Northwest Ohio Terminal FacilityConstruct Terminal
The Northwest Ohio Terminal Facility is a 185-acre world-class freight distribution hub – and the nerve center of CSX’s intermodal network. The terminal employs nearly 300 full-time employees.
Like an air cargo hub, freight trains arrive directly from all across the nation and its ports, then are quickly and efficiently redistributed to a network of double stack trains to speed delivery all across the US. By transforming Northwest Ohio into a critical transportation center, shippers are able to bypass congested areas like Chicago.
The Northwest Ohio Terminal Facility is one of the most environmentally friendly freight terminals in the country:
- Ultra-efficient cranes installed by Hans Kuenz GmbH reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency and significantly reduce emissions.
- Optical cargo scanners at inbound and outbound gates improve terminal efficiency and minimize truck idle time to reduce emissions.
- The terminal is lit with high-pressure sodium bulbs, which reduce energy consumption and light pollution.
- The yard utilizes environmentally friendly NARSTCO Steel Ties, which are made from recycled steel and are themselves 100% recyclable.
Spanning 500 acres in southern Wood County, Ohio, the terminal handles more than 30 trains per day and moves approximately 2 million containers and trailers per year, including block swaps and lifts, containing anything that can be bought at your local retailer – from household electronic equipment to clothing and candy.
Update & Progress
The official construction groundbreaking for the Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal was held in August 2009. Work is ongoing at the construction site and the terminal is scheduled to open to business in 2011.