Written by

William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

Hoffman Lijeron

Two new rail ferries, the Maya and the Cherokee, will enter Gulf of Mexico service this yr for CG Railway LLC (CGR), a three way partnership of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and SEACOR Holdings Inc. CGR, which transports 10,000 annual carloads of diversified commodities from Cell, Ala., to Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, is changing its present two vessels with 590-foot-long ships that may every carry 135 railcars, up from 115 railcars on the prevailing ferries, with a prime pace of 14 knots, up from seven knots. At present, the journey throughout the Gulf takes about 5 days, or half the time required for the overland route. The vessels’ extra capability and sooner pace might doubtlessly enhance annual carload capability by 40%. William C. Vantuono and Heather Ervin, Editors-in-Chief of Railway Age and Marine Log, respectively, discuss with CGR President Hoffman Lijeron concerning the firm’s operations and the brand new vessels. 

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