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Transloading - Warehousing - Logistics

Tri Pak offers transloading, warehousing and logistics services for Total Transportation Services (TTSI) across six facilities that serve the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle in the Pacific Northwest.

Tri Pak handles the ordinary with expertise, and prides itself in creating solutions for customers that have unique shipping challenges. Specialized equipment and trained personnel can transload almost anything, whether it is bulk, bagged, united, loose, and others. Tri Pak has over 80 rail car spots and can handle transloading for boxcars, flatcars, hopper cars, refrigerated cars, gondolas, tanker cars, and much more.

If you can imagine it, we can do it

Tri Pak's transloading and warehousing facilities specialize in bulk grains, bulk aggregates, refrigerated product, food-grade product, lumber, building material, steel, and various commodities passing through the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle.

We pride ourselves on the ability to take on all materials, especially those that are out of the ordinary. Our specialized equipment and highly trained personnel can transload almost anything. Tri Pak has built a reputation on its ability to handle requests like no other facility in the greater Puget Sound area.

Part of Tri Pak's bulk transloading capabilities allows loading and unloading of bulk hopper cars, tanker cars, bulk trucks, containers, totes, and bags. With three conveyors, bagging lines, portable augers, pumps, vibrators, and dust containment, Tri Pak is outfitted to handle all manner of bulk items.

Tri Pak offers full-service inspection, packaging, labeling, and monitoring. In addition to bulk transloading, we offer a customized fulfillment center, facilitating processing and completion of individual orders with efficiency and care from beginning to end.

Tri Pak facilities service many companies for both short and long-term storage, often as a stop-over plan for temporary storage as well as import and export cargo. Scheduled collections and distribution make long-term services simple and attract many clients looking to take advantage of reliable solutions. Tri Pak's warehouse enables systematic handling and storage of both regular and oversized cargo. Tri Pak has six facilities, totaling approximately 300,000 square feet of inside storage, and 25 acres of outside storage. The facilities are equipped with surveillance cameras and are paved and fenced to ensure full security.

Tri Pak's History

Tri Pak opened its doors in the mid-1980s as the Union Pacific Reload site on Portland Avenue in Tacoma, WA. with five employees. In the late 1990s, Cory and Margaret Sonnen purchased Tri Pak. Uniquely positioned in the heart of the Port of Tacoma, the new owners recognized Tri Pak's excellent potential and expanded the business into the import and export of ocean containers.

The next three years were spent strategically leasing or buying rare, rail-served Port property and investing in three unique proprietary bulk conveyance systems. By 2000, Tri Pak acquired 6 locations and handled virtually any commodity passing through the Port, including bulk commodities, organic food-grade, bagged, aggregate, coils, and liquid products, machinery, and lumber. Tri Pak offered transloading and warehousing facilities for bulk grains, bulk aggregates, lumber, building material, steel and roofing, and many bulk and non-bulk materials. Tri Pak also diversified its ability to be served by all three railroads; Union Pacific Railroad, Burlington Northern Railroad, and TMBL.

Services at the Ports of Tacoma & Seattle

Bulk material handling

Bulk Material Handling

  • Ability to handle liquid bulk
  • Ability to handle multiple types of aggregates in hoppers or gondolas
  • Bulk totes arrive to go into hopper cars
  • Import product transloaded to bulk rail cars
  • Our specialized belt can convey nearly anything from Hopper cars to Export Containers
  • Product can come in bulk and go out in small packages
  • We have the ability to unload hoppers and load export containers
300,000 Square Feet inside storage

Warehousing & Storage

  • 6 facilities to serve you
  • 300,000 Square Feet inside storage
  • 50 acres of outside storage
  • Security Cameras and Port Patrolled
  • Paved and Fenced
Packing & Fulfillment

Order Fulfillment and Packaging

  • Crating, blocking and bracing available
  • It may come in like a mess, but it will go out perfect
  • We can solve your problems
Refrigerated transloading

Refrigerated Transloading

  • Ability to Date Sort Refrigerated product
  • Ample capacity on both the UP and BN rail road to handle inbound refrigerated or boxcars
Door-to-door service

Overweight and Oversize

  • Equipment and Expertise to handle large picks
  • Heavy and Large is not a problem
  • Specialists in rigging and crating
  • Specialized lashing for rack or containers
broker-freight

Trucking and Drayage Solutions

  • Coordination of your cargo is in our hands
  • Drayage to and from Seattle and Tacoma
  • Flatbed for job site deliveries
  • Via truck, container or rail we have you covered

Transloading / CFS Specialists at the Ports of Tacoma & Seattle

Molding
  • Out of gauge equipment specialists
  • Cross-docking pallets, totes, and floor loaded products
  • Equipment loads up to 100,000 pounds
  • Easy transloading of frac sand and other toted products
  • Large capacity forklifts
  • Lashing experts - done right the first time
  • Lumber car loading and unloading
  • Specializing in out of width, out of gage, etc
  • Peas, Bean and Lentils and other bagged products
  • 100,000s of flat cars loaded
Transloading
  • Load and lash flat racks
  • Experienced transloading specialists - We've seen it all!
  • Equipment export specialists
  • High-end export car specialist
  • Specialized bale clamps can handle all types of product
  • Various equipment to handle all types of import products
  • Large capacity for lumber loading
  • Export lumber configuration planning experts