Savage Gulf Services will operate, market and expand the PABTEX L.P. bulk handling and vessel-loading terminal at Port Arthur, Texas, under a new contractual agreement between the companies. The planned expansion includes the immediate addition of a barge unloading facility at the terminal. That expansion should be completed by September, according to a spokesman.
Under the agreement, Savage, which is an affiliate of Savage Industries of Salt Lake City, expects to develop new bulk terminal business in the areas of coal, petroleum coke and other bulk commodities.PABTEX, which is an affiliate of Kansas City Southern Industries, expect the terminal's annual volume throughout to approach two to three million tons within the next several years. Current throughput is just over one million tons.
The company likely will add jobs as volume through the facility increases, company officials said.
KSCI is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the United States, Mexico and Panama.
Savage Industries provides materials management and transportation systems and facilities across a range of industries in 26 states and two Canadian provinces. Along with a sister company, Banks Construction Company Inc., it serves as a specialized contractor to the refining industry.