Train, barge, ship, truck to Port ArthurTrain, barge, ship, truck to Port Arthurhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=92322012-10-23T08:18:00Z2012-10-23T00:00:00Z

PORT ARTHUR - The $95 million GT OmniPort — a 1,100-acre facility built to transport crude oil and other products via rail, ship, barge and truck — has opened.

GT OmniPort is the first multi-user facility of its kind in the Golden Triangle region — and will be an economic engine for the area.

Once fully operational, the terminal will create up to 45 new jobs.

The facility has more than 1 million barrels per day of capacity, multiple chemical and processing plants and is located less than one mile from over 4 million barrels of petroleum product storage capacity and pipelines currently serving the region.

The rail terminal has direct access to main line rail served by both the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads and is able to receive unit train traffic with storage track capable of holding up to 250 rail cars.

The next phase of rail storage capacity expansion is underway with 300 acres of land dedicated to rail car storage that, upon final completion, will be able to store, switch and transload more than 1,000 rail cars.

The rail terminal site also features a multi-barge receiving dock on Taylor’s Bayou, convenient access to SH 73 and I-10, and connectivity to the extensive network of pipelines serving the region.

Read more at The Examiner.

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