Rail Intermodal

Coast-to-coast rail freight

Two of the nation’s largest rail providers, Norfolk Southern and CSX, offer Rickenbacker Inland Port international and domestic customers the opportunity to reduce costs and increase competitiveness through coast-to-coast intermodal shipping options.

 Norfolk Southern Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal

Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the east and is also a major transporter of coal and industrial products. Covering approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, Norfolk Southern serves every major container port in the eastern United States and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. 

Track Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal facts

High capacity, high speed, state-of-the-art facility

  • Opened 9 years ago at Rickenbacker

  • Served by double-stacked ocean container cars

  • Connected to major East Coast and West Coast seaports

Wheeled facility, non-stacking, with automated dispatch

  • Average truck dwell time less than 20 minutes compared to hours of queue at other ports

Serves both domestic and international ocean container customers

  • 75% international traffic / 25% domestic
  • Inbound is 55% from the West Coast / 45% from the East Coast

Currently processing over 260,000 annual container lifts with room to expand that capacity

CSX Columbus Intermodal

Another vital intermodal partner in the Columbus Region is CSX Corporation. They provide traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers in Columbus and beyond. Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

One-day truck drive

Situated between New York, Chicago, Toronto and Atlanta, Rickenbacker Inland Port is a one-day truck drive to nearly half of the U.S. and one-third of the Canadian populations for trucking companies operating out of Rickenbacker.