CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. (CSX) and EMH&T have won the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Ohio "2012 Engineering Excellence Outstanding Achievement Award" for the design of CSX Intermodal Terminal's Northwest Ohio intermodal terminal.
CSX worked closely with EMH&T to design the Northwest Ohio facility, which uses cutting-edge technologies and green design, including ultra-efficient electric cranes that lower emissions, optical scanners that reduce truck idling times and automated car tracking technologies and remote switches that increase operational efficiency.
"CSX is proud to accept this distinguished honor," said Wilby Whitt, president of CSX Intermodal Terminals. "CSX appreciates the continued recognition of its efforts to provide innovative supply chain solutions for customers. This award reflects the company's focus on delivering the most environmentally-friendly and technologically-advanced intermodal service in North America."
The award was presented at the ACEC Ohio Annual Awards Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio. The state-wide competition evaluated a number of leading projects based on uniqueness, originality, technical value to the engineering profession, social and economic considerations, complexity, and how successfully the project met time and budget constraints.
The Northwest Ohio facility is a key component of the National Gateway initiative, a public-private partnership which supports the movement of double-stacked intermodal containers on rail cars by raising bridges, increasing tunnel clearances and building new terminals along existing rail routes. When complete, the National Gateway will improve service reliability and transit times, reduce highway congestion, and enhance the environment by converting more than 14 billion highway miles to rail and decreasing fuel consumption by nearly 2 billion gallons.