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​The re-emergence of the iron horse

The majority of goods transportation in the United States, Europe and Asia today is via truck. However, rising freight costs, an impending driver shortage, a push toward sustainability and greater risks for truck-only transport are pushing the industry toward intermodal transportation.

This combination of both truck and rail is seen by many as a more viable, long-term shipping and supply chain option. And today's railroads, transportation providers, corporate shippers, third-party logistics companies and real estate professionals are coming together to make it happen.

Intermodal facility counts, by rail operator (by country)


Our paper details the growth of inland ports and intermodal facilities, and their impacts on industrial real estate, including:

  • Key factors and rail operators driving intermodal growth
  • Significant intermodal projects recently completed and in production
  • Stats on warehouses currently located near intermodal facilities, and construction underway


Download your copy today to stay on top of this growing trend, and start thinking about how it can impact your real estate and supply chain strategies.

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