I agree to getting back to a good rail infrastructure in this country, with freight been the priority to be carried on it. In the 50s lots of cargo boats where of a size especially for transporting goods from the Mediterranean to this country. Called simply medi boats, City line where one who had a fleet of them. Plus with containerization these along with the rail way could be very efficient in transporting most goods.
Ships that pass in the night, seldom seen and soon forgoten