Is Treasure Coast about to bear brunt of major rail freight surge?

Posted on May 31, 2017

By: Treasure Coast Newspapers

Is this the quiet before the storm?

The newly widened Panama Canal and the new deep-water-dredged Port of Miami can now can handle massive Chinese container ships the size of four football fields and can carry up to 19,000 standard-size 20-foot containers.

That’s a lot of merchandise that must be quickly and efficiently moved to distribution centers along the Eastern sea board and into the Midwest. 

At one point the Florida East Coast Railway suggested that freight traffic could be doubled. The cheapest way to move this influx of massive freight is by rail utilizing FEC freight lines…

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