Thursday, May 19, 2022

Enabling More Cargo at the Port of Long Beach to Get Moved Off the Docks By Train

©iStock/Larry Gibson
The Port of Long Beach is embarking on a massive overhaul of its cramped and aging rail yard to enable more cargo to get moved off the docks by train and to cut down on the number of diesel trucks that are currently hauling the vast majority of containers inland.

The key issue the expanded rail yard will address is that there isn’t enough space at the port currently to assemble thousands of loaded rail cars into enough single trains that can go straight from the port to major consumer markets in the interior U.S., such as Chicago, Dallas, or Denver. 

As a result, the bulk of the containers ... read more.

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