JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – TRANSFLO Terminal Services Inc. today announced plans to open a network of bulk chemical transloading terminals with Union Pacific (UP) to extend service to non-rail served customers.
The program will begin with the conversion this month of four current UP locations at Portland, Ore.; Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; Henderson, Nev. And Rifle, Colo. to TRANSFLO operated terminals. It is planned to expand the transload service throughout the Union Pacific rail network.
“This arrangement represents a working relationship between two preeminent companies in U.S. rail-centric logistics,” said Dean Piacente, managing director of TRANSFLO. “Customers already familiar with our current network will find the same service experience and consistency in the new UP-based facilities. Our intent is to open new markets to our present chemical customers while attracting new business and new customers on the Union Pacific network.”
“We are excited to initiate this relationship with TRANSFLO and strengthen the service offerings we can provide for our chemical customers,” said Ed Sims, vice president and general manager of chemicals for Union Pacific. “The terminals will further enhance our network by combining TRANSFLO’s superior safety and quality in transloading and logistics with the attractive economics and safety of UP’s rail service.”
TRANSFLO, an ISO 9001:2000 registered company, currently operates an 81-terminal chemicals and bulk products network in the East with complete inventory “visibility” through its web product application TRANSCEND.
TRANSFLO handled more than 30,000 chemical loads along with other bulk products throughout its network in 2002. Union Pacific and TRANSFLO have extensive expertise in the safe handling of chemicals and hazardous materials. TRANSFLO has more than 20 years experience in providing chemical transloading and materials management. TRANSFLO is a business unit of CSX Corporation.