The Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal has been recently added by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to its new national intermodal map.
Located in central Washington on BNSF’s cross-country Seattle-Chicago rail mainline, the Port of Quincy terminal is near Interstate 90, which is the longest Interstate highway/freeway in the United States. The terminal includes 10,000 feet of track and a container maintenance and cleaning facility, and more than 1 million square feet of cold storage warehousing 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. Since the Cold Train refrigerated intermodal container rail and distribution service was launched, it has grown 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. Both eastbound and westbound shipments on the Cold Train have increased by several hundred percent since the beginning of 2010.
Success of the Cold Train and Port of Quincy in shipping both inbound and outbound cargo has turned the terminal into a key distribution hub for central and eastern Washington. The increasing flow of cargo and goods to and from the Port of Quincy terminal is creating new jobs and positive economic and freight mobility benefits to the region.
The Port of Quincy has industrial sites for food processing and food manufacturing companies, warehousing and distribution companies, high-tech companies, and data centers. At the port, major agriculture and food processing companies such as ConAgra Foods, National Frozen Foods, NORPAC, Columbia Colstor, Oneonta, Stemilt, CMI, and Jones Produce find themselves next to technology giants like Yahoo!, Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, Sabey, and Vantage.
For more information, visit www.portofquincy.org.