US port to double rail capacity

US Port to Double Rail Capacity

October 23,2020 — PortStrategy.com

Government funding is helping a port in the United States expand its rail capacity. The Port of Virginia is using the US$20m federal grant to part-fund its US$44m project to double the size of the on-dock rail yard at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT).“The amount of cargo we move by rail, mainly to the Midwest, is growing and is important to the users of this port and our overall success, so it must keep pace with the other improvements we’re making at NIT,” said John F. Reinhart, chief executive and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.

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