USDA Grain Transportation Report (8/11): ​BNSF Opens Tacoma Domestic Intermodal Facility

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) have partnered to develop a new rail hub at the Port of Tacoma.

The new Tacoma South facility is part of a joint effort with J.B. Hunt Transportation Services to improve the port’s intermodal capacity.

The new facility will be able to accommodate more than 50,000 annual container lifts.

In mid-August, BNSF and J.B. Hunt will launch a direct container-only service between the Tacoma South facility and Chicago.

The new service will increase container capacity and chassis availability.

The collaboration will also help support greater warehousing and distribution in the Seattle area.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Aug. 11, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.