CSX Corp Establishes Transflo Corp
Mar 6, 2001 12:00 PM, Modern Bulk Transporter staffCSX Corp has announced the formation of Transflo Corp, a business unit that will provide rail-centric transloading, materials management, and distribution services across North America.
Transflo will market a network of more than 160 locations across North America including 72 terminals operated by its subsidiary, Bulk Intermodal Distribution Services Inc (BIDS). Transflo handles more than 400 products through an ISO 9002-certified network of terminals.
Transflo service includes transloading products from one mode of transportation to another—primarily from rail to truck—for local delivery to non-rail customers. Services also include transloading between rail and international containers. Transflo also provides materials management services focused on inventory management and replenishment, material conditioning, and product enhancement.
Later this year, Transflo will introduce On-Site Service Management, a service combining management of loading, unloading, and rail transit for a single price. Transflo employees will manage rail shipments from a customer’s premises, eliminating demurrage, freight damage claims, and labor overtime—all guaranteed with no additional charges.
Transflo also will focus in 2001 on expanding the terminal network, introducing Internet-accessible information technology as well as extending Transflo services to more commodities, especially non-bulk commodities through cross-docking.