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US railroads get ready for expansion of Panama Canal

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


As the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion nears its 2015 completion to allow supersize, "Post-Panamax" cargo ships to pass through on their way to markets farther north, eastern US ports and a number of railroads are gearing up for an anticipated increase in international intermodal traffic in the coming years.

East and Gulf Coast port authorities are developing and deepening their harbors.

Eeastern railroads are building or expanding on-dock rail facilities, building intermodal centers or advancing other plans to accommodate an expected increase in freight traffic.

Source: Progressive Railroading