INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to speak Thursday at the opening of a new intermodal rail terminal in Indianapolis that's expected to help reduce shipping time between Indiana and Asia by bypassing a bottleneck at Chicago's rail yards.
The Indiana Rail Road Co. is partnering with Canadian National Railway to provide the service billed as a "Gateway to Asia." Pence says the service will result in significant time-savings for imports and exports and a positive economic impact for companies using the service.
The opening is being conducted as part of a logistics summit in Indianapolis that more than 300 business leaders are expected to attend. The summit Wednesday and Thursday is co-hosted by Purdue University, Conexus Indiana and the Ports of Indiana.
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