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Union Pacific Distribution Services Opens Texas Railport

Union Pacific Distribution Services new Odessa Railport combines expert pipe and bulk transloading operations with direct Union Pacific Railroad service, delivering efficient freight transportation solutions in the Permian Basin.

We are excited to provide door-to-door transportation services that help meet the growing logistics needs of the regions energy sector, said David Giandinoto, assistant vice president and general manager-Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS). We look forward to providing customers the benefits of direct rail access in the Permian Basin as a competitive alternative to long-haul truck shipments. 

Located near Interstate 20 and Texas Highway 338, the Odessa Railport also provides: 
   Inventory system for management of short-term storage needs
   Forward staging of inventory to meet just-in-time supply chain needs
   Laydown and rail space for short-term pipe storage 
   Dedicated rail tracks for pipe and sand unloading
   Customer-constructed storage space availability
   On-property certified truck scale

About Union Pacific Distribution Services:

Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad specializing in the design and execution of rail-based logistics programs. Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., UPDS provides seamless door-to-door transportation products by combining the economies of long-haul rail service with the flexibility of over the road movements. Integrating the rail transportation services of all the major class one railroads, with equipment providers, motor carriers, terminal operators and warehouses, UPDS ensures the safe and reliable just-in-time delivery of products with the highest quality of service at the lowest possible cost. 

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