Commentary

The Next Phase of Rail Intermodal Yard Automation

Written by Johannes Leholm, Senior Automation Engineer, Navis Professional Service Group

This past February, two automated straddle carriers were deployed as part of an automation pilot project at BNSF’s Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKS) Intermodal Facility. The straddle carriers can transfer containers between over-the-road (OTR) trucks and a grounded yard storage grid that includes designated transfer slots for rail loading.

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