"We are seeing increased interest in 'Inland ports' (intermodal distribution centers located inland), connected directly to major seaports," said Thompson. "With pressure mounting on our nation's seaports and high demand for port warehouse space, moving goods directly by rail to inland ports becomes increasingly attractive. The growing utilization of intermodal transportation will help companies reduce costs and create new opportunities for developers and investors in the industrial real estate sector."
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