Coast-to-coast rail freight
As part of the North American International Freight Center, the Rickenbacker area has access to two of the nation’s largest rail providers, Norfolk Southern and CSX. These rail systems offer international and domestic customers the opportunity to reduce costs and increase competitiveness through coast-to-coast intermodal shipping options.
Norfolk Southern Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal
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High capacity, high speed, state-of-the-art facility
Opened at Rickenbacker in 2008
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
One-day truck drive
Situated between New York, Chicago, Toronto and Atlanta, Rickenbacker International Airport 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 the Columbus Region.
With Rickenbacker’s access to interstates and area highways, multiple trucking companies and brokerages find it easy to reach more than 45 overnight service points.