JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JAXPORT’s new $30 million Intermodal Container Transfer Facility is now officially open for business.
The ICTF provides on-dock rail service to JAXPORT’s North Jacksonville seaport terminals: the Blount Island Marine Terminal and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. The direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains speeds up the shipment process, offering shippers greater options and efficiencies.
The facility was constructed with $20 million in funding from the state of Florida and $10 million in federal TIGER-grant funds.
Rail that connects to CSX Transportation’s main line allows for two unit trains each day. Ceres Rail Services is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations.
Along with the deepening of Jacksonville’s harbor to 47 feet, the ICTF is one of several major capital projects at JAXPORT aimed at serving global cargo customers, increasing efficiency and contributing to the economic vitality of Northeast Florida.