Progress continues at the site of JAXPORT’s North Jacksonville Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) with the opening of a newly constructed portion of Dames Point Road connecting New Berlin Road to Interstate 295. The new road, located just east of the old Dames Point Road, allows drivers to bypass the commercial traffic entering and leaving the new rail facility.
JAXPORT’s ICTF, which is planned to be operational later this year, will facilitate the direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains, speeding up the shipment process and reducing the number of trucks on the road.
The facility will provide existing and future customers with enhanced intermodal connections, including direct access to CSX-owned rail lines and the U.S. Interstate System, including I-95, I-10, I-295 and I-75 via I-10. The ICTF will also complement existing on-dock rail facilities at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand and Blount Island terminals and will further enhance the competitiveness of the Blount Island Marine Terminal and TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point.