Union Pacific acquires Railex assets

Union Pacific has announced the acquisition of Railex’s refrigerated and cold storage distribution assets in Delano, California; Wallula, Washington; and Rotterdam, New York. The acquisition does not include Railex Wine Services.

Railex, a refrigerated rail service and third-party logistics provider, plays a key role in Union Pacific’s Food Network transporting fruits, vegetables and other temperature-sensitive cargo across the United States.

Brad Thrasher, Vice president and General manager of Agricultural Products at Union Pacific, said, “The Railex team developed a fantastic business changing how fresh food arrives on America’s tables, offering food shippers fast, reliable door-to-door rail based transportation solutions. The integration of their highly efficient cross dock facilities and logistics capabilities into Union Pacific’s broader Food Network allows us to offer our customers increased access to a wider range of capacity and service solutions in a rail-centric cold chain.”

Union Pacific Food Trains directly serve Railex’s Delano and Wallula facilities. The Food Train network enables the transportation of goods from these regions to the Midwest consumer base via Chicago and further into the heart of the Northeast region via the CSX. Railex will continue to manage the facilities during the transition and integration of its operations with Union Pacific.

Source: Union Pacific