Upon its completion in 2011, the Northwest Ohio Terminal Facility will be a 185-acre world-class freight distribution hub – and the nerve center of CSX’s nationwide intermodal network. The terminal will employ approximately 200 full-time employees.
Like an air cargo hub, freight trains will arrive directly from all across the nation and its ports, then quickly and efficiently redistributed to a network of double stack trains to speed final delivery all across the eastern US. Shippers will bypass choke points like Chicago and transform Northwest Ohio into a critical transportation center.
The Northwest Ohio Terminal Facility will be one of the most environmentally friendly freight terminals in the country:
- Ultra-efficient cranes installed by Hans Kuenz GmbH will reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency and significantly reduce emissions.
- Optical cargo scanners at inbound and outbound gates will improve terminal efficiency and minimize truck idle time to reduce emissions.
- The terminal will be lit with high-pressure sodium bulbs, which reduce energy consumption and light pollution.
- The yard will utilize 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 will handle 25 trains per day and move 630,000 containers and trailers per year containing anything that can be bought at your local retailer – from household electronic equipment to clothing and candy.