KCS launches new Mississippi transload facility
Nov 13, 2003 12:00 PM
Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railway Company has launched a new transload facility in Richland MS. The Jackson TransLoad Center is operated by Kinder Morgan Materials Services. The 55-acre site just south of Jackson MS offers track capacity for 70 car spots, 15 acres of outside storage, pavement, lighting, a truck scale, convenient access to Interstates 20 and 55, and the ability to handle commodities ranging from bulk plastics and food products to clay, forest products, and steel.
Phases I and II of the facility were completed in the last year and a half. KCS projects the current facility will handle 1,500 cars annually. With the completion of Phases III, IV and V, business levels are projected to increase to 3,000 cars handled annually by 2006.