An Export Solution for DDGS, Grain and Grain Products
Union Pacific and Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS) have joined together to offer Plant-to-Port — a transportation and transload service delivering Dried Distiller's Grains with Solubles (DDGS), grain and grain products from the Midwest to Southern California. This first-of-its-kind export program will utilize unit train hopper car shipments to a dedicated UPDS transload facility in Yermo, California. From there, double-stack intermodal trains will transport loaded 40-foot marine containers to Union Pacific served on-dock terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach.

Online Plant-to-Port Auction
View and bid on train slots in the online Plant-to-Port Train Slots auction.

Plant-to-Port Process

Plant-to-Port Features

  • Weekly unit trains of grain and grain products
  • Dedicated throughput capacity secured through Union Pacific’s online auction system
  • Unit or sweep trains of grain and grain products from any approved Union Pacific direct or joint-line interchange point
  • Dedicated on-site transloading
  • Multi-carrier marine container storage area on-site at Yermo, California
  • Double-stack intermodal train service from Yermo to the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach
  • Dedicated UPDS staff to manage door-to-door logistics
  • Plant-to-Port Flyer

Contact Us to Get Started

For additional information and pricing, please contact your Union Pacific or UPDS representative or:

  • JJ Sullivan, Union Pacific
    Agricultural Products - Marketing
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  • Eddie Sempek, Union Pacific
    Intermodal - Marketing
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  • David Welch, Union Pacific
    Agricultural Products - Business Development
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  • Ryan Steinbach, UPDS
    UPDS - Logistics
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