G&W to serve new Plastic Express distribution facility in Georgia

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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) announced that its subsidiary, Georgia Central Railway, will serve a major Plastic Express multi-commodity transloading centre under construction on its line in Pooler, Georgia. The new $172m plastics distribution facility broke ground in Pooler in June 2018.

Carloads are expected to exceed 5,000 annually and to commence shipping in late 2019. The resin and other bulk commodities will be repackaged and trucked to the nearby Port of Savannah for export to international markets.

The 797,000 sq m Savannah Port Logistics Center site selected by Plastic Express is expected to attract additional development at or near the site, which is one of more than 500 potential industrial development sites located on G&W’s North American railroads.

“The location near Savannah and access to two Class I railroads made Georgia Central an ideal choice to serve this new $172-million facility,” said Plastic Express President and CEO Ray Hufnagel. “We have worked with G&W at other terminal locations across the country, and the focus of G&W’s industrial development team and the railroad’s flexibility to meet our transportation needs makes them an easy choice to partner with on this project.”

The Georgia Central Railway runs 211 miles from Macon to Savannah with connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern, as well as with G&W’s Heart of Georgia Railroad.

Source: Genesee & Wyoming