How Railroads are Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions
As pandemic-related logistic and labor challenges persist globally, the freight rail industry remains focused on maintaining network fluidity and keeping essential goods moving.

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Even though most of the disruptions facing the U.S. supply chain today began due to forces outside of railroads’ control, freight rail is working hard to keep traffic moving nationwide.


Here are examples of how railroads are increasing capacity:

• Increasing storage capacity to offload intermodal containers and keep other trains moving fluidly across the nation.

• Some railroads have reopened shuttered terminals to minimize the congestion in other terminals and are re-routing traffic from one terminal to another.

• Some railroads have coordinated in the Chicago region to directly interchange containers and trailers between two railroads instead of requiring short, cross-town truck movements known as drayage. This has alleviated pressure to the trucking community in the region.

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Mark Middleton
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