Imperial Railport can now reduce logistics costs for exporting lumber from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico by up to 30%. Additionally, Imperial Railport
- Reduces carbon footprint of up to 9,500 tons per year, which complies with California's executive order of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.
- Removes up to 6,000 trucks from Interstate 5 thereby decreasing congestion.
- Utilizes Warehouse Management System with EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
Storehouse Trading Inc., Imperial Railport is a bi-national rail trans-loading, warehousing and distribution facility in Imperial County, California. Their services offer considerable savings shipping lumber via rail to the growing export market of Baja California, mainland Mexico, and the nearby regions of San Diego and Yuma.
Imperial Railport operates on a 90 acre facility, track #777, at 340 W. Ralph Road, Imperial CA, along the Union Pacific Railroad. The property includes 290,000 square feet of warehouse space and 1,900,000 square feet (43.6 acres) of outdoor paved parking and is completely secured by fence and two guard gates.
Imperial Railport can trans-load 120 rail cars per month, replacing 500 truckloads.
Imperial Railport’s lower logistical costs will help the lumber industry profit from growing demand and more stable conditions in Mexico. Fortuitously, 2014 was an all-time record for softwood lumber export to Mexico, reaching $160 million and exceeding all other categories of forest product exports to this market. Softwood lumber exports to Mexico have grown 56% since 2010 while treated lumber exports remain strong at nearly $10 million.
Union Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Distribution Services provide Imperial Railport with connections that provide customers with seamless rail service from origin to destination.
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