Mid-Atlantic Rail Services (MARS) will serve the Mid-Atlantic region with a reliable source of propane by providing destination delivered supply or railcar through put arrangements. The new terminal, served by Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroads, will initially provide 120,000 gallons of HD-5 propane storage, along with a four-position rail rack and two truck loading racks. Double-acting compressors quickly unload and recover vapor from railcars. Turbine pumps allow for high-speed loading rates of 550 gallons per minute, with capability to load up to 6 transport trucks per hour, at an average rate of 18 minutes per truck.
Canton Railroad, a Class III switching and terminal railroad in Baltimore County, operates the terminal. Daily switching service will be provided locally from Canton Railroad, providing up to 3 switches a day in the peak of winter. This calculates out to about 36 trucks per day during the busiest time of the year.
Located just north of the Baltimore Harbor, right off Interstate 95 and Highway 895, the terminal allows transports and trucks easy access to bulk propane product. Fuel transport trucks in Maryland are prohibited from entering the tunnel system, typically traveling over bridges instead. The strategic location of MARS allows for the convenient use of the Francis Scott Key Bridge when accessing from the South of Baltimore.
Superior Energy Systems was paramount in every aspect of this cutting edge propane terminal. Superior spearheaded all efforts in the design, engineering, permitting, construction, startup, and commissioning of the Baltimore terminal. “Superior exceeded our expectations with this terminal build,” said Keith McMahan, Chairman and CEO of Tri Gas & Oil. “From the initial design phase to commissioning, the Superior team focused on quality, efficiency and customer service at every step. Now we can provide an additional midstream source of propane to our growing community.”
A grand opening event and tour of the terminal is planned for late spring and will be open to the public.
About Mid-Atlantic Rail Services: Mid-Atlantic Rail Services provides unbranded petroleum products to wholesale customers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MARS is a new addition to the Tri Gas & Oil family of companies. With this addition, we are able to increase the transport and service area of our unbranded petroleum-based fuels to our wholesale partners. We offer fuel delivery, risk management, supply physical and financial hedges, fixed pricing, spot contracting, index, and swaps/options. For rail and supply needs, please contact Randy Marshall, Director of Logistics & Rail Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org), or John Dalina, Director of Supply (email@example.com), or by calling our office at 1-888-229-9245. Find us online at www.trigas-oil.com/wholesale.
About Superior Energy Systems, Ltd.: For more than 40 years, Superior Energy Systems has brought together engineering, manufacturing, construction and safety expertise to focus on operational excellence. We provide the best in turnkey LPG and NGL systems and infrastructure solutions as well as safety and compliance training. We have manufactured more bulk plants and trans-shipment terminals throughout the United States than any other company and have over 1,000 autogas dispensers located across North America. In addition, we design, engineer, construct and service vaporizers and mixers, rail towers, metering and odorant skids and stand by fuel systems. Visit us at our Cleveland headquarters or learn more at SuperiorNRG.com.
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