Transload Services

Rail is often the most economical way to ship, but what if your facility isn't rail-served?

Transloading combines the advantages of rail with truck or barge. Combining these methods of transportation offers shippers cost savings, flexibility and the opportunity to expand business and market reach.

When does transloading make sense?

Transloading is a strategic choice for various reasons. It’s essential when shippers or receivers lack on-site rail spurs or necessary facilities for efficient freight management. Additionally, when existing infrastructure like a rail spur lacks capacity, transloading offers a solution. This approach also provides rail optionality for alternative networks and acts as a catalyst for network expansion, opening new markets without established terminals or warehouses.

Transload Services

Rail is often the most economical way to ship, but what if your facility isn't rail-served?

Transloading combines the advantages of rail with truck or barge. Combining these methods of transportation offers shippers cost savings, flexibility and the opportunity to expand business and market reach.

When does transloading make sense?

Transloading is a strategic choice for various reasons. It’s essential when shippers or receivers lack on-site rail spurs or necessary facilities for efficient freight management. Additionally, when existing infrastructure like a rail spur lacks capacity, transloading offers a solution. This approach also provides rail optionality for alternative networks and acts as a catalyst for network expansion, opening new markets without established terminals or warehouses.

What products can be transloaded within the Transtar network?

Transloading accommodates a diverse range of cargo, spanning from bulk materials and liquids to palletized and break-bulk products. This encompasses a wide spectrum of items, including lumber, steel products, renewable fuels, chemicals, industrial minerals, fertilizers, and paper. The versatility of transloading makes it a fitting choice for various commodities and industries.

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Transloading merges rail with truck/barge, providing cost savings, flexibility, and market expansion opportunities

SERVICE LOCATION

The majority of our railroads offer Transloading with multiple Class I railroads for maximum flexibility in reaching any market.

Union Railroad Company

Gary Railway Company

Delray Connecting Railroad Company

Texas & Northern Railway Company

Fairfield Southern Company

The Lake Terminal Railroad Company