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Rail News: Logistics
OmniTRAX, logistics provider open Atlanta transload facility
OmniTRAX Inc. and A&R Logistics, a provider of integrated dry bulk logistics solutions for the chemical and plastic industries, are opening a new transload facility adjacent to the Fulton County Railway (FCR) tracks southwest of downtown Atlanta.
The new terminal initially will enable the contents of 10 rail hopper cars to be simultaneously offloaded to trailers, with expansion expected, OmniTRAX officials said in a press release.
A&R will use the terminal to transfer plastic pellets shipped by rail from resin producers across the country onto specialized pneumatic trailers and then transport the product to extruders throughout Georgia and neighboring states.
Features of the terminal include secure fencing, high intensity lighting and a fully graded compound that also offers storage space for 20 train cars.
“The new Atlanta Waterfront Terminal is a great location for A&R, complete with access to the interstate system and great opportunities for growth. We look forward to working with the A&R team to ensure the facility safely reaches its full potential,” said OmniTRAX Chief Executive Officer Kevin Shuba.
Part of the OmniTRAX network, FCR operates over 25 miles of track within the Fulton County Industrial Park, which is located adjacent to Interstate 20 near downtown Atlanta.
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