Ohio Valley Intermodal Agreement Offers New Opportunity For Ag Shippers

This article is taken from USDA's 10/19 Grain Transportation Report:

On October 9, Canadian Pacific Railway announced a new partnership with shortline railroad Genesee & Wyoming and Bluegrass Farms of Ohio that will link the Port of Vancouver with Bluegrass Farm’s intermodal facility in the Ohio Valley.

The new service will bring intermodal rail traffic through the Port of Vancouver to Jeffersonville, OH, and offer backhaul opportunities for bulk agricultural
products, such as soybeans, to be loaded in the empty containers destined for Asian markets.

In addition, there are seven ethanol plants operating within Ohio, two of which are located within 80 miles of the intermodal facility, which may benefit from new options for shipping dried distillers grains with solubles, a co-product of the ethanol process.