Norfolk Southern opens Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Columbia, South Carolina, to serve shippers of dry, liquid bulk commodities; railroad has 31 TBT facilities in 17 states

COLUMBIA, South Carolina , June 26, 2013 (press release) – Norfolk Southern (NSC) has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Columbia.

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.

Located less than two miles from I-26 and near Columbia Metropolitan Airport at 1861 Old Dunbar Road, West Columbia, the terminal can handle dry and liquid bulk commodities such as flour, sugar, and plastic pellets, as well as aggregates, steel, and lumber. It features five acres of paved lay-down area, a certified truck scale, and is fully fenced and lighted. Markets served by the terminal include the Columbia area as well as points east such as Darlington, Florence, Hartsville, Orangeburg, and Sumter.

Norfolk Southern has a network of 31 TBT facilities in 17 states. The new Columbia terminal is operated under license by RSI Leasing Inc. More information on Norfolk Southern's transload network is available at Norfolk Southern Distribution Services.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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