A Key NARSTCO Port Project Hits Milestone
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) hit a major construction milestone at its Mason Mega Rail Terminal at the Port of Savannah, commencing operations on a recently completed track linking two rail yards. NARSTCO is supplying a range of steel products to the project, underscoring the benefits of steel tie products for port projects.
In late November GPA said construction on the new terminal, which will deliver the largest on-dock intermodal rail facility for a port authority in North America, is about 75 percent complete. When completed, the terminal will double the Port of Savannah’s rail capacity to 1 million container lifts per year.
NARSTCO supplied 53,000 steel ties, 46 steel turnout sets, 11 steel crossovers, and 38 steel tie sliding derail sets for the project. Additionally, GPA is using NARSTCO steel ties and turnout sets on inland ports in its network, confirming the port authority’s confidence in steel and its ability to outperform other rail tie materials.
“NARSTCO’s steel ties and turnout sets can yield outstanding operational results for port authorities,” said Matt Violin, NARSTCO Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. “Steel ties are able to handle the high frequency port traffic and perform better verses alternative products when exposed to the elements typically found at coastal port operations.” NARSTCO high-quality recycled steel products and class-leading support team provides customers with a complete package that saves money upfront and over the life of the track.