Norfolk Southern has launched NSites, a GIS-based search engine to help businesses easily find rail-served industrial sites and transload facilities that meet their needs. This innovative online portal provides comprehensive information about industrial sites near Norfolk Southern’s transportation infrastructure, encouraging investment and job creation.
The search tool includes more than 800 available industrial locations across the railroad’s 22-state territory, all verified as rail accessible by Norfolk Southern or one of its short line partners. Additionally, users can find nearly 250 rail-to-truck transload facilities in key markets across the eastern U.S.
Similar to online residential real-estate sites that let users search for homes based on their criteria, NSites enables a customized search of properties. By using targeted filters, companies can sift through results based on acreage, location, existing warehousing, and proximity to highways, intermodal terminals, and port facilities.
Access to cost-effective and environmentally friendly rail transportation is an increasingly important factor in the site-selection process for manufacturing and distribution companies with multi-modal supply chains. The NSites platform enhances the transparency and efficiency of the process, providing users site-specific Norfolk Southern contacts who can answer questions and coordinate projects from initial contact to delivery of the first railcar.
Among its numerous innovative features, NSites offers auto generated, downloadable site brochures and site data that users can analyze offline and share with other stakeholders in the site-selection process.
-via Press Release