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San Antonio's East Kelly Railport hauls in record growthSan Antonio's East Kelly Railport hauls in record growthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=26382014-10-30T14:38:00Z2014-10-30T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - The 350-acre Port San Antonio East Kelly Railport set a new record during fiscal year (FY) 2014 by handling nearly 10,000 railcars.

Logistics service providers at East Kelly Railport processed 9,983 railcars in FY 2014 — an increase over the 9,693 railcars handled in FY 2013.

About two-thirds of the products shipped were sand, pipe and equipment that arrives by train and transferred onto trucks for delivery to well sites throughout the shale-producing region.

The railport has direct access to tracks owned by Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway. East Kelly has the loading and unloading capabilities at Port San Antonio to ship cargo in the energy, retail, construction and manufacturing industries.

The Eagle Ford Shale is a 21-county geological formation that crisscrosses a wide swath of Southwest Texas. A recent report pegged the economic contribution in the Eagle Ford region to Texas at $87 billion.

Producers in this region are directly responsible for supporting 155,000 full-time jobs.

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels
Infrastructure & Transportation
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