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Georgia-CSX new container port

Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:09 pm

Northwest Georgia inland terminal begins operations
August 23, 2018 Ashley Coker

After a soft opening earlier this month, the Appalachian Regional Port is officially open for business. The new inland terminal is located in Northwest Georgia and is set to service customers from four surrounding states.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal joined hundreds of other business and government leaders in celebrating the new port in a short ceremony Wednesday. The 42-acre facility was a joint effort between the State of Georgia, Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation.

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https://www.freightwaves.com/news/northwest-georgia-inland-terminal-begins-operations
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Re: Georgia-CSX new container port

Unread postby AARR » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:12 am

I wonder if this has anything to do with the expansion of the Panama Canal and Asian ships by-passing western ports in favor of eastern ones :?
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Re: Georgia-CSX new container port

Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:48 pm

AARR wrote:I wonder if this has anything to do with the expansion of the Panama Canal and Asian ships by-passing western ports in favor of eastern ones :?


It has quite a bit to do with the Panama Canal expansion. Jacksonville, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Elizabeth/Bayonne are all going to benefit at the expense of Los Angeles/Long Beach. However, these routes won't change overnight. One of the interesting things about this particular venture is that CSX (or any other Class I carrier) would have never considered an intermodal line haul of less than 400 miles, before this.
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