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Rail News: Shippers
Unimin ships longest frac-sand unit train
Unimin Energy Solutions announced yesterday the delivery of the energy industry's longest frac-sand unit train, which recently arrived at the Mission Rail Terminal in the Eagle Ford Shale in Elmendorf, Texas.
Delivered with Union Pacific Railroad and Twin Eagle Sand Logistics LLC, the 140-car train was powered by four diesel engines and measured 6,200 feet, making it the largest single rail delivery of sand used in the fracking process on record, according to Unimin officials.
"Our objective is to help our customers drive cost out of the supply chain," said Rob Ricker, Unimin Energy Solutions' general sales manager for the Southern Region.
In addition to unit train capabilities, Unimin operates 36 frac sand terminals in North America. It has four storage and rail transfer terminals to serve the Eagle Ford Shale.
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