Terminal Operations & Rail Transload
Rail Transload terminals can be a vital link in your supply chain by allowing you to reach locations that are not directly rail served.
A premier material handler, RSI operates 20 facilities that manage products ranging from bulk food to hazardous chemicals — efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively. The commitment to anticipating and meeting the requirements of our customers has made us a leader in the industry for 28 years. Our terminals are staffed by professionals who take pride in “doing it right the first time, every time.”
Rail transportation is usually the most efficient and safest mode for moving large quantities of bulk commodities long distances. However, not all shippers and receivers have direct rail service. The solution — truck to rail transloading. This gives shippers and receivers access to rail transportation for long haul movements combined with local truck delivery.
RSI operates 18 rail transload terminals that handle a variety of commodities including dry, liquid, hazardous, and food grade. While the transload services provided by RSI can be tailored to your needs, here is a summary of our standard transload services.
A link to a map of all of our facilities is below, along a with a list of all of our terminals with links to specific information for each facility.
Achieve the Efficiency of Rail with the Flexibility of Trucking
RSI Logistics has been operating rail transload terminals for over 30 years. We created this guide to help you understand transloading options and considerations for choosing a terminal.
RSI operates 4 warehouses providing inside storage, cross docking, and inventory management services. Most of the warehouses have both truck and rail access. Warehouses are located in:
- Buffalo, NY
- Somerset, KY
- Georgetown, SC
- North Charleston, SC
A link to a map of our locations is below, along a with a list of our warehouses with links to specific information for each facility.
RSI operates a marine terminal at Georgetown, South Carolina.The port is located just north of the city of Charleston. In addition to ship loading/unloading, the facility provides rail and truck transloading, warehousing, outdoor storage, and direct rail service. Georgetown handles both bulk commodities and container services.
RSI is an independent operator of bulk rail facilities for railroads and private companies. We partner with Class I and regional lines to deliver supply chain solutions that provide efficiencies and savings to our customers. RSI has 28 years of experience handling a broad range of bulk commodities including hazardous, non-hazardous, and food grade. RSI also assists with the design and implementation of new terminals, particularly those requiring fast startup and relatively low capital expenditure. By combining our Operations and Rail Logistics Services, we can provide a turnkey end-to-end rail transportation solution.
- October 2016 RSI begins operations of lumber reload in DuBois, PA.
- July 2016 RSI begins operations of lumber reload in Buffalo, NY
- Norfolk Southern’s Tracks, Trucks & Transfers – Spring 2016
- June 2016 RSI begins operations of NS TBT Transload and Warehouse in East Point, GA.
- Norfolk Southern’s Tracks, Trucks & Transfers – 2015
- Norfolk Southern transfer terminal opens in Columbia, S.C., to serve shippers of dry and liquid bulk commodities (NS Website).
- Knoxville bulk transfer terminal extends reach of Norfolk Southern’s rail network for shippers of aggregates and bulk commodities. (NS Website)
- Energy & Mining Magazine (Magazine Link)