On the wrong side of the tracks

Kamalick, Joe; Boswell, Clay
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/20/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 44, p26
Trade Publication
This article reports on the efforts of the American Chemistry Council and the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association together with a range of heavy rail users to improve the railroad service across the U.S. Chief among the complaints of U.S. chemical manufacturer is that 63% of the council's member companies are captive shippers, meaning that their production sites are served by only one U.S. rail carrier.


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