The apparent lifeline comes after port officials announced in April that container service at Portland would end in October due to growing financial losses and the inability to find a third-party operator to take over Terminal 6.
The railroad is tackling one of the major pain points at the Atlanta-area terminal after congestion had gotten so bad in recent years that fleets would pay drivers extra just to go into the facility.
Record container traffic between Hamburg and the US combined with increasing imports from China to nudge throughput at Europe’s third-largest port back into the black.
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