Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chicago Rail Link completes upgrades for liquid asphalt shipper

The Chicago Rail Link (CRL), managed by OmniTRAX, has completed upgrades for BP Products North America, which has begun shipments of liquid asphalt through the terminal.

Asphalt is barged to the new terminal and loaded into railcars by Asphalt Operating Services of Chicago, the owner, developer and terminal operator. The railcars are switched and delivered to interchange for distribution throughout North America by CRL.

Union Tank Car Company provides onsite car repair and inspections. The terminal will benefit from seven-day per week customized service from the CRL, as well as long-term transportation savings available through the CRL's access to most major Class 1 railroads.

In preparation for this new business, the CRL completed an extensive improvement plan, upgrading its main rail yards and crossings.

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