GT Logistics said this week that it has completed the first phase of rail line construction and is open for storage at its GT OmniPort terminal in Port Arthur, Texas.
The multi-modal industrial park and liquids terminal comprises a 1,100-acre rail and barge terminal and 20-acre deepwater dock, with rail, barge, truck, pipeline, and deepwater ship transloading services for tenants and facility owners. The terminal has direct access to main line rail that is served by the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads. It is able to receive unit train traffic and has a 250-car storage track capacity.
he terminal site’s multiple barge receiving dock is on Taylor’s Bayou on the Sabine Neches Navigation District Channel, with more than 900 ft. of steel bulkhead improvements and 1,700 ft. of waterfront access to the 42-ft. deep channel. The dock has convenient access to state Highway 73 and Interstate 10, with connectivity to the extensive network of pipelines serving the region.
The facility includes direct rail-served industrial sites ready for immediate development. The sites are suitable for various distribution, warehouse, processing plant, and manufacturing uses. It uses automatic equipment identification tag readers for inventory reporting and has everyday access to main line switching.
The second phase of rail storage capacity expansion is currently under way with 300 acres of land dedicated to rail car storage. It will have capacity for storing, switching, and transloading more than 1,000 rail cars.