North Dakota To Add Intermodal Rail Service, Reducing Shipping Costs For Ag Producers, Industry
7 Oct 2020
Gov. Doug Burgum announced that North Dakota will soon be launching intermodal rail service – the culmination of more than two decades of effort to gain access to intermodal transportation to reduce shipping costs for the state’s agricultural producers and other industries.
Intermodal rail service is the movement of international containers so producers and processors can directly load containers on rail in Minot to ship to international destinations.
North Dakota officials have pursued access to intermodal rail for over 20 years. Next week, it will become a reality as Minot will receive an intermodal unit train at a newly operational facility serviced by BNSF railway.