Norfolk Southern railway has opened a new rail truck transfer facility in Chesapeake, Va. to serve Hampton Roads-served markets, as well as markets overseas, with its close proximity to nearby container terminals.

What the company calls ‘thoroughbred bulk transfer terminals” are specialized facilities allowing customers to transfer a large array of commodities between rail cars and trucks. The terminal can handle dry and liquid bulk food-grade commodities such as flour, sugar, grains, and plastic pellets, as well as aggregates, sand, and cement with expansion capability to handle lumber, dimensional products and accommodate container stuffing.

The facility features 104 car spots, a certified truck scale, and is fully paved, fenced, and lighted and allowing customers without rail sidings to receive the benefits of rail economics and service quality, according to the company.

Less than three miles from downtown Norfolk, Va., with access to Interstates I-264 and I-464 at 1305 Atlantic Blvd., the Chesapeake TBT is located near the rail-serving yards on Norfolk Southern's high-density main line.

Norfolk Southern has a network of 32 TBT facilities in 17 states.