Port of Los Angeles

The Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville has added four miles of track to accommodate unit train delivery to and from the port, along with two new rail loops connected to the waterfront intermodal facility. (Photo Courtesy of Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville)

Intermodal Roundup: Port of Los Angeles, Ports of Indiana

The Port of Los Angeles (Calif.) is allocating $34.3 million to Pier 400 Corridor Storage Track Expansion in its FY2022-23 budget. Also, the Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville (Ind.) added four miles to its existing 11-mile rail network along with two loop tracks as part of a $24 million investment in capacity improvement projects.

Aerial view of the San Pedro Bay Port Complex in California. (Photograph Courtesy of Port of Los Angeles)

San Pedro Bay Ports Set April Records

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., handled 887,357 TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) and 820,718 TEUs, respectively, in April 2022. Volumes are expected to grow this summer once COVID-19 lockdowns end in China.

UP said its order with Progress Rail and Wabtec represents “the largest investment in battery-electric technology by a U.S. Class I railroad.” (Photo Courtesy of UP)

UP Acquiring 20 Battery-Electrics for Yard Service

Union Pacific on Jan. 28 reported ordering 10 battery-electric locomotives apiece from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, and Wabtec Corp. for yard testing; the “green” units plus yard infrastructure upgrades will exceed $100 million and support the Class I railroad’s efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.