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Facility expands Port of Savannah’s service area

Rail on a whole new scale

The Mason Mega Rail project will deliver the largest on-dock intermodal rail facility for a port authority in North America, doubling the Port of Savannah’s rail capacity to 1 million container lifts per year. Expanded rail infrastructure at Savannah’s Garden City Terminal will allow for direct rail service to major Southeast and Midwestern markets. With 37 weekly container ship services and the most Neo-Panamax vessel calls in the South Atlantic, the Port of Savannah has the cargo capacity to quickly load 10,000-foot unit trains.

Increases the number of working tracks from 8 to 18

Doubles the Port of Savannah’s rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year

Cuts transit time by 24 hours to inland markets such as Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati

Norfolk Southern grows from 350,000 annual lift capacity to 500,000 by the end of 2019

CSX will grow from 225,000 annual lift capacity to 300,000 lift capacity in 2020, and to 500,000 by the end of 2021

Adds 97,000 feet of new rail at Garden City Terminal, for a total of 179,000 feet