Arc Terminals, CN to Build Rail Tank Car Unloading Terminal in Alabama

Arc Terminals, CN to Build Rail Tank Car Unloading Terminal in Alabama

Arc Terminals is working with Canadian National Railway to build a rail tank car unloading terminal in Mobile, Ala., to handle western Canadian heavy and Bakken light crude oils destined to Gulf Coast refineries.

The CN-served facility will have a maximum crude oil handling capacity of 75,000 barrels or up to 120 tank cars per day. Operations are scheduled to start by June 2013.

The rail transload terminal will provide Canadian producers single-haul service to the Mobile destination, which is more efficient and less expensive than those involving two or more rail carriers and multiple terminal switching, said John Blanchard, Arc Terminals' president.