BNSF Railway, a freight railroad network in North America, has broken ground on its new logistics centre, Logistics Center Hudson, near Denver in the US.
The development has been designed to help customers more easily reach Denver and surrounding markets through new rail-served sites.
Similar to other BNSF logistics centres, customers locating at Hudson can save at least nine months of development time and expense.
Located approximately 25 miles north of Denver International Airport and 30 miles northeast of downtown Denver, Logistics Center Hudson offers unrestricted access to a high population growth area where the industrial market continues to strengthen.
Hudson is expected to become an ideal location for anyone seeking a rail-served site, due to low industrial vacancy rates in the Denver area.
Hudson Town manager Guy Patterson said: “The Town of Hudson is thrilled to have entered into a long-term relationship with BNSF.
“This logistics center is not only important to Hudson but it now makes the town an important regional center.
“BNSF has been tremendous to work with and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”
The 430-acre Logistics Center Hudson features 15 sites for customers who wish to ship via individual railcars and a unit train site for customers who ship entire trainloads.
Furthermore, available sites can be customised to meet customers’ needs.
Apart from gaining access to the BNSF network, businesses that locate at Hudson will also be able to have easy access to Interstate 76.
BNSF assistant vice president of economic development Colby Tanner said: “Establishing logistic centers, including the one in Hudson, is the latest way we are working to make sure new, existing and potential customers who want to locate on rail in a densely populated, growing industrial market have the option to do so.
“By purchasing and developing land in advance, we can help our customers save time and money when they are looking to expand or relocate their facility.”
BNSF Logistics Centers offer direct rail service in multi-customer, multi-commodity business parks.
The company invests in the development of the facility to create sites in under-served, strategic, end-user markets and these facilities can service carload, unit train customers, or both.
Image: BNSF Railway breaks ground on Logistics Center Hudson in US. Photo: Courtesy of BNSF Railway Company.