Technology expands rail's shipping capacity

10/6/2011 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Columbus, Ohio, has seen expanded shipping capacity to and from the area, in part because of Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor, which allows double-stacked trains. But another reason has to do with CSX's high-tech intermodal terminals, where "wide-span" cranes that are controlled by a computer allow containers to be double-stacked, which doubles the amount of containers the terminal can hold.

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Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The