Norfolk Southern transfer terminal opens in Columbia, S.C., to serve shippers
of dry and liquid bulk commodities
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 26, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has
opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Columbia.
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 allow customers
without rail sidings to receive the benefits of rail economics and service
Located less than two miles from I-26 and near Columbia Metropolitan Airport
at 1861 Old Dunbar Road, West Columbia, 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.
Norfolk Southern has a network of 31 TBT facilities in 17 states. The new
Columbia terminal is operated under license by RSI Leasing Inc. More
information on Norfolk Southern's transload network is available at Norfolk
Southern Distribution Services.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary
operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of
Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and
provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern
operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major
transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.
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email@example.com); (Media) Robin Chapman, 757-629-2713,
(firstname.lastname@example.org); (Investors) Michael Hostutler, 757-629-2861
(email@example.com); RSI Logistics: Kelley Minnehan, RSI vice
president, 517-908-3647 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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