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Norfolk Southern Opens Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer Near Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

02/03/2014
Norfolk Southern railway opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal on 40 acres, three miles from downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer 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 railroad said. “The facilities allow customers without rail sidings to receive the benefits of rail economics and service quality.”

The railroad said the facility is located on 40 acres with seven acres of laydown area. It includes expansion capability to handle lumber, dimensional products and accommodate container stuffing. The facility features 104 car spots, a certified truck scale, and is fully paved, fenced, and lighted. The Chesapeake TBT is strategically positioned to serve Hampton Roads-served markets as well as markets overseas with its close proximity to nearby container terminals.

With convenient access to Interstates I-264 and I-464 at 1305 Atlantic Blvd., the Chesapeake TBT is also in close proximity to rail-serving yards on Norfolk Southern’s high-density main line. The terminal can handle dry and liquid bulk food-grade commodities such as flour, sugar, grains, and plastic pellets, as well as aggregates, sand, and cement.

Norfolk Southern has a network of 32 TBT facilities in 17 states. The new Chesapeake terminal is operated under license by RSI Leasing Inc.

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