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Under fire from truckers and shippers to ease access and reduce drayage intervals, the Port of Miami's outgoing director Charles Towsley has re-introduced several controversial action plans to ease the crunch.
As part of this effort, the Florida East Coast railway has reopened the long-dormant discussion of building on-dock facilities at the port and moving containers by train to and from the port. Miami is the only port in the nation with more export cargo than import.
At a forum at the port on May 3 Towsley introduced Darrell Kim Beatley, a traffic engineer at TranSystem, to present findings of its 3-week-long study.
Beatley said TranSystem conducts traffic studies for 60 of the …