The Daily CSX: CSX trims intermodal services, considers hub overhaul

From Staff, Journal of Commerce; October 17, 2017

CSX Transportation is ending domestic and international intermodal services to and from Columbus and Detroit, and reviewing its plan for routing cargo through its Ohio hub.

As part of a broader operational overhaul that has disrupted the railroad’s network, CSX is discontinuing international services connecting to Baltimore, Miami, and Stackbridge in Worcester, Massachusetts; and Valleyfield, Quebec. The railroad is also ending domestic services to more than a dozen cities, ranging from those in its network, such as Memphis, to those it reaches via interchanges with Western railroads.  Since March, CSX CEO E. Hunter Harrison has implemented his “precision railroading” business strategy, thinning operations to cut costs.

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