A new intermodal terminal is being built in the US state of Ohio for the transfer of freight between trains and trucks.
The facility, Northwest Ohio Terminal, is being pitched as a major part of the proposed $840m National Gateway project that will serve the Mid-Atlantic ports and the Midwest.
The terminal will be the western point for the National Gateway which will extend from North Carolina to the East Coast’s busy Interstate-95 route and Baltimore in the west to Ohio.
It is expected to be finished by 2011.
The National Gateway will be environmentally friendly with double-stack railcars to allow trains to carry double the load, leading to lesser fuel use, air pollution, carbon emissions and highway congestion.
The project is expected to receive $30m in federal and $30m in state funds and $175m from CSX and its affiliates.