G&W’s Savannah Port Terminal Railroad Broadens Agreement With Georgia Ports; Services to Include Mason Mega Rail Terminal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)  announced its subsidiary Savannah Port Terminal Railroad, Inc. (SAPT) has broadened its long-term rail services agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) to include GPA’s new Mason Mega Rail Terminal.

The new agreement is especially significant as rail container capacity at the port, which already has the country’s largest and fastest-growing container terminal, is expected to double to two million TEUs per year with the completion of the Mason Mega Rail project later this year.

Founded by G&W in 1998, SAPT provides the Port of Savannah’s rail intermodal and merchandize service, railcar switching and yardmaster services, and interchange with connecting railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern, as well as track inspection and maintenance. SAPT currently operates 24/7 over 18 track-miles inside the Port, which is increasing by an additional 15 track-miles serving the Mega Rail Terminal. When completed later this year, the new terminal will have the ability to build and receive six 10,000-foot trains simultaneously and cut transit times to the Midwest by 24 hours.

This article was posted on: April 27, 2021