Railroad System to bring oil to Southeast Texas
September 22nd, 2015 by admin
Port Arthur, Texas, April 3, 2012– GT Logistics, LLC (GTL) announced that the first unit train will arrive today at the Port Arthur, TX GT OmniPort. The arrival of this train indicates that the rail terminal is now open for business.
The GT OmniPort is a multi-modal terminal for crude oil and other products transported via rail, ship, barge and truck. The $95 million, 1,100 acre facility neighbors refineries with over one million barrels per day of capacity, multiple chemical and processing plants and is located less than one mile from over four million barrels of petroleum product storage capacity and pipelines currently serving the region.
The rail terminal, served by Union Pacific, will be able to receive unit train traffic, with 300 acres of rail car storage on site capable, upon completion, of storing, switching and transloading over 1,000 rail cars. The rail terminal site also features a multi-barge receiving dock on Taylor’s Bayou; convenient access to Highway 73 and Interstate 10; and connectivity to the extensive network of pipelines serving the region.
Timothy DeSpain, GTL principal and President, said, “This is just the first of many important steps in the process of opening the GT OmniPort for business. The rail line is key to our success and Union Pacific is a fantastic partner. We look forward to surpassing all expectations for success in the future.”
GTL also owns and operates a 20-acre deepwater dock and receiving facility on the Sabine Neches Navigation District Channel with over 900 feet of steel bulkhead improvements and 1,700 feet of waterfront access to the 42-foot-deep Channel. The deepwater dock is 2.2 miles from the new industrial rail park and terminal and is connected by a key Union Pacific rail line and highway. Pipeline connectivity between the sites is being designed. Together, the two sites will be known as the GT OmniPort and will be the first multi-user facility of its kind in the Golden Triangle region.
Once complete the industrial rail park and related tenant improvements are expected to create 1,000 jobs and $100 million in new capital investment over the next 10 years. The GT rail facility alone will generate up to 50 of those jobs.
About GT Logistics LLC
GT Logistics LLC is the designer, developer and operator of the GT OmniPort in Port Arthur, Texas, a multi-modal industrial park and liquids terminal offering rail, barge, truck, pipeline and deepwater ship transloading services to tenants and owners of facilities at its 1,100 acre rail and barge terminal and its 20 acre deepwater dock. For more information, please visit www.gtOmniPort.com.