Improving cargo flow and transloading capacity
In the USA, the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) and the Port of Long Beach (POBL) have signed an agreement to improve the flow of cargo to and from the major California gateway and the Utah logistics system. The agreement focuses on reducing congestion and cost associated with cargo movement through the corridor by optimizing POBL’s existing on- and near-dock rail system to reduce dwell times and improve the speed and consistency of rail deliveries to/from Utah.
UIPA will, in turn, develop transloading capacity within its jurisdiction to enhance import fluidity and increase export capacity from its state businesses. Furthermore, reducing air pollution and improving energy efficiency are key components of the agreement. (ben)