Shipper Opens New Transloading Railyard

Shipper Opens New Transloading Railyard

Bulkmatic, LLC. announced the opening of a bulk transloading railyard in Kansas City, MO. The location, served by the Kansas City Southern Railway, offers shippers a strategically located central US location. The facility has storage and transload capacity for over 100 railcars and is capable of handling all bulk commodities.

“We are excited to expand our railyard network to include the Kansas City market,” said Chris Kravas, president Bulkmatic US. “The new location will allow us to offer state of the art transload and bulk trucking services to shippers of plastics, edibles, chemical and mineral products.”

Bulkmatic’s BRATS Inventory Management and STARS barcode scanning systems are in place and operational at the new facility. These proprietary systems provide real-time visibility to railcar inventories and effectively eliminate the possibility of a cross product contamination.

The new terminal, located at 6800 St. John Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, creates an expanded regional footprint for Bulkmatic. Operating in Kansas City will increase capabilities for current trucking operations in Atchison, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska leading to improved network connectivity and efficiencies.

Founded in 1965, Bulkmatic is one of the largest and most trusted dry bulk transportation companies in the nation, providing bulk trucking and rail logistics solutions for food companies, plastic manufacturers, and shippers of other bulk commodities. A family-owned, privately held company based in Griffith, Indiana, Bulkmatic is an industry leader, setting the standard for safety, sanitization and driver satisfaction. With approximately 800 employees, Bulkmatic operates a fleet of over 500 tractors and 1,300 pneumatic dry bulk trailers located at terminals around the country.

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