Digest: UP opens new Twin Cities intermodal terminal, will launch service to LA

News Wire Digest fifth section for Nov. 20: CSX partners on new Charleston plastics warehouse; major rail freight facility planned at Nevada site
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Friday afternoon rail freight and logistics news:

UP opens Minneapolis intermodal terminal, will launch service to LA
Union Pacific will begin offering intermodal service to Minneapolis-St. Paul in January 2021 following today’s opening of its Twin Cities Intermodal Terminal in Minneapolis. The new service will feature domestic intermodal service between the Twin Cities and Los Angeles. “We are excited to introduce an intermodal terminal strategically located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area that offers efficient access to Union Pacific’s intermodal network,” Kenny Rocker, executive vice president-Marketing and Sales, said in a press release. “This new marketplace alternative will give regional shippers and receivers fast, direct and reliable intermodal service to key markets.” The terminal is located at 525 Kasota Avenue SE; more terminal information is available here.

CSX, A&R Logistics open new plastics warehouse near Port of Charleston
CSX Transportation and A&R Logistics, a plastics packaging and warehousing firm, have opened a 615,000-square-foot storage facility near the Port of Charleston, S.C. The facility has two high-speed packaging lines to prepare resin pellets for export; after arrival from Texas and Gulf producers via CSX service to the warehouse, they pellets are bagged and loaded directly into export containers for shipment from the port. “Rail is crucial to this operation, but CSX has provided so much more than rail. They really helped this vision become a reality,” said A&R Logistics Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer Alex Buck in a press release. “We could not have asked for a better partner than CSX.”

Nevada rail park to be site of major freight center
LA-based developer Industrial Realty Group has purchased the Western Nevada Rail Park near Fernley, Nev., and will construct a major rail freight operations site. Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports the 224-acre site is served by both Union Pacific and BNSF railway, and has access to Interstate 80 and U.S. 50. Because it has both road and rail access, it has a federal “port of entry” designation.

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