New York is providing $19 million for construction of an inland port at the CSX rail-freight terminal in the town of DeWitt.
The port will enable movement of containerized freight between the Port of New York and New Jersey and the existing CSX rail yard in DeWitt, CNYBJ.com reported, citing the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT).
The new “infrastructure investment” in Central New York will “facilitate the efficient and cost-effective” movement of containerized freight by rail once it reaches the shore —as opposed to large trucks, the DOT said in a statement.
As part of the state’s investment in the Central New York region, it will assist CSX with the “realignment and modernization” of the existing rail yard in DeWitt to handle stacked, non-wheeled international shipping containers, according to the agency.
The work will include installing new crane equipment and lifts, upgrading security and deploying technology “enhancements” to allow for international import/export services, and constructing new areas at the rail-yard required for the stacking and handling of shipping containers.