Direct deliveries from ships to inland terminals
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) is expanding its intermodal services at the Port of Houston, USA. From 1 June 2023, intermodal containers will be loaded directly from cargo ships onto railcars and transported to inland terminals.
The new service will give customers direct rail access to the five US metropolitan intermodal markets in Denver, Salt Lake City, Oakland, Los Angeles, and El Paso. It will reduce truck traffic on highways and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The new offering will also eliminate the need for containers to be trucked 50 km from the port to the nearest rail facility in Houston for loading onto railcars, the US class I railway said. (ben)