Norfolk Southern to Purchase Chicago Transload and Warehouse Facility

Norfolk Southern Corporation announced Tuesday the purchase of the Great Lakes Reload (GLR) property, a direct rail and truck-served transload and warehouse facility located in Chicago. The purchase advances Norfolk Southern’s strategy to convert flexible freight to rail, and in acquiring this space, the rail company and GLR operators will provide joint customers with better access to new markets and better connectivity within existing markets.

Transload facilities offer customized solutions tailored to the requirements of different types of cargo. The GLR has the infrastructure and capabilities to safely store and transload all commodity types, including steel, cement, lumber, and more.

The 60-acre GLR site has an outdoor rail capacity of 175 cars, a climate-controlled 386,000 square foot warehouse with 13 overhead cranes, 18 indoor rail spots, and indoor box car docks. GLR will continue to operate the facility and support operations for Norfolk Southern.

Interior view of the Great Lakes Reload facility.

-via Press Release


This article was posted on: April 2, 2024