The Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) has completed a $53 million, 42.5-acre near-dock intermodal container transfer facility that will transfer international and domestic containers between ship and rail and to handle domestic containers originating in or destined for the Eastern United States market.
FECR ICTF Features
The FECR has relocated its existing domestic intermodal service from Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale to the Port -- the new adjacent ICTF, which will improve traffic flow at State Road 84 and Andrews.
The ICTF will reduce congestion on interstate highways and local roadways and reduce harmful air emissions by diverting an estimated 180,000 trucks from the roads by the year 2029.
Port Everglades contributed 42.5 acres of land for the ICTF valued at $19 million. Construction costs are estimated to total $53 million, which will be paid through $18 million in grants through FDOT's Strategic Intermodal System program, a $30 million FDOT State Infrastructure Bank loan, and $5 million from FECR's capital plan.
A grand opening celebration for the new facility was held on July 14, 2014.