Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) delivered the first railcar of liquid lysine for ADM to the newly opened Seaford Transload Terminal in late December 2019.
DCR built a complete pump, pipe, tank and truck loadout system to allow ADM to ship railcars of liquid feed ingredients from the Midwest directly to their markets on the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. DCR unloads the cars into two new 30,000-gallon tanks, which allows trucks to load at the Seaford Transload Terminal on-demand. The entire liquid transloading and storage system is heat-traced and insulated and was designed by DCR.
These liquid feed ingredients are critical to the poultry industry on the Delmarva Peninsula, and now they are available in quantity at a centralized location, eliminating the unpredictability and risk associated with sourcing this material via long-haul trucks.
DCR provides daily rail service and a direct connection via Norfolk Southern to the broader north American rail network.