Gateway Terminals LLC , a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., announced inauguration of service to handle heavy crude (bitumen). Marshall Bockman, Vice President, said, “We are pleased to report the successful discharge of a second unit train hauling Canadian crude from Alberta.”
Gateway, which is located in Sauget, Illinois, has a direct connection to Canadian Northern Railway,
which gives Canadian producers of bitumen direct access to America’s important mid-continent refining
market, and also an outlet to the Mississippi River, enabling cost effective delivery to the refineries on the
Gateway is one of the few unit train terminals in the mid-continent with a steam boiler system. The
recently completed boiler upgrade allows Gateway to receive Canadian dilbit (diluted bitumen) during
extreme weather conditions, such as those experienced this year. Bockman noted, “We expect to make
additional modifications to the facility to allow the receipt of Canadian neat bitumen.” The Gateway facility
has four (4) 98,000 barrels of product storage capacity, and rail infrastructure to store up to 130 rail cars.
Bockman added, “Gateway’s direct connection on the Canadian Northern Railway and access from the
Canadian Pacific Railway provides tar sands producers the opportunity to leverage competitive freight
rates and access more markets.” Gateway offers throughput rates as well as integrated transport
packages through its relationship to the SEACOR group of companies.
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