Rail Transload – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Elk Railroad

The transload terminal in Grand Rapids, MI, makes it easy for shippers, manufacturers, and distributors to transfer goods throughout Michigan, and access alternative routes through the Midwest and north to Canada. Transloading facilities make it possible to avoid captive lanes and reduce shipping costs by utilizing trucking over shorter distances. This facility not only serves numerous businesses in Grand Rapids and Wyoming, MI, but also helps shippers in Lansing, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo and more.


RSI Leasing, Inc.
1460 SW Hynes Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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Terminal Manager

Matt Frey, Director of Terminal Operations
(843) 408-6877

Convenient Transloading Facilities in Grand Rapids, MI

The transloading facilities in Grand Rapids, MI allow shippers to access alternative routes through the Midwest. This terminal is located on the Grand Elk Railroad, which continues through Otsego, Kalamazoo, White Pigeon and Elkhart, IN. Numerous other railroads intersect along this line, including major railways like Canadian National and CSX, and several smaller rail lines. Access to these railroads can help shippers and manufacturers map alternative routes to and from major shipping centers, including Detroit, Toledo, and Chicago.

Rail Shipping Across Michigan

The Grand Elk Railroad extends from Grand Rapids, MI to Elkhart, IN, with numerous cities and interchanges in between. Interchanges in Elkhart, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and White Pigeon provide access to many other rail lines, including Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, CSXT, Grand Rapids Easten Railroad, Marquette Railroad, and Michigan Southern. These interchange points allow logistics professionals to move goods to nearly any area. If you are struggling with captive lanes and rising costs across your rail shipping operations, the Grand Rapids transloading terminal may provide alternative routes.

Commodities Shipped at the Grand Rapids Transloading Terminal

The transloading terminal in Grand Rapids, MI specializes in shipping lumber products and plastics. The facility utilizes an air compressor, blower, truck scale, pumps and conveyors to quickly and effectively move products to and from trucks and rail cars. To learn more about the services available and commodities served at the transloading terminal in Grand Rapids, MI, contact the terminal manager, Don Vogel, at (616) 514-1718. To learn more about using this terminal to access alternative shipping routes or to get assistance in mapping your route, contact the shipping experts at RSI.

Commodities Handled:

Dry Bulk, Liquid Bulk, Petroleum, Plastics

Handling Equipment:

Air Compressor, Blowers, Truck Scale, Pumps, Conveyors

Operating Hours:

7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday


Lumber products, Plastics

Try the Transloading Map

We created the transloading map to help logistics and supply chain professionals map alternative rail routes more easily. Use the map to see transloading terminals near your destinations, and get more information on each terminal. You’ll be able to see commodities served at each location, connecting lines and interchange points, equipment available, services provided, and more. If you’ve struggled with rising rail rates or other logistics obstacles, the transloading map is a great place to start exploring other options. Use the transloading map to see details on transloading terminals across Michigan and through the Midwest, Southeast, South, and every region. To talk with a rail transloading expert about rail rates and transloading options, contact us.