Railroads pursue transloading business opportunities

After rail traffic slowed down last year, railroads began seeking ways to develop new business. One small way they've done that is by refocusing their efforts on transloading opportunities. Those efforts have included expanding or improving transloading facilities, building new sites and fostering strong partnerships with shipping partners. BNSF Railway Co., for example, continues to add firms to its "premier" transloading network, which provides a way to attract new business.

“When we have a transloader that we’ve had good experience with, we want to make sure that new potential customers are aware of those opportunities,” BNSF Assistant VP for Economic Development Colby Tanner told me last month.

Meanwhile, Canadian Pacific has built a new transloading facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, and plans to establish another in Toronto.

To learn more about the latest transloading trends, check out my article from our August issue. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or by reaching out to me directly at daniel.niepow@tradepress.com.

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