MID AMERICAN ARC
Direct service over greater distances
The Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is the Southeast’s busiest intermodal gateway. However, the Georgia Ports Authority is making a series of infrastructure improvements that set the stage to capture greater market share in existing and new destinations for GPA. Savannah is poised to rapidly increase and expand service across an arc of inland markets, from Atlanta to Memphis, extending to St. Louis, Chicago and the Ohio Valley.
Port of Savannah. Closer than you think.
Key to this expansion is the completion of the Mason Mega Rail Terminal. With Phase 1 opening in 2020, and full completion in early 2022, the Mega Rail project links the two on-dock rail yards served by CSX and Norfolk Southern. The rail expansion will increase the Port of Savannah’s rail lift capacity from 500,000 to more than 1 million containers per year. When the project is complete, Garden City Terminal will have nearly 180,000 feet of track. Developing on-terminal capacity to build and receive up to six trains nearly 10,000 feet in length establishes an important new dynamic. These longer trains make direct service over greater distances more economically feasible for Class I rail providers. From ship-to-shore to on-terminal rail, the speed and efficiency of GPA’s intermodal services are unmatched. With the addition of the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, service to Mid-American Arc cities becomes more competitive.