Parsec Inc to Run Heartland Intermodal Gateway


State officials announced this week that the mid-Atlantic transportation hub in Prichard, a 30-million dollar facility comprised of rail, air, highway, and waterway assets, will be operated by a Cincinnati-based intermodal company.

The West Virginia Port Authority along with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox announced this week that Parsec Inc was awarded the contract to operate the Heartland Intermodal Gateway in Prichard, West Virginia.

The facility sits on approximately 100 acres and is an Inland Rail/Truck terminal. Cargo shipped into ports in Virginia will pass through the facility on its way to Chicago, Illinois.

The Heartland Intermodal Gateway will also provide access to west coast ports and will serve as a cargo-transfer station along the Norfolk Southern rail line. There will also be available warehouse space, a freight container service and access to international rail lines. Parsec will take over the facility in late summer, 2015 to prepare for the opening of the terminal in December 2015.