Wednesday, June 26, 2013

NS opens Columbia, S.C. transfer terminal

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Norfolk Southern said Wednesday, June 26 it has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Columbia, S.C.

The facility is located less than two miles from I-26 and near Columbia Metropolitan Airport at 1861 Old Dunbar Road, West Columbia.

NS said the terminal can handle dry and liquid bulk commodities such as flour, sugar, and plastic pellets, as well as aggregates, steel, and lumber. It features five acres of paved lay-down area, a certified truck scale, and is fully fenced and lighted. Markets served by the terminal include the Columbia area as well as points east such as Darlington, Florence, Hartsville, Orangeburg, and Sumter, S.C.

Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) terminals are specialized facilities that allow customers to transfer a large array of commodities between rail cars and trucks. TBT terminals are owned by Norfolk Southern and operated by independent contractors that are industry experts in facilitating safe and efficient bulk transfer and distribution.

The facilities are offered allow customers without rail sidings to receive the benefits of rail economics and service quality. NS has a network of 31 TBT facilities in 17 states.