New distribution center is a sweet deal for Class I, shortline railroads

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The Port of Brownsville in southern Texas has direct access to Class I and short line railroads as well as cargo vessels coming into the Gulf of Mexico.
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — CSC Sugar, a large shipper of refined sugar, has opened its new packaging and distribution center in the Port of Brownsville in southern Texas. In a company news release, president and CEO Paul Farmer says the company chose the Brownsville site because of its access to Union Pacific and BNSF Railway.

The company anticipates receiving 25 to 30 railcars weekly at its 242,000-square foot-warehousing complex inside the GEOTRAC Industrial Hub in Brownsville. Inbound railcars will be carrying export beet sugar headed to Africa from the West and Midwest. The Connecticut-based sugar company plans to package about 500 tons of sugar daily.

OmniTRAX’s Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway will handle local switching at the port.

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