CSX has marked the formal groundbreaking of its $107 million, 89-acre intermodal terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec’s Perron Industrial Park.
The terminal, which is expected to open in 2015, will connect the Montreal area and greater Quebec with CSX’s U.S. rail network.
With the help of rubber-tire gantry cranes to transfer containers between trucks and trains, officials expect the new facility to handle up to 100,000 units annually. After leaving the terminal, trains will connect though the railroad’s hub in Northwest Ohio.
Funding of $6 million is being provided through a grant from the Quebec Ministry of Transportation.
"We believe the intermodal terminal we are building here will quickly become a positive asset for Quebec and the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield community for years to come," CSX’s president, Wilby Whitt, said in a statement.