Southern Corp. has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer
(TBT) terminal in Columbia, S.C.
TBT terminals are specialized facilities that allow customers
to transfer a large range of commodities between rail cars and
trucks. They are owned by Norfolk Southern but operated by
The bulk transfer
facilities allow customers without rail sidings to receive the
benefits of rail economics and service quality, the Norfolk,
Va.-based company said.
The newest Columbia
terminal can handle dry and liquid bulk commodities including
steel, aggregates and lumber. The terminal serves the Columbia
area as well as the South Carolina markets of Darlington,
Florence, Hartsville, Orangeburg, and Sumter.
Norfolk Southern has a network of 31 TBT facilities in 17