Rail service between the Port of Charleston, South Carolina and the Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina has been upgraded.
The enhancements, which became effective March 12, included two-day Norfolk Southern service five days a week that will connect Charleston and Charlotte.
“This dramatically improved containerized rail service between Charlotte and the Port of Charleston is the result of collaboration between the Norfolk Southern Railway and the South Carolina Ports Authority,” South Carolina Port Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome said. “It builds on the existing, high speed intermodal network between Charleston and the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer. Charlotte is most logically served via the Port of Charleston, and this link provides a very reliable rail option that has not previously existed. The Charlotte market is fast-growing and offers a very diverse containerized cargo base, including furniture, home improvement goods, general department store merchandise, and chemicals.”
Container traffic between Charleston and Charlotte will be moved on Norfolk Southern overnight intermodal trains that are already being used to move containers between Charleston and Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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