Train loads of coal can be transferred from rail at the following rail-to-water transfer terminals on the PAL:
Kinder Morgan Terminal
Kinder Morgan’s Grand Rivers Terminal (GRT) at Jessup, KY, is a diversified coal transfer, storage, and blending facilities on the Tennessee River Mile Post 22.9R. The terminal is situated on the banks of the Kentucky Lake near Kentucky Dam.
Served by the PAL, GRT enjoys the responsiveness and customized service schedules this regional railroad provides. Together with its many Class I connections, the PAL helps GRT link utilities with all coal-producing areas of the United States.
GRT has earned a reputation as one of the premier high-volume terminal companies on the inland waterway system. Since establishment in 1980, GRT has become known for low cost, high efficiency, and its operating philosophy.
The moderate climate and stable, controlled water levels which provide year-round navigation, the consistent, superior rail service from a regional rail carrier (the PAL), and the many rail route and coal source alternatives combine to give GRT a substantial advantage over other transfer terminals.
The Jefferson Riverport International is a bulk commodity transfer terminal which is served by three rail carriers, including the Paducah & Louisville Railway (PAL). The port facilities include a major bulk commodity transfer terminal with barge fleeting area, ground storage with coal blending, and reclaiming facilities. It is located on the Ohio River near Louisville, KY.
The Jefferson Riverport International also is a Foreign Trade Zone #29, with Customs clearance in Louisville, KY which affords customers to develop additional U.S. and overseas markets.
Calvert City Terminal
Calvert City, Kentucky
Southern Coal Handling’s (SCH) Calvert City Terminal (CCT) is SCH’s largest terminal. Located in Calvert City, KY on the Tennessee River, Mile Marker 14, CCT has a 15 million ton capacity annually to receive, blend, store and transload western coals and Illinois Basin coals through its two 150 car loops and 100 jumbo barge capacity. This affords coal-producers and utilities efficient and flexible ways to handle their transportation.
CCT has the capability to handle coal from rail to barge, rail to rail, barge to rail and barge to barge while custom blending and sampling various types of coal.
Served by the Paducah and Louisville Railway the CCT facility has the superior service of Class II, Regional Railroad and access to five Class I rail carriers in North America.
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Four Rivers Terminal
Four Rivers Terminal (FRT) is a rapid discharge, bulk material handling facility located on the Ohio River at mile marker 943. Primarily designed as a direct train-to-barge transfer terminal, FRT offers its customers an unparalleled combination of access to major waterways and multiple Class I railroads.
Considering just one low-water dam separates the terminal from the Mississippi River, FRT presents a unique option for rail-bound tonnage destined for both southeastern customers and export through New Orleans.
With a design capacity in excess of 10 million tons per year, Four Rivers Terminal boasts a double, 150-car rail loop coupled with a material handling system capable of transloading 4,000 tons per hour.
PAL served coal facilities are strategically located on the inland waterway system and connect to regional and national coal sources with downstream markets. These terminals provide value-added services such as blending, storage, barge and railcar loading.
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