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ACC renews call for action on US rail competition

1:27 PM MST | February 5, 2013 | Kara Sissell

ACC says lack of competition among rail carriers continues to be a top concern for US chemical shippers, and higher shipping costs are increasingly seen to discourage investment in new or expanded facilities in the United States. More than two thirds of ACC members have sites that have access to a single Class I railroad, and rates for captive shippers are 30% higher than those for sites that are not captive to a single carrier, according to a survey of ACC members by Veris Consulting and commissioned by...

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