UP: New Phoenix Terminal to Open in 2024

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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Union Pacific (UP) on Nov. 29 announced plans to open a new international intermodal terminal in the heart of Phoenix, “providing customers a sustainable rail option between ocean ports in the Los Angeles Basin and the nation’s fast-growing Southwest region.”

The new terminal, owned and operated by UP, is expected to open in the first quarter of 2024, according to the Class I railroad. It will be established in UP’s downtown rail yard, with capacity to grow to meet customer demand.

“We are excited to offer regional shippers and receivers in Arizona a fast, sustainable rail option to move product into and out of Southern California that is cost competitive and removes trucks from our nation’s congested highways, with an ability to expand offerings and grow in the future,” said UP Executive Vice President – Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker.

According to UP, the new facility will open with drayage support provided by Duncan & Son Lines, a family-owned logistics firm in Buckeye, Arizona, that primarily focuses on international container drayage from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

“Duncan and Son Lines is proud to be working with Union Pacific on this innovative rail solution, which will give our customers another service option to reduce truck emissions,” said Duncan & Son Lines Vice President of Operations David Duncan.

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