Union Pacific steps up efforts to ease West Coast port congestion

Amy Brown Coffin In The News

  • Union Pacific ramped up efforts to alleviate congestion at the Port of Long Beach, announcing this week it’s rolling out new incentives for weekend container drop-offs and adding capacity as needed to support the West Coast port’s move to encourage shippers to move cargo via rail instead of truck.
  • Union Pacific also said it will add capacity “as needed” to support a joint initiative from the Port of Long Beach and Utah Inland Port Authority, encouraging shippers to send cargo destined for intermountain states to Salt Lake City by rail, according to an emailed statement from railroad spokesperson Kristen South. That capacity could be in the form of longer or new trains, South said…