The combination of rail and truck transportation can keep shipping costs down. This is especially true if time and rail facilities are available.
One of our customers recently received an order for coated pipe to be used on a natural gas line project in Wyoming. Because the pipe delivery to Wyoming didn’t have a time sensitive schedule, The customer was able to use the services of our new rail transloading facility, Dalton Logistical Services (DLS), to transport the pipe by rail. They purchased uncoated pipe overseas and had it transported by ship to the Port of Long Beach. Dalton Trucking transported the pipe by truck from the Port to DLS, where it was temporarily stored until shipment was needed.
DLS has four rail spurs off the Union Pacific’s West Colton Yard in Bloomington, Ca. This was an ideal location for the storage and eventual shipment of the product. There were 104 rail cars of pipe involved. They were railed to a Utah pipe coater to have a special coating applied. The coated pipe was then transported by truck to Wyoming where it became a buried natural gas line.
For more information on DLS’s transloading and warehouse capability, contact Del Britton at ext. 2100.
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