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BNSF Logistics, LLC, a global multi-modal transportation and logistics service provider, announced the acquisition of the wind energy related assets and contracts of Vectora Transportation, a Chicago based third-party logistics provider specializing in bulk commodities and dimensional cargo transport solutions.
“Vectora’s tower fixture technology and market position in the wind energy arena are the perfect complement to BNSF Logistics’ existing service portfolio supporting wind energy logistics activity,” said Ray Greer, BNSFL’s President. “Combining these capabilities with our new Blade Runner ocean & rail transport solutions will enable BNSF Logistics to provide turnkey solutions virtually anywhere in the world, with the goal of driving down the onerous logistics expenses that challenge the wind energy industry.”
Vectora Transportation has been performing ground breaking work in the wind logistics industry with their exclusive adjustable saddles that accommodate multiple tower sizes. As blade lengths and tower sizes continue to grow, Vectora’s innovative solutions for tower movement coupled with BNSF Logistics’ new Blade Runner service offering, showcasing fixtureless blade transportation, will offer a comprehensive logistics solution to accommodate larger components for the Wind Energy sector.
Blade Runner, which will have a formal launch in May at the 2015 AWEA WindPower show, is a new technology and service offering from BNSF Logistics. Blade Runner offers fixtureless blade transportation via rail and ocean thus reducing wind logistics costs, accommodating the new generation of longer blades via cost effective rail & ocean transport and making the moves easier to manage.