April 29 - In the USA, the Port of Everett has built a new 70-tonne capaicty rail loading ramp to assist with the loading and unloading of wheeled cargo, such as military tanks, farming and mining equipment, onto and off rail cars.

"Installing a rail loading ramp at our terminal facilities greatly enhances our intermodal capabilities," said Carl Wollebek, chief oiperating officer for the Port of Everett. "The ramp enables us to more efficiently and effectively move wheeled cargo by significantly decreasing the time it takes to make the transition on and off rail cars." 

The Port of Everett's facilities handle a wide variety of ro-ro cargoes, including heavy machinery for the construction and mining industry, such as excavators and bulldozers, as well as heavy equipment for the farming industry, such as tractors.