Rail logistics solution provider RSI Logistics, Inc., announced on Sept. 8 that it is partnering with Madison Railroad on a marketing campaign to promote the railroad’s new 22-acre rail-to-truck transload facility, which the railroad purchased in June and that RSI Logistics, Inc. will be operating.
According to Madison Railroad, a short line railroad operated by the City of Madison that runs a 22.7-mile mainline between Madison and North Vernon, Ind., this multi-purpose facility will be “the first in the region to provide businesses who do not have direct rail service the opportunity to combine use of the highly efficient rail network for long-haul shipments with local trucking services to deliver freight that last mile.”
According to RSI Logistics, Inc., benefits of this new partnership include.
- Decreased volatility and improved supply chains for local suppliers and shippers.
- Expansion of transloading services to a market that will provide a myriad of opportunities.
- Combination of experience and knowledge from both organizations that will allow for increased operational success.
“Madison Railroad is excited to partner with RSI Logistics to offer our customers a world-class supply chain product here in Madison,” said Madison Railroad General Manager Adam Robillard. “For a region that has traditionally been underserved by rail, this will combine the Madison Railroad’s commitment to local development with RSI’s industry-leading supply-chain and inventory management experience. This partnership builds upon the Madison Railroad’s recent acquisition of a new 22-acre transload site along with our vision of growth through investment, modernization and leadership. Our team is thrilled to be able to offer our customers the combined efficiencies of rail, inventory management, transloading and trucking all in one unique product,” added Robillard.
“We are excited to work with the Madison Railroad team to help develop their Madison, Ind., transload site, said RSI Logistics, Inc., Vice President Kelley Minnehan. “This is an area that is seeing a consistent demand and we look forward to adding value to Madison Railroad’s growth. RSI’s diverse business acumen and industry leading rail management will be a significant value to the Madison Railroad and growing this partnership will capitalize on many opportunities.”
Madison Railroad’s daily train service is available and interchange is accomplished with CSX Transportation (CSX) at North Vernon. In addition to the mainline railroad, Madison Railroad owns and operates 14 miles of railroad track within a 3,400-acre industrial park, offering a team track and railcar storage facilities.