Published in Progressive Railroad.

OmniTRAX Logistics Services LLC (OLS) will expand its service territory this year and has launched a new website to assist customers with their shipping needs, the company announced yesterday.

OLS plans to expand its operating locations in 2016 to the Chicago region, California’s Central Valley and the Southeast United States. Each new location will be served by an OmniTRAX Inc.-affiliated railroad, company officials said in a press release.

OLS currently operates transload and terminal facilities on OmniTRAX-affiliated railroads in Windsor, Colo.; Sand Springs, Okla.; Brownsville, Texas; and Peru, Ill. OLS operates a transload facility in Buffalo, N.Y., on the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad.

“We’re seeing strong demand for turn-key transloading and logistics services across the network of OmniTRAX–affiliated railroads,” said Tim Eklund, who serves as vice president-transload and logistics at OmniTRAX and president of OLS.

Eklund added that while the company is focusing on key regions for expansion, “we will look to establish a transload terminal facility wherever we can help our customers grow.”

The new “My Shipping Made Easy” website includes a listing of locations, serving information, and a catalog of products handled, which include dry and liquid bulk, metal products, consumer products, building products and project cargo.