Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway Expand Intermodal Service

Norfolk Southern Corporation and Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) announced Wednesday an expansion of their domestic intermodal interline services for customers doing business in Florida.

Starting on October 2, Norfolk Southern will expand its existing portfolio to include FEC’s Ft. Pierce and Ft. Lauderdale intermodal terminals. This complements current service to FEC terminals in Titusville and Miami. The result is added flexibility for Norfolk Southern and FEC’s shared customers. It also expands direct access to and from markets in ChicagoCincinnatiHarrisburgKansas CityMemphisSt. LouisLathrop, and Southern California. To enable the expanded intermodal service, Norfolk Southern and FEC will use a steel wheel interchange to FEC at Jacksonville.

This expansion provides shippers an opportunity to land traffic closer to facilities in the major Florida markets, and reduced drayage translates into fewer highway emissions and expenses.

“Florida East Coast Railway is ready to reach additional markets on the East and West Coasts of the United States by furthering its strong relationship with Norfolk Southern,” said Luis Hernández, VP Intermodal – FEC. “It is a good time to work together to enhance the advantages that FEC offers to access strategic cities in the U.S., with a reliable, safe, and friendly with the environment service.”

Map of the comprehensive service offerings, including the newly announced lanes, between Norfolk Southern and FEC.

-via Press Release


This article was posted on: September 28, 2023