Consumer and corrugated packaging company WestRock has selected Rio Grande Pacific Corp. for industrial rail services.
Fort Worth, Tex.-based Rio Grande has reported that the companies will formalize and implement services on Oct. 31, 2021.
Rio Grande’s Technology division (Rio Grande Pacific Technology or RIoTECH) recently introduced “short line industrial visualization logistics … [for] improving shipper transparency technology.”
“Rio Grande Pacific currently provides operations analytics to short line railroads and commuter railways,” RIoTECH Chief Information Officer Jason Brown said. “We’re excited to bring our RIoT [Railway Internet of Things] services to the industrial rail switching market. We are looking forward to teaming up with WestRock and other shippers to meet the demands of a growing rail switching and safety market.”