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G&W subsidiary opens bulk transfer terminal in North Carolina

The Atlantic and Western Railway has opened a bulk transload facility in Sanford, N.C.
Photo – Genesee & Wyoming Inc.


The Atlantic and Western Railway, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has opened a Choice Terminal bulk transload facility in Sanford, N.C.

Located on a 6-acre site, the terminal features a 20-car rail yard and truck-to-rail-car transloading equipment, according to a G&W press release.

The Atlantic and Western Railway interchanges with Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX.

"The Sanford terminal provides non-rail-served businesses in the Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas with the ability to not only reduce transportation costs, but also manage their inventory, utilize just-in-time delivery and shrink their carbon footprint by eliminating the use of long-haul trucks," said Andy Chunko, president of the Atlantic and Western Railway.

Operated by G&W railroads, Choice Terminals are used to transfer bulk materials between rail cars and trucks. Customers can receive inbound bulk raw materials vial rail at the terminal, hold them at the site and receive them via truck on a just-in-time basis.

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