Reading and Northern (RBMN) is pleased to announce the first cars have been unloaded at its newest rail-truck transload at NorthStar/BlueScope (NSBS), Delta, Ohio. NSBS operates one of the most efficient, lowest cost, hot steel electric arc steel mills in North America. NSBS is in the midst of expanding production at their Delta, Ohio mill and was interested in improving delivery of Anthracite coal from Pennsylvania.
Efforts have capped a multi-year effort to convert shipments of Anthracite from truck to rail. In early 2018, Reading and Northern began working with NSBS to establish a transfer center adjacent to
its’ mill in Delta, Ohio. RBMN supplied unloading equipment, secured dedicated pneumatic trucks and negotiated with one of NSBS’s suppliers to locate a site to unload rail cars and load
trucks. RBMN also purchased additional covered hoppers required to meet the supply needs for the steel mill. RBMN’s ability to bring together trucking and transloading services, make investments in rail
cars and unloading equipment made it easy for NSBS to convert 100% of their Anthracite business from truck direct to rail-truck. With RBMN Customer Service managing shipments and providing all stakeholders with daily pipeline reports, RBMN provides NSBS service levels that are far superior to trucking. The railroad is delighted that the Delta, OH transload center joins the family of
transfer centers in; Virginia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and South Carolina that have helped RBMN shippers of Anthracite reach their customers by rail; reducing logistics costs and improving service to steel mills located throughout the United States.
The RBMN would like to thank partners; Norfolk Southern Railroad, Indiana and Ohio Railway, Ag Trucking and Metal X. Their efforts made this new business possible.
-via Press Release