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US ports need billions of dollars in landside investment to combat congestion

US ports need billions of dollars in landside investment to combat congestion

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According to an AAPA survey of its 83 U.S. member ports, more than one-third said congestion on their port’s intermodal connectors has caused port productivity. For Pacific Northwest and Alaska, that number is $6.9 billion. In the Northeast, it’s $6.4 billion. In the Southeast, it’s $4.6 billion. Great Lakes ports will require $332 million before 2025. Gulf ports will need another $4.1 billion. Lawmakers have until May 31 to replenish the Highway Trust Fund.

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To read entire article, visit  Journal of Commerce | By: Reynolds Hutchins | April 21, 2015