Intermodal logistics hubs that are major transfer facilities for containers shipped by rail are expanding as fast as they can to meet growing demand from shippers who are choosing rail over trucks due to the surge in per-mile trucking rates. 

The supply-chain gridlock at West Coast ports has caused unprecedented congestion in logistics networks across the US, especially at the handful of hubs where all five Class 1 railroads intersect, including the intermodal inland ports in Chicago and Memphis.

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