Monday, March 4, 2013

Cold Train to Open New Office in Chicago to Increase Focus on Westbound Shipments to Washington State and Oregon

Cold Train Continues to Expand Service Area and Locations Served

CHICAGO, March 4, 2013 -- Cold Train is opening a new office in downtown Chicago in 2013 that will primarily focus on hauling more cargo and various products back from the Midwest and East Coast to Washington State and Oregon.

Cold Train recently tripled the size of its Quincy, Washington based refrigerated container fleet and now has 300 state-of-the-art 53 ft. Hyundai refrigerated containers.
As a result of the significant increase in the size of its container fleet, Cold Train is continuing to expand its service area to/from Quincy, Washington and is now serving the following locations:

• Florida – Northern and Central areas including Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa Bay, etc.
• Georgia – Southeastern and Central areas including Atlanta, etc.
• Illinois – Northern area including Chicago, etc.
• Indiana – Northern and Central areas including Indianapolis, etc.
• Maryland – Northern area including Baltimore, etc.
• Massachusetts – Central and Eastern areas including Springfield, Boston, etc.
• Michigan – Western and Central areas.
• New Jersey – Northeastern area including Newark, etc.
• New York – Western area including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, etc., and Southeastern area including Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx.
• North Carolina – Central area including Charlotte, etc.
• Ohio – Various areas including Toledo, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, etc.
• Pennsylvania – Various areas including Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown, Philadelphia, etc.
• South Carolina – Central area including Columbia, etc.
• Wisconsin – Central and Southern areas, including Milwaukee, Madison, Stevens Point, etc.

Stated Steve Lawson, President of Cold Train, "We've had tremendous success moving fresh and frozen food products from Washington State and Oregon to the Midwest and East Coast following the start of our Cold Train Service and opening of our Washington office in 2010. We're excited about our new downtown Chicago office and our increased westbound capacity for products originating in the Midwest and East Coast headed back to the Pacific Northwest. This will directly benefit both shippers in the East and receivers in the West as well as consumers in Washington and Oregon."

Rail Logistics launched the Cold Train Express Intermodal Service in partnership with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Port of Quincy in Washington State in 2010. Since the Rail Logistics' Cold Train service was launched, it has grown rapidly in popularity with shippers in Washington State and the Midwest and East Coast, and eastbound shipments of Washington State fresh produce and frozen foods on the Cold Train continue to grow at a fast pace.

Cold Train departs/arrives at the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal 6 days a week, and takes approximately 4 to 5 days between Washington State and the Midwest and about 6 to 7 days between Washington State and the East Coast.