Rail terminal, transload facility opens in North Carolina

June 14, 2017 By    
Atlantic and Western Railway (ATW), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., opens Choice Terminal as a bulk transload facility in Sanford, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of ATW

Atlantic and Western Railway (ATW), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., opens Choice Terminal in Sanford, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of ATW

The Atlantic and Western Railway (ATW), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., opened its Choice Terminal bulk transload facility in Sanford, North Carolina.

The terminal transfers bulk materials such as propane between railcars and trucks. It provides customers not directly located on the railroad with the ability to reduce transportation costs by using rail, according to ATW. Customers can receive inbound, bulk raw materials via rail at the terminal, hold them on site and receive them via truck for loading onto railcars to their final destinations.

“The Sanford terminal provides non-rail-served businesses in the Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas with the ability to not only reduce transportation costs, but also manage their inventory, utilize just-in-time delivery and shrink their carbon footprint by eliminating the use of long-haul trucks,” says Andy Chunko, ATW’s president.

Located on a six-acre site, the terminal features a 20-car rail yard and truck-to-railcar transloading equipment, including a weighing scale. ATW interchanges with Class I railroads like Norfolk Southern and CSX to provide customers with access to the North American rail network, ATW adds.

In addition, the terminal offers flexible hours and open-truck access. The property has security, fencing, lighting and a staffed office, ATW adds.

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Megan Smalley is the associate editor of LP Gas magazine. Contact her at msmalley@northcoastmedia.net or 216-363-7930.

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