QUINCY, Wash., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal (http://www.portofquincyintermodal.com) has been recently added by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to its new national intermodal map (http://www.bnsf.com/customers/pdf/maps/small-intermodal-map.pdf).
The Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2X_Y47SnAhmK4H4n9MK4oQ?feat=directlink) is located in central Washington on BNSF's key cross-country Seattle-Chicago rail mainline and very near to Interstate 90, which is the longest interstate highway/freeway in the United States. The Intermodal Terminal includes 10,000 feet of track and a container maintenance and cleaning facility, and over 1 million square feet of cold storage warehousing (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OB4yyAR49sk2SFEpM9b6bQ?feat=directlink) in close proximity to provide shippers with distribution, cross-dock and storage capacity in and out of Washington state.
In early 2010, the Port of Quincy and Cold Train (via BNSF Railway) began a partnership to provide expedited door-to-door refrigerated intermodal service between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago/Indianapolis/Ohio Valley area markets (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JcLlmMJAg-KEPb2kZ_N6OQ?feat=directlink). Since the Cold Train (http://www.rrlx.com/www.icoldtrain.com/iColdTrain/Home.html) refrigerated intermodal container rail and distribution service was launched, it has grown rapidly in popularity with shippers in the Pacific Northwest as well as shippers in the Midwest. In fact, several thousand containers of fresh produce, frozen products and/or other cargo have been shipped on the Cold Train to/from Quincy and the Midwest (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6JeFJYuvUWvIC1gQu8YKHg?feat=directlink). More importantly, both the number of eastbound and westbound shipments on the Cold Train have increased by several hundred percent since the beginning of 2010.
The success of Cold Train and the Port of Quincy in shipping both inbound and outbound cargo has turned the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal into a key distribution hub for central and eastern Washington including the Yakima Valley, the Columbia Basin, and the Wenatchee Valley. Additionally, the increasing flow of cargo and goods to and from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal is creating new jobs and positive economic and freight mobility benefits to the region.
"BNSF Railway's recognition of Quincy on its new national intermodal map shows that the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal is becoming an important rail intermodal cargo handling facility in the Pacific Northwest," stated Curt Morris, the Chair/President of the Port of Quincy.
For more information, please contact Curt Morris of the Port of Quincy at [email protected] or 509-214-7696.
About the Port of Quincy
Located in the center of Washington State, the Port of Quincy is ranked as one of the top low-cost rural locations in the United States for business and economic development (http://www.electronicsadvocate.com/2010/04/08/top-best-small-cities-for-high-tech-manufacturing/) with state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure including abundant low-cost hydropower electricity, high-capacity bandwidth dark fiber, a key cross-country rail mainline (from Seattle to Chicago), a modern rail intermodal terminal, a major interstate freeway (I-90), a new and larger capacity water treatment system, an ample supply of natural gas, a skilled workforce, approved foreign trade zone status (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5dEKHsqy0), relatively inexpensive industrial and commercial properties, nearby commercial air service, and an all-around great location offering the best of rural lifestyles with easy access to urban amenities. The Port of Quincy has premier industrial sites for food processing and food manufacturing companies, warehousing and distribution companies, high-tech companies and data centers, etc. At the Port of Quincy, major agriculture and food processing companies such as ConAgra Foods, National Frozen Foods, NORPAC, Columbia Colstor, Oneonta, Stemilt, CMI, Jones Produce, etc. find themselves next to technology giants like Yahoo!, Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, Sabey and Vantage.
SOURCE Port of Quincy