Savage: New transload terminal is ‘gateway’ for biobased diesel into California
Infrastructure and supply-chain services company Savage announced a new multicommodity transload terminal, “Savage Railport – Stockton, CA,” in San Joaquin County, California, which the company says will serve as a gateway for the distribution of renewable fuels into California. The facility provides what the company says is a key link in the supply chain for transporting renewable diesel and biodiesel produced in the Gulf Coast and U.S. interior for use by California and West Coast consumers. The terminal is operational and provides a connection to the BNSF and Union Pacific railroads.
“We’re excited to help the State of California meet its renewable energy goals and reduce environmental impacts through the increased use of low-carbon transportation fuels,” said Brad Crist, president of Savage’s energy and chemical sector. “This is one of many projects we’re working on to drive innovation in the design of critical infrastructure and optimize the flow of renewable fuels to support sustainable transportation solutions for our customers and communities across the country.”
The logistics company OmniTRAX Inc. will transport rail cars and service the Stockton railport on its affiliate, Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad. Savage’s Stockton railport includes 20 transload spots and the capability to expand its capacity and services to meet growing market demand. While primarily intended for the distribution of renewable fuels, the facility is also equipped to safely move and manage additional commodities.
In May, Savage announced plans to build out its biobased diesel infrastructure and supply chain.