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Norfolk Southern opens new transload terminal in Virginia

Norfolk Southern has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) terminal in Chesapeake VA that will handle liquid and dry bulk products.

Less than three miles from downtown Norfolk VA, with convenient access to Interstates I-264 and I-464 at 1305 Atlantic Blvd, the Chesapeake TBT also enjoys close proximity to rail-serving yards on Norfolk Southern's high-density main line. The terminal can handle dry and liquid bulk food-grade commodities such as flour, sugar, grains, and plastic pellets, as well as aggregates, sand, and cement.

It is on 40 acres with seven acres of laydown area. The facility has enough expansion capability to handle lumber, dimensional products and accommodate container stuffing. The facility features 104 car spots, a certified truck scale, and is fully paved, fenced, and lighted. The Chesapeake TBT is strategically positioned to handle Hampton Roads-served markets as well as markets overseas with its close proximity to nearby container terminals.

Norfolk Southern has a network of 32 TBT facilities in 17 states. The new Chesapeake terminal is operated under license by RSI Leasing Inc.

Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) terminals are specialized facilities that allow customers to transfer a large array of commodities between rail cars and trucks. TBT terminals are owned by Norfolk Southern and operated by independent contractors that are industry experts in facilitating safe and efficient bulk transfer and distribution. The facilities allow customers without rail sidings to receive the benefits of rail economics and service quality.

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