New 3PL partners bring you more of what you need, exactly where you need it.
This past winter saw the addition of several new services and logistics partners to our operations in Pennsylvania, and we are looking forward to a summer of extensive growth because of it. Most importantly Franklin Logistics, one of the region's premier providers of warehousing, cross docking, and transloading services has opened a new rail-served facility within the Cumberland Valley Business Park. Franklin Logistics will bring a whole new level of service to shippers looking to expand operations in the Northeast. The pipe transloading and storage operations have also grown to encompass up to 70 acres of available space. With our partners T.G. Mercer and PE BEN USA we can now efficiently handle all of the materials needed for pipeline jobs. Salt and grain transloading have both experienced additional carload growth as well.
Our operations in Raritan Center haven't been idle either, with continued growth in plastics and food grade/perishable transloading and warehousing at multiple locations within the business center. This summer we will be starting a new marketing effort to increase boxcar-based cross dock traffic using the exceptional 3PL partners available at Raritan Center.
As always, please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about our services and how they may benefit your operations. I thank you all for your continued business.
Two Locations That Will Keep Your Pipeline Projects Flowing Smoothly
The Cumberland Valley Business Park in Chambersburg, PA, and Raritan Center Business Park in Edison, NJ, continue to be the prime destinations for companies who need large, easily accessible transload terminals and storage areas for pipe and other structural components destined for energy projects in the Northeast. Their strategic locations on major interstates and Class 1 rail lines will help you marshal enough materials to get you from "shale to city".
Chambersburg has the capacity for large volume shipments - including unit pipe trains. Its pipe handling capabilities are anchored by a 20 to 70-acre lay-down and storage site utilized by two of the leaders in the pipeline industry. The primary operator at the facility is T.G. Mercer, a company who has been handling pipe since 1910. T.G. Mercer is an expert in pipe unloading, pipe handling, and pipeline logistics for the oil and gas pipeline projects. It has a range of heavy transload equipment on-site, extensive trucking resources, and are able to facilitate a full range of pipe hauling and stringing needs. It is also equipped to serve full-service transportation consultants, with proven expertise in handling rail logistics.
The location is also utilized by PE BEN USA, another company with extensive experience in pipeline services. PE BEN USA provides comprehensive railcar logistics, offloading, stockpiling, and heavy haul. Its procedures ensure that your materials will have a smooth logistical flow through each step of the process - from roadway to railway.
Our Raritan Center facility in Edison not only can handle train-to-truck transloading, it also has strategic train-to-barge capabilities at Port Raritan on the park's waterfront. The multi-modal port features 1,200 ft. of rail siding, 2,000 ft. of wharf, and 400,000 sq. ft. of lay-down and fabrication space. Port Raritan can handle shipments that are too large to move over the road, and can reach the entire eastern seaboard from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.
At both locations our extensive yard and siding capacity allows us to handle single loads up to the largest unit trains with ease. We also have expansive areas designated for transloading where cranes, excavators, or forklifts can efficiently pick the materials off railcars and place them onto waiting trucks or directly into the laydown area. Pennsylvania & Southern and Raritan Central crews are available 24/7 to help expedite the transloading process. Contact us today to see how we can keep your project flowing smoothly.