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The Transload is slated for completion by fourth-quarter 2021, and once fully operational, will have the capacity to process 50,000 containers per year, according to UP.
JCT—a 50/50 joint venture of Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. and Gavilon Grain, LLC—will be facility manager.
Midwest agricultural producers and processors will be able to truck their product to Global IV for transloading into intermodal containers, which will then move by rail to the ports and by ship to overseas markets.
“This facility will support the regional agriculture economy by providing reduced supply chain costs and efficient loading support for exporting grain products, whole grains and oilseeds,” said Kari Kirchhoefer, UP Vice President-Marketing and Sales, Premium.
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