Thursday, December 03, 2009

CSXT officially opens Alabama facility

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The Central Alabama Intermodal Container Transfer Facility in Bessemer, Ala., has been operating since September, but had its official opening on Dec. 1. The $6 million hub operates on 25 acres, with an option to develop 25 additional acres, has 5,000 feet of working track, parking for 1,000 stacked 40-foot containers and 307 40-foot containers on truck chassis. The facility can move more up to 40,000 containers annually.

According to CSXT, initial demand should be about 10,000 to 15,000 containers per year, but the railroad is pursuing additional business.

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