‘Cold Train’ refrigerated
intermodal container rail,
distribution service begins
Apr 8, 2010 10:05 AM
Rail Logistics, Columbia Colstor, LaGROU Distribution (ie, Chicago Cold Storage) and the Port of Quincy began a new expedited refrigerated intermodal “Cold Train” container rail and distribution service between Quincy WA and Chicago IL the week of April 5, 2010.
This new four-day, door-to-door Cold Train (www.icoldtrain.com/) service will be available a potential of six days a week depending on market demands.
“The PNW-Chicagoland Express Intermodal ‘Cold Train’ Service will provide Washington State produce and perishable shippers with a cost-effective and speedy new shipping option to the Midwest,” said Don McGraw, chief executive officer and owner of Columbia Colstor. It will connect growers and producers in the PNW and the Midwest by providing an intermodal pipeline between two of the largest cold storage and distribution operators.
The Port of Quincy (www.portofquincy.org/) will be holding a formal grand opening event April 20, 2010, at 1 pm for the new “Cold Train” Intermodal Service at the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal.
For more information about the “Cold Train” service, contact Steve Lawson at 913-491-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rail Logistics, LC (www.rrlx.com/) is an asset-based third-party logistics firm specializing in offering turnkey rail services to industries throughout North America for both bulk and intermodal shipments. It has corporate offices in Overland Park KS and regional operations offices in Chicago and central Washington.
Chicago Cold Storage (www.chicagocold.com/) is a business unit of LaGROU Distribution Systems Inc. LaGROU offers regional and national distribution services from its network of nine warehouse facilities. It owns and operates more than 3.5 million square feet of warehouse space and three trucking companies. LaGROU also owns and operates 150-plus power units and 320 trailers.
Columbia Colstor (www.colstor.com/) provides more than 2,356,380 square feet of temperature-controlled warehouse space to manufacturers and distributors. Located in the state of Washington, Columbia Colstor has six locations including Quincy, Wenatchee, Othello, Kennewick, Woodland, and Colstor International in Quincy.
The Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal (www.portofquincyintermodal.com/) is a rail cargo handling facility on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad mainline that runs from Seattle to Chicago. The Intermodal Terminal includes more than 10,000 feet of track and a new container maintenance and cleaning facility, with nearly 1 million square feet of cold storage warehousing.
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