US Development Group LLC (USDG), Pasadena TX, has begun to receive and offload ethanol railcar unit trains at its Baltimore MD Transload Terminal, a multi-modal ethanol distribution hub serving the mid-Atlantic region.
Located on 18 acres in a heavy industrial area, the Baltimore terminal receives inbound rail and ship/barge shipments and has outbound truck and pipeline capabilities.
Rail service is provided by CSX Transportation, and the terminal features a 100 railcar unit train capability; a 150-railcar capacity yard; and a fully automated 20-spot railcar offloading facility. The terminal also boasts onsite locomotives and switching for ethanol unit train service with turnaround times of less than 24 hours.
Additionally, the terminal has approximately 12 million gallons of dedicated storage capacity and offers pipeline connectivity for direct ethanol deliveries to CITGO and Motiva, with more connections in development. Onsite ethanol and gasoline blending is available at the fully automated, cardlock-controlled truck rack.