Basic Concepts

Panama Canal Railway

Railroad is a mode of land transportation in which flange-wheeled vehicles move over two parallel steel rails or tracks, drawn by a locomotive or propelled by self-contained motors. The transport of merchandise by railway is very economical when traveling long distances, but is less suitable for short distances and small loads.

The transportation model of PCRC includes the Pacific terminal side-connected to Balboa port, and its Atlantic terminal that is divided in two lanes: the first lane proceeds directly inside Cristobal port and allows an easier loading and unloading of containers; and the second lane ends in the Coco Solo terminal, serving MIT and CCT through intermodal facilities.