Evansville Western Railway, an affiliate of CSX, has started operations at a new intermodal terminal located in Winter Haven, Fla.
Known as the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center, this facility serves as a centralized hub for transportation, logistics and distribution serving Orlando, Tampa and South Florida.
While Evansville Western Railway owns the facility, the terminal is operated by CSX Intermodal Terminals, with rail service provided by CSX Transportation. Containerized freight previously handled at CSX's intermodal terminal in Orlando is immediately being shifted to Winter Haven. CSX will serve the region's intermodal market from the new Central Florida ILC and close its Orlando intermodal terminal.
The 318-acre intermodal terminal is surrounded by 930 acres that is planned for development of up to 7.9 million square feet of warehouse distribution centers, light industrial and office facilities. The terminal features five 3,000-foot loading tracks and two 10,000-foot arrival and departure tracks. It's estimated the terminal will process up to 300,000 containers a year.