
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