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Pocatello rail yard completed

Photo courtesy of Savage.

The Port of Tacoma is pleased to share that the Northwest Seaport Alliance has partnered with Savage and Union Pacific on a new railport in Pocatello that will help to connect Idaho’s agriculture producers and shippers to the international market.

Earlier this month, Port of Tacoma Commissioner Don Meyer joined Idaho Governor Brad Little, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Savage, Union Pacific, agricultural officials and other key stakeholders for a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the Savage Railport facility in Pocatello, Idaho's first intermodal rail terminal.

The new railport will help to alleviate the shortage of transportation options for Idaho farmers, who previously had to move products by truck to Boise or Salt Lake City in order to get to the export market. It also helps to solve the problem of the thousands of empty rail shipping containers that currently go from Chicago to West Coast ports on their way back to Asia. Empty containers can now be filled with regional agricultural commodities from Idaho and transported to the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle for export to the international market.

We look forward to working with everyone and helping to bring a little bit of Idaho, through Tacoma, to the world!