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CMA CGM Benjamin FranklinIntermodal freight transport options are rising in popularity. According to a presentation by Beth F. Whited, EVP and chief marketing officer at Union Pacific Railroad, at the Pulse of the Ports conference last week, intermodal is growing faster than rail, and the company is investing financing to grow intermodal facilities. The growth is driven by both domestic and international demand for intermodal.

“Rail volume is up this year about 1%, so it is relatively flat,” Whited said at the conference. “If you look at intermodal, seven-day car loadings are up 6% year-over-year. We are seeing strength in international intermodal, but domestic intermodal [is also] growing. We are seeing the impact of ELDs in the US.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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