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Rail Connections

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The Port of Charleston features daily express intermodal and merchandise rail services through the CSX and Norfolk Southern systems.

Clients benefit from fast and economical connections with intermodal hubs across the Southeast, Gulf and Midwest, including the key markets of Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Charlotte, Louisville, Huntsville and beyond.

  • CSX and Norfolk Southern both operate large, well-equipped rail yards in Charleston served by double-stack intermodal trains.
  • RapidRail dray program provides cost-competitive, efficient and seamless connection between the marine terminals and rail yards.
  • Charleston offers best-in-class high and wide rail clearances for oversize/over-dimensional moves.

In addition, South Carolina Inland Ports extend your reach and offer innovative overnight service to/from the Port of Charleston.

Inland Port Greer is well-positioned on the expanding I-85 corridor approximately half-way between Charlotte and Atlanta and within 500 miles of 94 million consumers.

Inland Port Dillon is ideally-located to serve the I-95 corridor and the Eastern Carolinas.

Daily Intermodal Rail Schedules