Union Pacific opening new rail terminal outside the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Union Pacific to open The Inland Empire Intermodal Terminal outside West Coast’s largest port

Union Pacific today announced plans to open a new intermodal terminal in the heart of Southern California's import distribution region.

The new terminal will be located near the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and is set to open in the second quarter of 2021, providing customers’ expanded access to many key markets, including Chicago.

As the fastest growing region of industrial warehousing, Union Pacific is looking to capitalise on this expansion and sit at the heart of the import distribution region for the country’s west.

They will start by establishing a ‘pop-up’ terminal at its West Colton rail yard. Domestic intermodal service will launch between Southern California and Chicago, with expected future service to Dallas and Southeast markets.

"We are excited to expand our intermodal presence and do it where we can reduce truck traffic on California's highways, cut drayage costs and compete effectively for domestic intermodal freight," said Kenny Rocker, Executive Vice President - Marketing and Sales. "Inland Empire Intermodal Terminal demonstrates our commitment to intermodal and the strength of Union Pacific's franchise to grow quickly and strategically using our existing footprint."

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