VRS Connect

VRS Connect

You can ship by rail even if you do not own a track or private rail siding

Vermont Rail System offers industries throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada a complete selection of transloading, warehousing, and distribution options from a multimodal network of logistics partners. With VRS-Connect, shippers are able to enjoy the cost advantages of long-distance rail coupled with the speed and reliability of over-the-road distribution. Local warehouse and storage-in-transit facilities also provide the security of knowing that your product is close-at-hand and able to be accessed at any time. Located at strategic points throughout our system, certified VRS-Connect members will work to keep your supply chain fluid. Commodities that can be handled expertly and efficiently include food-grade, plastics, lumber, steel, agricultural products, chemicals, and general merchandise.

VRS Connect Network Members

Seaway Bulk Services

Seaway Bulk Services offers complete bulk handling and distribution through its facility located within the Port of Ogdensburg, New York. Seaway Bulk Services’ competitive rail rates and 24/7 self-service access is the ideal solution for customers who need to move high volume shipments in Northern New York, Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, and beyond. The facility is situated halfway between Montreal and Syracuse, a major Class 1 rail carrier, the International Bridge, and 5 U.S. and Canadian highways. 

Features:

  • 92 railcar spots/storage-in-transit spots
  • Secure, fenced facility that is fully paved and lighted
  • On-site logistics, distribution, and truck dispatching services
  • Certified Haz-Mat handling
  • High temperature steaming and high pressure air
  • Ability to handle a wide rage of materials including plastics, resins, petroleum products, adhesives, chemicals, feed & grain, fertilizers, and minerals

Rail Access:

Daily rail service provided by New York & Ogdensburg Railway. Destination: Ogdensburg, NY; Routing: CSXT-NORWD-NYOG

Contacts: 

Seaway Bulk Services Operations Manager: 315-393-4119

Seaway Bulk Services Sales: 802-658-2550

Email: seaway@vrs.us.com

Riverside Reload Center

Shippers not located on a rail line benefit from the cost advantages of the Riverside Reload Center, a facility providing complete transloading and warehousing services for all of New England, Eastern New York, and Canada. The Riverside Reload Center is located off US Route 5 in Bellows Falls, VT, only one mile from I-91. Rail service is provided 6 days/week, with two switches each day. The Riverside Reload Center can accommodate almost any bulk commodity and raw material need including forest products, metals, and building materials. 

Features:

  • 40 acres of outdoor storage, 34,000 s/f of indoor storage
  • Dock and ground level transloading capability
  • Bulk propane transfer and distribution facility
  • 17 rail car unloading/loading spots
  • 40 storage spots
  • Stenciling, banding, and wrapping
  • 40,000 lb. lift truck capacity

Rail Access:

Rail service provided by the Green Mountain Railroad subdivision of the Vermont Rail System

Destination: Bellows Falls, VT. Connections include Canadian Pacific (CPRS-RUTLA-GMRC), New England Central (NECR-BFALS-GMRC), and Pan Am Railways (PAS-BFALS-GMRC)

Contact:

(802) 463-2030

 

Shelburne Transload Facility

Shelburne Transload Facility offers complete bulk handling and distribution through our modern facility located in Shelburne, Vermont, right below Burlington. Shelburne Transload Facility has competitive rail rates, easy access, and is the ideal solution for customers who need to move high volume and specialty bulk shipments throughout northern and central Vermont. The facility is located directly on Vermont Route 7, allowing quick trucking times to all surrounding communities.

Features:

  • Over 40 rail to truck transload spots
  • Secure, fenced facility that is paved and lighted
  • On-site truck scale
  • Outdoor and indoor storage
  • Ability to handle a wide rage of materials including salt, plastics, structural steel and building products, stone and aggregates, and a wide range of bulk commodities.

Rail Access:

Daily rail service provided by Vermont Railway. Destination: Shelburne, VT; Connections include: Canadian Pacific (CPRS-RUTLA-VTR), New England Central (NECR-BURLN-VTR), and Pan Am Railways/Norfolk Southern (PAS-HOSJN-VTR)

Contacts: 

vrscustomerservice@vrs.us.com

VRS Connect Affiliate Members

Barrett Trucking

Barrett Trucking provides specialized hauling services for oversized loads utilizing a fleet of 35 to 55-ton lowboy trailers. Barrett also handles bulk commodity transloading utilizing dump and lowboy trailers.

 

Station: Burlington, VT (VTR)

Area served: Northeast US, Canada

Website: www.barretttruckingco.com

Contact: Joe Barrett, (802) 863-1311

E-mail: joe@barretttruckingco.com

SLC Transfer

SLC Transfer provides enclosed dry bulk truck to rail transloading and for a wide range of products including limestone and other minerals from its Burlington, Vermont facility.  The strategically-located transload features daily rail service.

Station: Burlington, VT (VTR)

Area Served: Northern New England, Vermont

Contact: Trampas Demers, (802) 878-5701

E-mail: demerst@me.com

 

 

K&S Services

K&S Services provides rail to truck dry bulk transfer, transloading, storage, and local trucking services from its facilities in Norfolk and Norwood, New York. K&S can handle feed, aggregates, grain, road salt, and other bulk commodities.

Station: Norfolk, NY; Norwood, NY (NYOG)

Area served: Northern New York

Contact: Mike Knowlton, (315) 323-4763

E-mail: k93125@twcny.rr.com

CTI Bulk

CTI Bulk provides dry bulk transloading and trucking from its Orleans and Lyndonville, Vermont, terminals. They handle chemicals, fertilizers, petroleum, and food-grade products. CTI’s facilities feature easy access to I-91 and Route 5 and five-day/week rail service.

Station: Orleans, VT; Lyndonville, VT (VTR)

Area served: New England, E.Canada

Website: www.couturetrucking.com

Contact: Dwayne Couture, (802) 744-6848

E-mail: dwayne@couturetrucking.com

Port of Ogdensburg

For customers moving high volume shipments, the New York & Ogdensburg Railway offers on-dock rail, freight handling, and storage-in-transit through the Port of Ogdensburg, NY. The Port is a designated free trade zone located on the St. Lawrence Seaway in Upstate New York.

Station: Ogdensburg, NY. (NYOG)

Area served: St. Lawrence Seaway, N. New York, E. Ontario, W. Quebec

Website: www.ogdensport.com

Contact: John Rishe, (315) 393-4080 x244

E-mail: jrishe@ogdensport.com

Walloomsac Warehouse & Transloading Center

Walloomsac Warehouse, Recycling, and Transloading Center, in the Capital Region of New York State, provides merchandise cross-docking, warehousing, and trucking. Highway access to the greater Albany, NY (39 miles); Western MA (45 miles), and Southern VT (10 miles). Highway access includes major roadways: NY Routes 22, 7, and 67, VT Route 7 and 9, and MA Route 2, 7, and 8. The facility includes over 80,000 s/f of indoor storage, a truck scale, and buildable industrial zoned acreage. Specialized material handling capabilities include payloaders, bulldozers, forklifts, car crushing, cranes, and shearing/cutting.

Station: White Creek, NY (VTR)

Contacts:      

Bob Brownell, Walloomsac Group (518) 686-1486, bobbybrownell@hotmail.com

Jesse Richards, VRS, (802) 881-2094, jesserichards@vrs.us.com

Beeline Logistics

Beeline Logistics and Trucking, 267 Battery St., Burlington, VT 05401 offers cross-dock, reload, warehousing, and trucking services. The terminal features accessibility for boxcars with rail service 7 days a week. Indoor warehousing of 8,000 square feet. Easy access to I-89, VT Rte 7, and VT Rte 2.

Station: Burlington, VT (VTR)

Contact: Todd Sample Todd@beelineloistics.com

Greg Sample Greg@beelinelogistics.com

Mobilex, LLC.

Mobilex, LLC, offers cross-dock, reload, warehousing, and local trucking services from White River Junction, VT. The terminal features accessibility for boxcars, flatbeds, center beams, gons, and covered hoppers on 5 day/week rail service. Indoor warehousing of 10,000 square feet with lease or build to suit capabilities on 5+ acres of outdoor storage. Easy access to I-91/I-89, their service territory includes Western NY, VT, NH, ME,  MA, CT, and RI; a consuming population base of 16 million people. 9 Harrison Road, White River Junction, VT 05001.

Station: White River Jct., VT. (VTR) 

Area Served: VT, NY, NH, ME, MA, CT & RI

Web info: http://www.vrs.us.com/vrs_connect/vrs_conn_Mobilex.html

Contact: Brian Kenyon, mobilexdispatch@mail.com

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