• CSXI "Simplifies" Intermodal System

  • Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.
Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.

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Changes Designed to Improve On-Time Train Performance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - May 25, 2004 - CSX Intermodal, a unit of CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX), today announced a comprehensive program to improve its Intermodal service network. The changes are designed to simplify operations and improve on-time train performance.

Service changes will take effect Monday, June 28, 2004.

"Our goal is to have the new plan in place before the fall traffic peak, ensuring the service quality customers expect during this prime shipping period," said Mike Parrotta, assistant vice president-Parcel/Motor Carrier.

As part of the simplification process, some intermodal terminals and trains will be designated for containers only and will emphasize expanded use of doublestack trains. Doublestack refers to the movement of two containers on one rail car, stacked vertically. Other terminals and trains will handle trailers only.

Those CSXI terminals designated for containers only include Charlotte, N.C.; Mobile, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans, La.; Portsmouth, Va.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; South Kearny, N.J.; Detroit, Mich.; Evansville, Ind. and the Hulsey terminal in Atlanta, Ga.

"These locations will benefit from CSXI's ongoing purchase of new 53-foot containers, including 1,000 new containers being delivered in 2004," said Steven Rand, assistant vice president-Domestic.

CSXI's North Bergen, N.J., Intermodal terminal will specialize in handling trailer shipments only.

The simplification plan will designate key lanes regularly used by customers and reduce the amount of sorting required at CSXI's key hubs in Jacksonville, Fla., and Syracuse, N.Y. The simplified sorting operations will improve service on CSXI's core service lanes.

Service will be discontinued in some lanes, nearly all of which are secondary corridors with light customer usage. In some lanes, schedule cutoffs and availabilities will change. CSX Intermodal account executives are reviewing service changes with customers, and detailed tables describing the changes are being added to www.csxi.com.

International and parcel customers will see little change in their CSXI service offerings, but will benefit from service improvement and increased network throughput.

"We anticipate strong import and export activity in the second half of 2004, and this program positions CSXI to handle that growth through our East Coast and West Coast ports," said Jeff Provow, assistant vice president-International.

Additional information about CSXI's simplification program, including a question and answer overview and individual service tables for Domestic, International, and Parcel/Motor Carrier customers, is available at www.csxi.com.

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., owns the largest rail network in the eastern United States. CSX Transportation Inc. and its 34,000 employees provide rail transportation services over a 23,000 route-mile network in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces.
CSX Corporation also provides intermodal and global container terminal operations through other subsidiaries. More information about the company is available at its Internet address: www.csx.com.

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Gary Sease
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