Union Pacific Distribution Services' Odessa Railport Delivers Rail Shipping Economies to Texas Energy Industry

Serves steel, pipe, sand and other oil field business

Omaha, Neb., October 24, 2013

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 region's 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 product with the highest quality of service at the lowest possible cost.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

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