Genesee & Wyoming recently opened a Choice Terminal bulk transfer facility on its San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR) subsidiary in Millux CA.
Operated by G&W railroads, Choice Terminals transfer bulk materials, including agricultural, industrial and petroleum products, between railcars and trucks, providing customers that are not located directly on a railroad with the opportunity to reduce transportation costs by using rail.
The company said customers can receive inbound, bulk raw materials via rail at the terminal, hold them on-site and have them delivered via truck on a just-in-time basis. Likewise, outbound bulk products can be transported to the terminal via truck for loading onto railcars to their final destinations.
“We look forward to providing safe and efficient service to businesses in the San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles Basin and Inland Empire that are looking to more efficiently manage inventory and lower transportation costs by eliminating the need for long-haul trucks,” said Brad Ovitt, SJVR president.
The new SJVR Choice Terminal is located roughly 20 miles southwest of Bakersfield and close to Interstate 5. Initially serving clay customers, the facility accommodates 20 railcars and features an on-site truck scale for weighing as well as flexible operating hours.
The 371-mile SJVR provides customers with access to the North American rail network via multiple interchanges with Class I railroads BNSF and Union Pacific.