Transloading

The door-to-door transloading service provided by The World Group will ensure that your shipment moves seamlessly through our domestic network to our Columbus, Ohio Container Transload Facility (CTF), where it will be moved from the railcar into a truck and delivered to its destination. This provides you with rail accessibility without a large capital investment and access to numerous value-added services. This is essential for companies that do not have a rail line into their facilities, but can handle and store large quantities at their facilities. The bottomline is that it allows you to experience the convenience of using individual railcar service without having to have a rail served facility. Services include:

  • International and domestic warehousing, distribution and transportation services
  • Domestic truck brokerage
  • LTL and FTL
  • Private intermodal rail services
  • High speed crossdocking
  • Bulk transloading
  • Heavy lift and out-of-gauge services
  • Inventory control and global supply chain visibility
  • Value-added services, including labeling, wrapping, reworking, picking/packing, sub-assembly, packaging, palletizing, physical inventory, repackaging, and kitting

Columbus, OH Transload Facility (CTF)

Our transload facility is superbly located at the former NS Discovery Park intermodal facility in Columbus, OH, with excellent truck access from Interstates 70, 71 and 270. The 35-acre facility provides both bulk transloading capabilities from both bulk hopper trucks and covered rail hopper cars in quantities from single cars to unit trains. CTF operates a private gate for trucks arriving for transload, provides on-site USDA/FGIS inspection services, and operates a private, certified truck scale at the facility – all of which serve to maximize efficiency and minimize truck turn time. Commodities transloaded on-site include agricultural products, steel, heavy equipment, manufactured goods, and raw materials. Additional benefits of the Container Transload Facility:

  • Access to all major ocean carriers’ equipment
  • 48-hour direct rail service (NS) to Norfolk’s NIT and APMT terminals
  • Routing to USWC available
  • State-of-the-art, high speed covered conveyor system
  • Capacity TJ7000 yard spotters (95,000 CVW)
  • Maximum weight loading opportunities (up to 58,000 lbs. per 40-ft. container); no overweight permit needed when moving directly from CTF via rail
  • On site private intermodal rail operation served by Norfolk Southern
  • Conventional railcar services provided by NS direct or by interchange with CSX
  • Able to operate in virtually all weather
    52,000 lb. and 30,000 lb. capacity forklifts
    Taylor 974 loaded container lift (90,000 lb. capacity)
  • 24/7 video surveillance, fully fenced, lighted

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