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Alpenglow Rail and USA Rail Terminals yesterday announced the opening of a rail-car storage, switching and transloading logistics park in Port Arthur, Texas.
Rail cars are arriving at the new terminal, where over 30,000 feet of track has been built as part of the park's first phase, Alpenglow Rail and USA Rail officials said in a press release.
USA Rail is providing an array of rail-car services to many of the major refining and chemical companies located in the Port Arthur area, they said.
Alpenglow Rail, which acquired USA Rail in August, specializes in investing in, operating and growing rail businesses. As part of the acquisition, Alpenglow acquired USA Rail's terminal in Port Arthur, which was under construction at the time. Kansas City Southern serves the 51-acre terminal.
The addition of the Port Arthur rail terminal provides customers access to KCS, Union Pacific Railroad, CSX and CN, Alpenglow Rail officials said.
"Our first phase of construction at Port Arthur was such a huge success that we are announcing that we will roll immediately into our Phase 2 construction, doubling the facility to store more than 1,000 rail cars and constructing a state-of-the-art transloading facility that will be capable of handling many commodities such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, crude oil, asphalt, biodiesel, ethanol and more," said Alpenglow Rail Chief Executive Officer Rich Montgomery.
The acquisition also included USA Rail's terminal in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a 1,000 rail-car storage, switching and transload yard served by UP.