BAINBRIDGE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)(NYSE:GWR) today announced the opening of a Choice Terminal™ bulk transfer facility on its Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc. (GSWR) subsidiary in Bainbridge.
Operated by G&W railroads, Choice Terminals transfer bulk materials – including agricultural products, aggregates, chemicals and lumber – between railcars and trucks, providing customers who are not located directly on a railroad with the opportunity to reduce transportation costs by using rail rather than long-haul trucks.
“Customers in southwest Georgia, southeast Alabama and the nearby Florida Panhandle can receive inbound, bulk raw materials via rail at the Bainbridge terminal, hold them on site, and have them delivered to their facilities via truck on a just-in-time basis,” said Jim Irvin, GSWR president. “Likewise, outbound bulk products can be transported to the terminal via truck for loading onto railcars to their final destinations.”
Rick McCaskill, executive director of the Development Authority of Bainbridge & Decatur County, Georgia, said, “We appreciate the partnership we have with G&W and their railroad, the GSWR, with the new Choice Terminal at Bainbridge. We feel that this transload terminal will help attract new industry to this area and increase the transportation options of current businesses that do not have direct access to rail today.”
GSWR’s Choice Terminal is located on a 15-acre site with two tracks accommodating 19 total railcars and offers open-truck access. The 270-mile GSWR provides customers with access to the North American rail network via interchanges with Class I railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern.
G&W owns or leases 120 freight railroads organized in eight locally managed operating regions with 8,000 employees serving 3,000 customers.
- G&W’s six North American regions serve 41 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces and include 114 short line and regional freight railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles.
- G&W’s Australia Region serves New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia and operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line. The Australia Region is 51.1% owned by G&W and 48.9% owned by a consortium of funds and clients managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
- G&W’s UK/Europe Region includes the U.K.’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator and second-largest freight rail provider, as well as regional rail services in Continental Europe.
G&W subsidiaries and joint ventures also provide rail service at more than 40 major ports, rail-ferry service between the U.S. Southeast and Mexico, transload services, contract coal loading, and industrial railcar switching and repair.
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