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What is the cause of the recent gondola shortage?

Posted by The FTR Experts on Jul 21, 2021 12:45:49 PM

Eric Starks and Todd Tranausky focus on the shortage of gondolas and what the underlying cause is.

This Q&A response from the FTR Experts came from our May webinar "North America's Recovery Runs Through Rail." View the video and the key takeaways below. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Metals traffic has stayed surprisingly high while other traffic has experienced a dip, so many gondolas have been dedicated to that unexpected traffic.
  • Plans to replace cars have fallen by the wayside while scrapping continues, increasing the shortage even more.


Tags: Economy, Rail, recovery, outlook, rail equipment, metals, gondola


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