Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has announced it is offering service to the new Mason Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, which is located at and operated by the Port of Savannah, GA. The facility offers direct rail service to the port, efficient transfer of containers between rail and ship, improved performance in key lanes and new east-west services that will be launched later this summer.
“The Savannah market is very important because of the waterborne trades that it serves, but also because of the transcontinental freight that originates and terminates in the area,” said Mike McClellan, Norfolk Southern’s vp-intermodal marketing.
Savannah is the third in a series of new intermodal facilities opening this year on Norfolk Southern’s lines. Maple Heights, near Cleveland, GA began operating earlier this month, and one in Austell, outside Atlanta, starts operating July 30. Initially, Norfolk Southern will operate dedicated intermodal trains three days a week between Savannah and Atlanta.
The Savannah facility is part of Norfolk Southern’s intermodal network serving major East Coast ports, including New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, SC, and Jacksonville, FL.