Short-distance intermodal may be the largest business generator

11/19/2012 | DC Velocity online

Intermodal rail shipments in the 750-mile to 1,000-mile market have grown considerably, but the short-haul market in the U.S. has been difficult to penetrate, writes Mark Solomon. However, Florida East Coast has done it and seen the benefits. "You can make money in short-haul intermodal," said FEC President and CEO James Hertwig. "The key [to successful short-haul intermodal] is to provide truck-like service."

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