TERMINAL CAPACITY : NORTH AMERICAN RAILROADS WILL NEED MORE OF IT TO HANDLE TODAY'S - AND TOMORROW'S - INTERMODAL TRAFFIC

Railroads in North America are experiencing a boom in intermodal traffic, leading industry analysts to forecast a 3.8% increase in 2005 in their trailer and container movements as compared to 2004. One of the primary reasons for this growth in intermodal traffic is the big influx of traffic from Asia. This rise in intermodal shipments, however, is weighing heavily on the terminal capacity of roads, which in turn has prompted the railroads themselves to build their own intermodal facilities, or expand existing ones. This article looks at various railroads and their capacity expansion efforts. Kansas City Southern (KCS), known as the "NAFTA Railroad", is focusing on building terminals in the U.S./Mexico border region. Other railroads profiled include Burlington Northern Santa Fe(BNSF), Canadian National Railway (CN), and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR).

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    • Page range: pp 22-24, 26-27
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    Trade Press Publishing Corporation

    2100 West Florist Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53209-
  • Authors:
    • Stagl, J
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:57PM