RSI Logistics will operate the Delray Connecting Railroad Company’s River Rouge, Michigan, transloading site within Transtar’s rail network, and jointly market the location, through a new partnership with Transtar’s operating companies.
The Zug Island bulk terminal is a central shipping location for several commodities in the Detroit, and Toledo, Ohio markets, RSI said. The partners said their collaboration will benefit both organizations’ rail shippers.
“This partnership between RSI Logistics and Transtar brings together two organizations who care deeply about providing quality in rail shipping,” said Kelley Minnehan, vice president of RSI. “We are ready and excited to begin working with Transtar to provide more opportunities for transloading. Transtar is all about providing rail transportation services and satisfying customers, and we foresee a successful journey together.”
RSI and Transtar say benefits will include:
- Access by rail shippers to expanding markets and truck/rail shipping opportunities via Transtar’s Zug Island location.
- Ability to introduce new opportunities through the use of upgraded equipment, personal, and expanding tracks.
- Future opportunities between Transtar and RSI
“Transtar is thrilled to kick off an exciting new phase in our relationship with RSI Logistics, one that drives growth and development,” said J.W. Burwinkel, Transtar’s senior VP and chief commercial officer. “This new relationship with RSI will unlock some unique synergies while providing us more access to expertise and resources to serve the growing needs of our expanding customer base.”