September 4, 2023 - TRA Newswire -

Tomorrow, Jaguar Transport Holdings will take over as operator of Dallas Transload Solution (DTL), a 7-acre transload facility southeast of downtown Dallas.

Jaguar entered into an agreement with Loup Logistics to run the operation. Loup is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad.

Adjacent to I-45, the facility connects with the Union Pacific Railroad and is equipped with three transload tracks, trucks scales, covered storage and other outdoor laydown space. 

Dallas Transload provides rail service for customers who want the efficiencies of using rail but lack a physical site located on a railroad. The facility currently serves customers who transload commodities including steel and lumber. 

"Jaguar is thrilled to take over operations of the Dallas Transload.  This is a great opportunity to serve current and future customers in a very strategic location," said Tim Enayati, Sr. Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Development for Jaguar. "We are excited to partner with Loup Logistics and build a team at the facility that will exceed expectations for our customers by providing safe and efficient service."

"Jaguar exhibits a passion for customer-centricity and innovation. Loup Logistics is thrilled to have Jaguar bring that mindset to Dallas," said Kiley Freeman, Loup General Director Transload and Logistics. 

The DTL is the sixth rail park operation for Jaguar, who has partnered with OPTrust, one of Canada's largest pension plans. Other Jaguar facilities include the West Memphis Transload in West Memphis, AR and the Marion Industrial Rail Park in Marion, OH.

While headquartered in Joplin, Missouri, Jaguar is no stranger to Texas railroads. The company operates eight short line railroads, including Lone Star and Eastern Railroad between the east Texas towns of Rusk and Palestine. Lone Star and Eastern is also the operator of the Texas State Railroad, a major tourist attraction. Jaguar also runs Houston Rail Park, a large distribution facility near Loop 610 in Houston.

Jaguar is partnered with OPSEU Pension Plan Trust Fund, which invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and has significant experience investing in the surface transportation and logistics space. 

Photo credit: Loup Logistics / Union Pacific