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International Transition to the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility (MRIF)

Dec 13, 2019


As Norfolk Southern Intermodal continues to evaluate and improve our service offerings and the customer experience, we are pleased to announce that on January 13, 2020, the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility (MRIF) will become Norfolk Southern’s new location for handling International intermodal shipments within the Memphis area. MRIF is conveniently located near SE Shelby County, TN, Olive Branch, MS and the Gateway Global Logistics Center in Rossville, TN.

In additional to its convenient location, MRIF is a state-of-the-art facility and provides customers with the following benefits:

  • Automated Gate System (AGS)
  • ExpressNSTM Only Lanes
  • 24/7 operation
  • Increased capacity to support customer growth

Under the new operating plan, truck drivers will have a defined traffic flow that will be supported by two new Rubber Tire Gantry (RTG) cranes. The established traffic flow and RTG cranes will maximize vehicle throughput on the facility, resulting in a better driver experience.

On December 17, 2019 and January 7, 2020, Norfolk Southern will host two information sessions which will provide additional information on the upcoming MRIF transition. Following the sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions with Norfolk Southern representatives. The times and locations of the sessions will be provided in separate communications.

Following the transition of International operations to MRIF, the Memphis (Harris Yard) Intermodal Facility will close to all Intermodal shipments. Details specific to shipment cutoff and availability times, final gate closure times, and billing instructions will be provided in future announcements. Additional information on the upcoming transition can be found in the attached document.