OmniTRAX: National rail company could double Port of Cleveland traffic

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OmniTRAX: National rail company could double Port of Cleveland traffic

Post by Jeff Smith » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:24 am

Port of Cleveland and OmniTRAX sign agreement:
Barges, trucks and an estimated 200 to 300 rail cars move through the Port of Cleveland annually, delivering everything from grain to machinery to scrap metal, according to David Gutheil, chief commercial officer at the Port of Cleveland.

Gutheil said he hopes doubling the amount of cargo the port imports and exports every year is one of the outcomes of a recent agreement signed with Denver-based company OmniTRAX.

In July, the port entered into a 10-year agreement with OmniTRAX, one of the largest privately held rail companies in America, which now owns more than 21 separate railroad lines, including the 25 miles of the Cleveland Commercial Railroad Co. The company has been aggressive about acquiring rail lines in Ohio.

OmniTRAX will be responsible for "port switching," something Scott Brinner, executive vice president of corporate development, said involves the logistics of moving railcars and goods on and off rail lines within the port.
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