Union Pacific to Add Grain Facility at Chicago-Area Site
By Matt Grossman
Union Pacific Corp. will build a grain transload facility at a
major Illinois terminal, a move that will increase distribution
opportunities for agricultural producers, the railroad company said
The facility will be located within Union Pacific's Global IV
intermodal terminal in Joliet, Ill. Products will arrive at the
facility by truck, where they will be loaded into intermodal marine
shipping containers and sent by rail to West Coast ports. From
there, the containers can be shipped overseas.
The program will improve the infrastructure connecting ocean
carriers with agricultural producers, Union Pacific said.
Construction began in April and will be completed by the fourth
quarter, the company said. The facility will be able to process
50,000 containers a year when fully operational.
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