The days of CSX Transportation’s hub-and-spoke intermodal strategy are drawing to a close.
The railroad aims to end container sorting at its busy intermodal terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio, by Nov. 11. And CSX will not build the Carolina Connector, a similar $270-million terminal planned for Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Trains News Wire has learned.
The railroad also pulled out of the long-sought project to raise clearances in the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore. The tunnel is a barrier to double-stack service to and from the Port of Baltimore, as well as on CSX’s Interstate 95 Corridor linking New Jersey and Florida.
The developments are part of CEO E. Hunter Harrison’s drive to improve efficiency and profitability.
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