CN relocates Chicago forest products reload centre to port of Chicago
Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is relocating its forest products transload operation to North America Stevedoring Company, LLC’s operation at the port of Chicago. The move will improve supply chain efficiencies for lumber customers.
The new transload facility is located roughly 13 miles south of downtown Chicago at 9301 South Kreiter Ave. North America Stevedoring has a direct rail service from CN’s nearby Kirk Yard in Gary IN, with trucks accessing the terminal from Interstate 90. The new transload facility is larger than the one it replaces and features more than 20,000 sqm of indoor storage, as well as outdoor space. CN is completing a USD 141 million rehabilitation and facilities addition project at Kirk Yard. (ben)