Tuesday, May 2
12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Bus begins loading at 11:30 a.m.
IANA will be conducting a tour of the BNSF Chicago Corwith Intermodal Facility, J.B. Hunt’s Chicago Maintenance & Repair and Driver Operations Facility, and the REMPREX Remote Operations Center. This tour is free with a Business Meeting registration.
Please note that there is limited seating for the tour. Once the tour is full, registrants will be waitlisted. Government issued personal identification and your Business Meeting badge are required. Sign up when registering online or on the registration form provided.
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BNSF Railway – Chicago (Corwith) Intermodal Facility
Corwith is one of four BNSF Railway facilities in Chicago and when built in 1887 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, it was the world’s largest railway yard. In the 1960s Corwith became an intermodal test-bed and industry laboratory for the new concept of intermodal terminal mechanization. It was at this location in 1963 where Mi-Jack predecessor Drott Crane Company’s RTG Travelift Unit No. 1 was first developed.
Today, BNSF Corwith is the third busiest intermodal terminal on the BNSF Network, handling over 860,000 railcar lifts in 2013. During this site visit, attendees will see and learn how Corwith safely provides premium service at this high production intermodal facility including automated gate operation which improve Driver productivity and efficiency, while providing added facility security, inventory management, and equipment inspection.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. – Chicago Maintenance & Repair and Driver Operations Facility
J.B. Hunt operates North America’s largest fleet of company-owned 53’ domestic containers and one of the largest private drayage fleets. In 1994, the company’s rapid conversion from intermodal trailers to domestic containers and chassis and flourishing partnership with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway led to the development of a new Chicago truck terminal at the Corwith Intermodal Facility.
Today, the Chicago Maintenance & Repair and Driver Operations Facility located adjacent to the BNSF Corwith terminal is one of the largest in the J.B. Hunt network. During this stop on the tour, attendees will learn about J.B. Hunt’s intermodal and fleet M&R, dray operations, safety procedures and driver training.
REMPREX Remote Operations Center (ROC)
REMPREX is a turnkey, end-to-end solutions provider for the intermodal and transportation industries. The company provides engineering, operations, support and business intelligence for automation technology and full terminal operations at more than 50 intermodal terminals and ports across North America. REMPREX deploys and specializes in Automated Gate Systems, Tire Inspection Portals, Rail Inspection Portals, Business Intelligence Platforms and other technology. On this part of the tour, attendees will visit REMPREX’s Remote Operations Center (ROC) and will have the opportunity to see how technology solutions support efficient intermodal terminal operations including the remote operation of AGS technology deployed at BNSF Corwith.
Questions? Contact Shanelle Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org