KCS Opens New Transload Terminal in Texas

Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced recently that its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has opened a new, multi-commodity transload terminal at its former Zacha intermodal terminal in Dallas, Texas.  KCSR has named Watco Transloading, L.L.C. (Watco) as its operator for the facility, effective October 17, 2016.

Transload Terminal
Near Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal Terminal © Roy Luck (license)

The new Zacha transload facility offers 9,523 feet of track space within the terminal and 80 acres of outside storage for customers with ample room for expansion as business grows.  KCS’ TransLoad Center (TLC) network has the capacity to handle a wide variety of products and strives to become an integral part of our customers’ supply chains by improving their economics and response times.

The former Zacha intermodal terminal closed when KCS opened a new, state-of-the-art intermodal facility in Wylie, Texas.  Since that time, Zacha has provided limited transload operations under an interim operator.

KCS executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Brian Hancock, said:

“KCS is focused on growth through key business relationships and a strategically-positioned network.”

“Providing customers with supply chain solutions through our TLC network and partnerships with companies like Watco are important components of that growth.”

Watco vice president business development, Rob Thrall, added:

“We are pleased to grow our partnership with KCS.”

“The Watco operations team in Dallas is ready to provide safe, efficient operations and outstanding customer service.  This is the 55th terminal opening within the Watco Terminal and Port Services network.”

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