North Carolina Inland Port Facility May Help Ease Congestion at Port of Savannah

The new Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal transportation facility opened near Rocky Mount, NC, Nov. 18.

The 330-acre site allows trucks to bring cargo containers to a rail yard, where they are transferred to trains for transport.

The facility is designed to move about 10,000 containers per month and provide regional industries with efficient access to rail.

CCX is expected to help ease current congestion at the Port of Savannah — one of the nation’s busiest container ports.

In 2019, the Port of Savannah was the top port in the nation for containerized waterborne agricultural exports (when forestry products are included).

Animal feed — mostly, distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGS) — is also one of the port’s top agricultural exports.

Contributing $40 million to the project, CSX Transportation built the facility and will operate it.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation invested $118 million for site development and road construction.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Dec. 2, 2021, Grain Transportation Report.

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