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World Distribution Services - WDS Columbus, Ohio - Container Transload Facility - CTF


Our transload facility is superbly located at the former NS Discovery Park intermodal facility in Columbus, OH, with excellent truck access from Interstates 70, 71 and 270. The 35-acre facility provides both bulk transloading capabilities from both bulk hopper trucks and covered rail hopper cars in quantities from single cars to unit trains. CTF operates a private gate for trucks arriving for transload, provides on-site USDA/FGIS inspection services, and operates a private, certified truck scale at the facility – all of which serve to maximize efficiency and minimize truck turn time. Commodities transloaded on-site include agricultural products, steel, heavy equipment, manufactured goods, and raw materials.

Facility Information

  • 35 acre concrete private transload and intermodal rail terminal
  • Secure, fully fenced and lighted with 24/7 video surveillance
  • Owner Operator fleet to support operation
  • 48 hour rail service to on dock Port of Norfolk via Norfolk Southern
  • Products handled steel, bulk ag, heavy equipment, manufactured goods, raw materials, etc.
  • Maximum cargo weight loading opportunities (up to 58,000# per 40' container); no overweight permits needed with NS direct service
  • Over 7000 feet of track space
  • Private on-site certified truck scale
  • Centrally Located to Route 71 / Route 270 / Route 70
  • On-site USDA / FGIS inspection provided
  • Adjacent to CPG's 65 acre Creekway container depot operation (largest in central Ohio)


  • State-of-the-art high speed covered conveyor system for bulk transloading
  • Full Transloading capabilities from both bulk hopper trucks and rail cars
  • Capacity TJ7000 yard spotters
  • Taylor 974 loaded lift (90,000# capacity)
  • 52,000#, 30,000# and 7,000# forklifts
  • On-site certified truck scale
  • Private Gate to minimize truck turn time, dedicated gate house, office and inspection lanes for transload operation

Contact Information

  • Address: 1855 Watkins Road, Columbus, OH 43207
  • Phone: 614-409-0180



WDS Columbus Container Transload Facility (CTF) Photography