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Eastern Logistics and Planning

The Eastern Logistics and Planning Committee (Eastern L&P) brings stakeholders together to beneficially resolve challenges and problem-solving opportunities. The group is open to all interested parties with a stake in eastern coal transportation and a desire to improve the infrastructure.

Transportation entities such as rail carriers, barge companies, river terminal operators, and export terminal operators are active participants. Coal producers, electric utilities, industrial consumers of coal, and railcar owners also participate with the shared goal of continuously improving coal transportation and coal handling systems. 

Eastern railroad and waterborne carriers provide reports and data on performance at each meeting. These reports become a basis for discussion and suggestions for group initiatives. Gatherings and initiatives are undertaken with due consideration to avoid all anti-competitive activities.

To learn more about the NCTA Eastern Logistics and Planning Committee, please contact Edwin Fisher, Chairperson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call John Ward 801-560-9801.