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Norfolk Southern opens bulk terminal in South Carolina

Keywords: Tags  Norfolk Soutern Corp., bulk transfer terminal, Columbia, South Carolina, rail transport, bulk commodities, liquid commodities, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Norfolk Southern Corp. has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) terminal in Columbia, S.C.

The railroad’s 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 independent contractors.

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 states.

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