February 3, 2016, marked the first time the Port Harbor Railroad delivered railcars to the new Madison Harbor at America’s Central Port. These 18 cars of dry distillers grains (DDGs) were transferred to barge, culminating a 5-year effort to construct the rail-to-river transloading facility, which is capable of handling a wide variety of agricultural products. According to John Hamm III, mayor of Madison, IL, and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of America’s Central Port District, “This is a great day for the City of Madison and America’s Central Port. We put a lot of work into making this happen and it is wonderful to see the dream become a reality.” The facility has the ability to handle unit train shipments, and with connections to BNSF, Canadian National, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific, the Port Harbor Railroad can provide shippers access to the inland waterway system from rail-served origins around the country. For more information on how to use this new facility, contact us.