ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For the second year in a row, the Port of Quincy and Rail Logistics-Cold Train will be jointly exhibiting at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo. Last year, the Port of Quincy and Cold Train successfully partnered on an exhibit at the PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta, GA.
This year’s Fresh Summit is in Anaheim, CA from October 26-28. The PMA Fresh Summit is the largest tradeshow and exposition in the world for the produce industry, with nearly 1000 exhibitors and more than 18,500 attendees from 50 countries in attendance. Many of the attendees are key produce industry decision makers, buyers, site selectors and supply chain representatives.
The Port of Quincy and Cold Train will be located at “Booth 2195” at the Fresh Summit Expo. in the Anaheim Convention Center. The Port of Quincy will be highlighting why it is a premier location for produce packing, shipping and distribution, while the Cold Train will be promoting its recently expanded Quincy-based fleet of refrigerated containers and the new destinations on the East Coast it has begun providing service.
Rail Logistics launched the Cold Train Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service in partnership with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Port of Quincy in Washington State in 2010. Since the Rail Logistics’ Cold Train service was launched, it has grown rapidly in popularity with shippers in Washington State and the Midwest and East Coast, and shipments of Pacific Northwest fresh produce and frozen foods and vegetables on the Cold Train continue to grow at a fast pace.
About Rail Logistics-Cold Train
Rail Logistics, LC. is an asset-based third-party logistics firm offering turn-key rail services to industries throughout North America for both bulk and intermodal shipments since 1998. Rail Logistics provides transportation planning and optimization, supply chain logistics consulting and management, rail fleet management, railcar leasing, maintenance management, and specialized customer service. Rail Logistics has corporate offices in Overland Park, Kansas and regional operations offices in Chicago, Illinois and Quincy, Washington. Rail Logistics is also a leading provider of intermodal freight transportation for perishable (fresh and frozen) cargo via the above mentioned “Cold Train” Express Refrigerated Intermodal Service.
About Port of Quincy
Located in the center of Washington State, the Port of Quincy is ranked as one of the top low-cost rural locations in the United States for business and economic development with a full array of infrastructure including an abundant supply of irrigation water and low-cost hydropower electricity, a key cross-country rail mainline (from Seattle to Chicago), a modern rail intermodal terminal, a major interstate freeway (I-90), a new and larger capacity water treatment system, an ample supply of natural gas, high-capacity bandwidth dark fiber, a skilled workforce, approved foreign trade zone status, relatively inexpensive industrial and commercial properties, nearby commercial air service, and a central location in the heart of Washington State’s most productive irrigated agricultural region. The Port of Quincy has premier sites for food processing and food manufacturing companies, warehousing and distribution companies, high-tech companies and data centers, etc. At the Port of Quincy major fresh produce and food processing companies such as ConAgra Foods, National Frozen Foods, NORPAC, Amway-Nutrilite, Oneonta, Stemilt, CMI, Double Diamond, Jones Produce, Columbia Colstor, etc. find themselves next to technology companies like Yahoo!, ChinaSoft International, Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, Sabey and Vantage.