Continuing its expansion, Cold Train has opened an office in Chicago to help coordinate backhauls to its Quincy, Wash., origination terminal.

The downtown Chicago office opening follows the Overland Park, Kan.-based Cold Train Intermodal’s expansions into other regions.

After tripling its Quincy, Wash.-based fleet to 300 modern 53-foot Hyundai refrigerated containers, Cold Chain now serves the East Coast with operations in Florida to Massachusetts and expanded Midwestern operations in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to a news release.

“We’ve had tremendous success moving fresh and frozen food products from Washington State and Oregon to the Midwest and East Coast following the start of our Cold Train Service and opening of our Washington office in 2010,” Steve Lawson, Cold Train’s president, said in the release.

“We’re excited about our new downtown Chicago office and our increased westbound capacity for products originating in the Midwest and East Coast headed back to the Pacific Northwest. This will directly benefit both shippers in the East and receivers in the West as well as consumers in Washington and Oregon.”