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Rail Development - Logistics Parks

With volatile fuel costs and more stringent emissions standards, cutting all the extra miles you can from your supply chain is crucial. By locating at a BNSF logistics park, you realize significant cost savings and help to protect our environment.

Closer is Better

With volatile fuel costs and more stringent emissions standards, cutting all the extra miles you can from your supply chain is crucial. By locating at a BNSF logistics park, you realize significant cost savings and help to protect our environment.

BNSF Railway's logistics parks and intermodal facilities are strategically located so you can easily serve major markets across the country via our vast intermodal network. To see more, view BNSF's Intermodal Map.

Distribution Center Locations

Let's say you're considering two locations for a
distribution center.

  • Site A is at a BNSF logistics park.
  • Site B is 20 miles away.

With 5,000 annual inbound intermodal shipments:

  • You save $90 in drayage costs per unit at Site A.
  • You save $450,000 on your inbound shipments to your distribution center at Site A.
  • This equals $0.90 per sq. ft. for a 500,000 sq.ft. facility.

Strategic Locations

BNSF Railway's logistics parks and intermodal facilities are strategically located so you can easily serve major markets across the country via our vast intermodal network.

Foreign Trade Zone Benefits

To accommodate international shippers, some BNSF logistics parks are foreign trade zones, which are specifically designated areas considered to be outside the customs territory of the U.S.

The benefits of a foreign trade zone may include:

  • Accelerated supply chain
  • Merchandise processing fees reduction
  • Duty savings
  • Reduced inventory tax

With BNSF, locating your distribution center or warehouse at a BNSF logistics park is a simple process that involves coordinated efforts from you and the BNSF Economic Development team. Throughout the entire process, you can count on us to guide you through step by step.

  • Phase I - Gather information
  • Phase II - Review local developer strategies and BNSF's local intermodal network
  • Phase III - Analyze drayage and trucking data to calculate transportation savings
  • Phase IV - Coordinate introduction of the project to local economic development agencies and developers
  • Phase V - Send/receive your first shipments with BNSF

For complete details on locating your distribution center or warehouse at a BNSF logistics park, check out BNSF's distribution center Location Services brochure  .

Locating near Logistics Park Chicago

Foreign-Trade Zone Contact

Company Name Contact
NAI Hiffman Adam Roth
aroth@hiffman.com
Tel: 630-691-0607

Locating near Logistics Park DFW at Alliance

Territories

Because each project is unique, collaboration with your Economic Development regional manager is essential in determining a plan that fits your exact needs. You can count on each of our regional managers to provide you with honest, intelligent and thorough information on which to base your decisions.

Consult the territory map and table below to identify and contact the regional manager in your specific territory.

Territories

 

  Name Contact
Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia Tel: 206-625-6355
California Open Tel: 909-386-4596
Wyoming, Colorado Tel: 817-867-0779
Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah Tel: 623-463-4133
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba Tel: 701-667-7425
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Tel: 913-551-4148
North Texas, Oklahoma Tel: 817-867-6526
South Texas Tel: 817-867-6137
Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky Tel: 312-850-5699
Alabama, Arkansas, Lousiana, Mississppi, Tennessee Tel: 817-867-6375

Unit Train Contacts

Area Name Contact
Wind, Pipe, NGLs and Crude Tel: 913-551-4145
Sand Tel: 913-551-4146
Unit Train Ag North Tel: 817-867-6522
Unit Train Ag South Tel: 817-867-0804
Coal/Aggregate Unit Trains Tel: 817-867-6584

Port Director

Area Name Contact
North Tel: 360-418-6278
South Tel: 323-277-2016

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