Proviso Proves Itself with International Audience
Posted August 22, 2014 1:01 p.m. CDT
From left: Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat; Augusto da Silva Tomas, Minister of Transport of Angola, Ministry of Transport, Angola; Peggy Philbin, U.S. Department of Transportation, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer; U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation of the United States; Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs; Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Transport of South Africa, Department of Transportation, South Africa; Amar Ghoul, Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transportation, Algeria; Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transport, Ethiopia; and Helen La Lime, Ambassador of the United States to Angola, U.S. Department of State
Officials from five of Africa's largest economies recently visited what was touted as the showcase of America's rail and aviation industries — Chicago. And Union Pacific's Proviso Yard was one of the stars.
Proviso Yard, located in the Chicago suburb of Northlake, is home to one of five of UP's four major intermodal terminals. Main line tracks from St. Louis cross the southern portion of Illinois to reach Chicago, and the east-west transcontinental main line across Illinois terminates at Proviso Yard. Proviso is home to Chicago's hump yard, and also Global II, the largest of UP's four major intermodal terminals in the state, handling nearly 300,000 container lifts annually.
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