Plaquemines port eyes intermodal service into Dallas area

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Developers and port officials in Dallas County, Texas, are in discussions with the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District/Louisiana Gateway Project, reports Railway Age.

Plaquemines Port Executive Director Sandy Sanders says he is hopeful that a rail link can be developed to support intermodal container moves between the port and Dallas, and that the port can convince Union Pacific (UP) and BNSF—the Class I railroads the port would be utilizing—that the new terminal will attract sufficient rail capacity to make the service profitable.

Industry leaders look to enlarge the number of entry points for freight and find ways to get cargo to Midwest states. It would significantly expand the reach of the Gulf of Mexico facility, which sits on 5,500 acres about 20 miles south of the Port of New Orleans. Industry leaders feel a direct rail line between the locations would benefit both facilities. Read the entire story.