• What exactly is a short-haul? It’s a distance that is less than the line-haul distance that intermodal rail normally considers viable. This distance is also referred to as the “sweet spot,” representing a point where rail’s lower line-haul costs outweigh road advantages.
  • The arrival of megaships over the past two years has spiked traffic congestion, impairing supply chain and logistics efficiencies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
  • Increasing road congestion and a decline in rail cargoes, such as crude oil and coal, many port affiliates are reconsidering the feasibility of a short-haul intermodal to the Inland Empire.
  • A short-hail rail would provide a perfect counterbalance as port capacity increases. Such a counterbalance would benefit Los Angeles and Orange County, in the form of less  trucks on the road and less trucks congesting the ports.