Koch Nitrogen opens NC fertilizer transloading terminal

Koch Nitrogen International, Wichita KS, has begun shipping and storing fertilizer products from a new truck, rail, and barge terminal on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington NC, according to Koch information.

The terminal has 30,000-ton storage capacity with a high-speed truck and rail load-out system designed and manufactured by A J Sackett and Sons Inc, Baltimore MD. The main conveying system, manufactured and installed by Basic Machinery Company Inc, Siler City NC, includes a 60-inch-wide main causeway conveyor belt, with a 2,000 ton-per-hour discharging capability complemented by a 200-foot-long, 2,000 ton-per-hour stacker conveyor. The terminal also features storage domes built by DOMTEC International LLC, Idaho Falls ID. Loading speed from the domes to trucks and railcars is 350 tons per hour, Koch said.

Completed in July, the facility has a 400-foot-long breasting berth dock, a 900-foot dolphin tie-up span, and a 40-foot maximum vessel draft. Vessels are served by a 100-ton Gottwald Model 330 four-rope crane.

Carolina Marine Terminal Inc, owns, manages, and operates the terminal and leases it to Koch.

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