Rail Transload – Columbia, South Carolina

Norfolk Southern Thoroughbred Bulk Terminal (TBT)

The Norfolk Southern Thoroughbred Bulk Terminal in Columbia, SC is located in the southwest part of the city off Old Dunbar Road. The terminal connects multiple major cities and commercial centers in the state and across the south. Located in the heart of South Carolina and connecting to Greenville, Augusta, Charlotte, Charleston and Mount Pleasant, transloading makes it possible to transport many types of goods in a convenient and cost-effective manner. Transloading options in the area make it possible to reach your customers sooner and potentially take advantage of alternative rail routes.

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Rail Transloading in South Carolina

The rail transloading terminal in Columbia, SC allows shippers to transfer and move goods in flexible ways. This terminal is ideal for plastics, dry bulk, and liquid bulk as well as chemicals, both liquid and dry. Whether you are transporting these goods to or from business partners in the area, or moving goods further along to other regions, this terminal may be critical along your route. With access to additional Class 1 railroads, as well as smaller, Class II railroads in the South area, you may be able to plan alternative routes and negotiate lower rail rates. To learn more about this facility or alternative rail routes, contact us.

Alternative Rail and Truck Routes in the South

If you’ve struggled with rising rail rates and rising gas prices, you may be exploring ways to reduce costs. Transload facilities can widen your logistics map and allow you to access new routes and new modes. If you’ve recently started business or made new connections with Southeast business partners, the Norfolk Southern Thoroughbred Terminal in Columbia, SC can help you reach them. Nearby interchange points allow you to move goods throughout the Southeast and beyond via rail, while the network of highways allow you to easily move goods between cities and other transload facilities.

Move Commodities with Security and Ease

The Norfolk Southern Thoroughbred Terminal in Columbia, SC is fenced, paved and lighted to maintain security. The staff at the terminal are trained to handle many different types of goods and equipment to ensure that all commodities move safely between rail cars and trucks. This gives shippers peace of mind when moving through the terminal, and helps to keep schedules on-track. Whether you are moving goods to major nearby cities of Augusta, Charleston, Greenville, or Charlotte, or you’re looking for longer-distance routes to Northeast, Midwest, Southwest or West Coast, this site in Columbia, SC, can help you move goods with security and ease.

If you’d like to learn more about this terminal in Columbia, SC, or any other terminal, we can help. Our logistics experts can help you explore additional rail or trucking routes, find critical transload facilities, and negotiate better rates. Contact us to learn more about logistics tools and facilities.

Commodities Handled:

Chemicals: Liquid and Dry, plastics, dry bulk, liquid bulk

Handling Equipment:

Air Compressor, Blowers, Truck Scale, Pumps, Conveyors

Safety and Security:

Lighted, Paved, and Fenced. Liquid Containment.

Operating Hours:

7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday

Try the Transloading Map

Finding the fastest and most cost-effective route for your goods can be a challenge. It can be difficult to know if alternative routes exist, or how to access them. Consolidation among rail carriers has decreased competition and contributed to rising rail rates, often putting shippers in difficult positions. We made the transloading map to help you identify alternative routes, and see where transloading may help you avoid captive lanes. Use the transloading map to get more information on transload terminals, rail and trucking routes, and the logistics data you need to plan for the future.

Take a look at the transload map today. Pinpoint key terminals and view important information about each one. For more information about this tool and other logistics tools and facilities, contact us. Our experts will help you gather essential data and find strategies to lower rates and speed up logistics operations.