Shipping scrap by rail poses a growing set of challenges

Mar 13, 2013 | 07:43 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  scrap shipping, railroad, gondola car, regulations, reciprocal switching, positive train control, Jeff Miller, Progress Rail Service scrap

CHICAGO — Shipping scrap by rail poses a variety of challenges, and some new stumbling blocks could emerge in the near future, an executive at one of North America’s largest providers of rail products and services said.

More rail cars are being built to move supplies in and out of energy plays, leaving less capacity to build scrap gondolas, Jeffrey Miller, business development manager at Albertville, Ala.-based Progress Rail Services Corp., said at the Platts 2nd Annual Scrap Seminar in Chicago.....

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