UP expands capabilities of large Chicago-area intermodal terminal

Union Pacific Railroad is expanding Joliet Intermodal Terminal Global IV's capabilities by establishing a state-of-the-art grain transload facility. The aim: to attract export grain traffic from Midwest agricultural producers and processors by helping to reduce their supply-chain costs. Credit: Union Pacific Railroad

The 785-acre Joliet Intermodal Terminal Global IV is located near the nation’s largest rail center and third-largest warehouse/distribution market. Distribution center capacity in Joliet has increased to more than 100 million square feet over the past several years. Global IV also benefits from multiple interstate access to nearby markets in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Detroit; Indianapolis; and Louisville, Kentucky. Now, Union Pacific is expanding Global IV’s capabilities and broadening the facility’s reach by establishing a state-of-the-art grain transload facility.


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