Now US intermodal rail yards clog up as port congestion and delays continue
US shippers and importers that rely on rail are bracing themselves for a long slog ...
Saudi Arabia looks set to revitalise a plan which will see a new railway linking the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. It has asked for bids to build the 1,000-mile land bridge, which would cut three days off the five-day journey by sea.
The plan has been on hold since 2008, but building could start as early as this year, and improve links to Riyadh and Jeddah.