UP Acquires Refrigerated, Cold Storage Distribution Assets

Union Pacific has acquired Railex LLC’s refrigerated and cold storage distribution assets in Delano, Calif.; Wallula, Wash.; and Rotterdam, N.Y. The acquisition does not include Railex Wine Services LLC.

Railex is a refrigerated rail service and third-party logistics leader. The company plays a key role in Union Pacific’s Food Network transporting fruits, vegetables and other temperature-sensitive cargo across the United States, UP said in a news release

“The Railex team developed a fantastic business changing how fresh food arrives on America’s tables, offering food shippers fast, reliable door-to-door rail based transportation solutions,” Brad Thrasher, vice president and general manager – Agricultural Products, said in a news release.

“The integration of their highly efficient cross dock facilities and logistics capabilities into Union Pacific’s broader Food Network allows us to offer our customers increased access to a wider range of capacity and service solutions in a rail-centric cold chain.”