Midstream Texas Operating (MTO), which operates a 430,000 bbl petroleum terminal in Ingleside, Texas, US, is to build a new truck-to-rail transload facility in Corpus Christi.
MTO will offer truck-to-rail transloading services for petroleum and petrochemicals from Corpus Christi into Mexico. The company has signed a long-term commercial agreement with Kansas City Southern (KCS), a rail firm serving the central and south-central US, to lease land for the facility, which will include siding tracks and facilities for loading and staging of 200 rail cars per month. MTO says that the site could be expanded to handle 500 rail cars per month.
‘This service expansion offers our customers proven transportation to an attractive market. We are delighted to link with MTO’s Ingleside terminal to offer seamless marine, truck and rail movements,’ says David Vattimo, CEO of MTO.
KCS vice president energy and chemical products Ginger Adamiak adds: ‘KCS is looking forward to working with MTO to expand infrastructure to supply petroleum products to Mexico out of Corpus Christi. This new transload is strategically close to supply locations and to the border for expedient access to end markets.’