Port of Huntsville sees another year of intermodal transportation growth

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On Wednesday, the Port of Huntsville in Alabama announced that its International Intermodal Center had seen another year of growth in 2023.

Officials said the port saw 24 percent more rail lifts in 2023 over the previous year.

“The International Intermodal Center at the Port of Huntsville has proudly served North Alabama and South Central Tennessee with comprehensive, high-quality intermodal services since 1986,” Butch Roberts, CEO of the Port of Huntsville said. “We are proud of our successful track record because more than 400 companies trust our capabilities to provide excellent customer service that is vital to their operations.”

The only inland port in North Alabama, the Port of Huntsville provides a single hub location for receiving, transferring, storing and distributing international and domestic cargo via air, rail and highway, officials said. The intermodal complex at the port has a five-mile rail spur connected to the Norfolk Southern Railroad mainline that allows easy access to ports on both U.S. coasts.

“The Huntsville and North Alabama community is a fast-growing part of the state and supports a number of important industries from aerospace to automotive,” Shawn Tureman, Norfolk Southern Vice President Intermodal & Automotive Marketing, said. “Our partnership with the Port of Huntsville allows us to bring Alabama and Tennessee businesses access to major U.S. seaports. Together, we are ensuring that businesses can enjoy efficient, reliable, and economical intermodal service that ensures speed to market of their products.”