California perishables, as shown in table 1, traveled over 2 billion ton-miles by rail
Currently, about 97 per cent of all containers handled through the Inner Harbour at Fremantle are moved by road and only about three per cent by rail
. To help reduce the growth of port-related truck traffic on access roads to the port as trade grows, the Freight Network Review target is to increase the rail share for containers to 15 per cent for the medium term and 30 per cent for the longer term.
The program will provide seamless and cost effective solutions for companies who are new to shipping bulk commodities by rail
and to current rail shippers who want to add shipping capacity quickly and easily.
For intermodal shipments, it provides a guide to loading paper rolls and flat stock in trailers for transport by rail
Michael Collins, president of Metal Management-Ohio and national director of ferrous sales for Metal Management Inc., says of his company's shipping mix, "I would say there is a tremendous amount going by binge, and likewise a lot by rail
, simply because there is displacement of scrap away from its regional markets.
For now, the wholesale movement of goods by rail
is a thing of the future.
Between 1990 and 1995, hazmat transport by rail
increased 27 percent to almost 1.8 million cars a year, each one carrying a payload that makes the lethal cargo aboard ValuJet flight 592 look like a shipment of fire-retardant blankets.
He believes the transportation corridor can be spun out to include all of northeastern Ontario, feeding U.S.-bound goods by rail
through the Sault for transfer onto trucks.
Ohio's C&D landfills have become the final resting place of place of choice for thousands of tons of C&D debris shipped by rail
, most of its from the northeast United States.