MASON MEGA RAIL
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
Mega Rail Update (5/28/2020)
Georgia Ports Authority's Mason Mega Rail project, in the works for more than four years and designed to expand service to the Southeast and Midwestern U.S., has passed a major milestone. GPA has put into operation the first nine of 18 new working tracks, with its first two rail-mounted gantry cranes to be commissioned in June.