|  Clifton Linton

Short Lines Bridge Competitive Gap in Baltimore for LPG Firms

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) firms can improve their rail economics if they have a nearby short-line railroad that connects with two Class 1 railroads, the line haul freight railroads that own the majority of tracks in North America. Sometimes there’s more than one option for that – such as in Baltimore, Maryland. There, two short lines each have connections to the two Class 1 carriers. This confluence offers shippers an opportunity to participate in a competitive market, and access substantially lower rail rates (half of what a captive shipper would pay). ...

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