The Class I railroad Norfolk Southern has opened a new “thoroughbred bulk transfer” terminal in Chesapeake, Va.
TBT terminals are specialized facilities that allow shippers to transfer a large array of commodities between railcars and trucks. These facilities are owned by Norfolk Southern and are operated by independent contractors. The Chesapeake terminal is operated under license by RSI Leasing.
The terminals specifically allow shippers without rail sidings to receive the benefits of direct rail access. The Chesapeake facility can handle dry and liquid bulk food-grade commodities such as flour, sugar, grains and plastic pellets, as well as aggregates, sand and cement. It is located on 40 acres with seven acres of laydown area, with expansion capability to handle lumber, dimensional products and accommodate container stuffing.
In addition to its proximity to the railroad’s Norfolk main line, the TBT facility offers efficient access to Interstates 264 and 464.
Norfolk Southern has a network of 32 TBT facilities in 17 states.