Henningsen Selected to Manage New Transload Center
April 11, 2008
(Richland, Washington) April 11, 2008 – Henningsen Cold Storage has been selected by the Port of Benton to operate a new freight Transload Center in Richland, Washington. The Port teamed up with the State of Washington, the City of Richland, and the Tri-City & Olympia Railroad, to build the Center at the Horn Rapids Industrial Park located off SR 240 on Kingsgate Road. This Center is being built to handle increased demand for shipping products by rail across America. The facility is temperature controlled and can handle frozen, refrigerated & dry products from a wide variety of growers and manufacturers locally, regionally, national & international. The Transload Center is strategically located with dual rail access (Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway), and daily switching provided the Tri-City & Olympia Railroad. Pacific Northwest perishable food shippers will now have a location for consolidating rail shipments destined for virtually any market in the continental United States, Canada or Mexico. Henningsen’s nationwide cold storage network will provide regional destination points for the shipments, and Henningsen Transportation Services will provide both inbound and final-mile delivery of the goods being shipped. Bob Lawyer, Henningsen’s Northwest Regional Manager, said he is excited to have the new center open and is looking forward to helping shippers transport their product to market more efficiently, especially with climbing diesel prices. “Depending on the product shipping, you can fit three to four truckloads on one rail car,” according to Lawyer. Although targeting regional food shippers, the new Henningsen Transload Center will have the capability to handle all kinds of freight that can ship out (or in) of the region by rail. The new facility will be operational in September 2008. Henningsen Cold Storage Co. is an 85-year-old, full service third-party logistics provider with multi-temp facilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. For more information, contact Bill Daniel at 1-800-791-2653, or visit us at www.henningsen.com.