A Promising Future for Inland Intermodal Facilities
Posted By Staff Writers On September 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am
In the American Journal of Transportation Issue #693, Brian McKiernan, CenterPoint Senior Vice President of Development, discusses the ever-rising need for intermodal hubs as containerships grow in size and e-commerce impacts supply chains.
“Inland hubs already are critical nodes in intermodal transportation, and I think they’re going to continue to be important, both financially and environmentally, in the direction where the beneficial cargo owners are going.
Rail obviously is a very efficient mode of transportation, and intermodal supports that. It provides a pretty green solution, minimizing the truck traffic on the road system. I think it’s going to be increasingly important in the BCOs’ import distribution strategies.”
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