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Dana to open Kansas City ISO tank depot

June 24, 2024
Newly leased property adjacent to a Union Pacific location—and close to Dana chemical and plastics transloading facilities—expected to open in mid-July

Dana Companies is growing its tank container network with the addition of a depot in Kansas City, Kansas, adjacent to a Union Pacific site.

The new ISO tank depot is expected to open in mid-July.

“We’re excited about it,” Shawn Hensley, Dana regional operations manager in Kansas City, told Bulk Transporter.

Union Pacific already approved an expansion of its rail line onto the property, which will allow container operators and shippers to combine tank fleets currently scattered across the region at one central location, Hensley added. “We’re going to bring them all into one site and then start going after more,” he said.

The new depot is strategically positioned near a 7-acre tank cleaning and rail-to-truck chemical transloading facility Dana acquired six years ago; and a newly acquired plastics transload yard with 85 rail car spots. The overhauled wash rack, which features new equipment from A-One Chemicals and Equipment, currently features two bays with ISO tank cleaning capabilities but soon will add a third; and Dana also plans to add 100 rail car spots at the plastics transload yard, Hensley shared.

“We’re growing,” Hensley said.

“Union Pacific also is getting ready to open a rail yard in Kansas City, close to us, that’s going to serve ISO containers, so it should be a good deal.”

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Jason McDaniel

Jason McDaniel, based in the Houston TX area, has more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning journalist. He spent 15 writing and editing for daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, and began covering the commercial vehicle industry in 2018. He was named editor of Bulk Transporter and Refrigerated Transporter magazines in July 2020.