Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) Kansas City International Freight Gateway (CTR) is one of five KCS intermodal terminals in the United States. The others are located in Dallas, TX; Jackson, MS; Laredo, TX; and Kendleton, TX.
This facility is called the International Freight Gateway because of KCS intermodal lanes to Mexico. CTR, a TOFC/COFC terminal, was built in 2008 replacing the KCS Gardner facility located within Kansas City.
CTR can be considered an emerging logistics center. The facility is located on an abandoned military airport and anchors an industrial park developed by CenterPoint. The intermodal terminal spans 370-acres facility and another 970 acres is devoted to industrial park uses.
In May 2013, CSX began operating intermodal services to the local Kansas City market at CTR. The destinations CSX serves are listed under Intermodal Lanes.
According to the 2013 National Transportation Atlas Database, CTR is located on the KCS Pittsburg Subdivision.
According to the FHWA there are no intermodal connectors in the vicinity of the KCS intermodal terminal. Thunderbird Drive, off of Highway 150 (147th) provides access to the facility.
According to KCS, the International Freight Gateway in Kansas City serves the following destinations:
- Dallas, TX
- Interpuerto, SL (San Luis Potosi, SL)
- Laredo, TX
- Lázaro Cárdenas, MH
- Pantaco, DF
- Puerta México, EM (Toluca, EM)
- Queretaro, QA
- Salinas Victoria, NL (Monterrey, NL)
- Baltimore, MD
- Buffalo, NY
- Chambersburg, PA
- Cincinnati, OH
- Cleveland, OH
- Detroit, MI
- Elizabeth Marine Terminal, NJ
- Little Ferry, NJ
- Marion, OH
- Montreal ICTF
- Northwest Ohio, ICTF
- Philadelphia, PA
- Portsmouth, VA
- Portsmouth, APMT
- Portsmouth, NIT
- PT Newark, NJ
- Syracuse, NY
- Worcester, MA
Warehousing and Distribution
The following map shows the locations of other freight industry traffic generators, warehouses and distribution centers in the vicinity of the KCS International Freight Gateway facility. A Mazda auto mixing facility is located here. Future development of the CenterPoint Logistics Park is north of the terminal bordering Highway 150. Source: Business Analyst 2012 dataset and CenterPoint.