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Marshaling yard

Also called a "classification yard," a marshaling yard is an open area where containers are stored in a precise order according to the ship loading plan. Railcars are separated by carriers and sorted by destination. Containers terminals may use a grounded or wheeled layout; if the cargo box is placed directly on the ground, it's called a grounded operation, and if the box is on a chassis/trailer, it's a wheeled operation.