“We’re excited to grow our operations in Pocatello by adding railcar repair capabilities and developing a new multi-commodity transload terminal,” said Jason Ray, President of Savage’s Infrastructure Sector, on Feb. 20. (Savage Photograph)

Savage Expands Idaho Operations

Savage, the Utah-based global infrastructure and supply chain services company, is growing its intermodal rail terminal operations in Pocatello, Idaho, with the acquisition of the nearby Idaho Rail Shop business and property.

Azure expects all FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) work for its renewable-fuel production facility to be complete by the end of 2024, positioning it to reach a Final Investment Decision (FID) in the first half of 2025, which would enable a 2027 in-service date. (Azure Image)
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Azure Planning CN-Served Renewable-Fuel Production Facility

Azure Sustainable Fuels Corp. (Azure) on Jan. 18 reported advancing the development of a Canadian renewable-fuel production facility that will ultimately produce 20,000 barrels per day of predominantly SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel). The facility, to be served by CN, is expected to open in 2027.

Savage has joined Cyclyx 10 to 90® program, which aims to increase plastic recycling rates from 10% to 90%
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Supply Side: Savage, GATX

Savage joins Cyclyx 10 to 90® program to help reduce plastic waste. Also, GATX Corporation (GATX) announces BBB+ Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) from Fitch Ratings, Inc. (Fitch).

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Dec. 8 for the Savage Gulf Rail Facility in San Patricio County, Tex. (Photograph Courtesy of Union Pacific)

UP-Served Savage Gulf Rail Facility Opens

A grand opening was held earlier this month for the Savage Gulf Rail Facility, which supports the plastics manufacturing joint venture of ExxonMobil and SABIC in San Patricio County, Tex.

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People News: Railroad Software, Savage, HDR, WSP

Railroad Software hired a short line railroad veteran as Vice President of Business Development. In addition, a former Mexican Ambassador to the United States joined the Savage Board of Directors; HDR made two executive appointments; and WSP USA named a National Transit and Rail Deputy Market Sector Leader.

Watco’s South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad will serve a new $325 million Barlett soybean crushing facility in Montgomery County, Kans.
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Industrial Development Briefs

Intermodal service provider Tiger Cool Express will develop a logistics center at the former Union Pacific Cold Connect warehouse in Wallula, Wash. In addition, CSX has designated a third Tennessee property as a CSX Select Site; Bartlett, a Savage Company, will build a $325 million soybean crushing facility in Kansas, to be served by Watco; and the U.S. Economic Development Administration is awarding CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants for the construction of a new industrial rail spur in Arkansas and improvements to the Lubbock Rail Port in Texas.

Savage on Sept. 1 celebrated the grand opening of a new terminal at UP’s Pocatello, Idaho, rail yard for transport of containerized hay and other agricultural commodities to Northwest Seaport Alliance ports in Washington state.

Intermodal Briefs: Sasser, Savage/UP

Sasser Family Companies (Sasser) is acquiring Singapore-based global container lessor Falcon Lease Holdings Pte. Ltd. and its group of companies. In addition, Savage has opened Idaho’s first intermodal rail terminal.