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Glossary Shipping Terms

Alameda Corridor Surcharge

The Alameda Corridor was built to consolidate three main rail access routes between the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor area and other intermodal rail yards inland.

By using this corridor the trade is able to reduce transit time between the port and inland rail yards from 120 minutes to below 60 minutes saving an estimated 15,000 hours per day in truck traffic delays and also reducing train, truck and auto emissions.

To maintain this corridor effectively, there is a charge called The Alameda Corridor Surcharge which is levied by the rail operators to the trade including OTIs, shippers, shipping lines.

As of 2016, this surcharge has been pegged at





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