USA: Logistics and supply chain management group Savage is developing a multi-commodity rail terminal on land leased from Kansas City Southern at Mossville in southwestern Louisiana to optimise supply chains for refineries, chemical plants and other businesses in the Lake Charles area.

The Mossville Railport is expected to be operational by January 2022, forming part of the Savage Transload Network of around 50 multi-commodity rail-connected terminals, and the first developed with KCS.

It will have more than 70 active transloading spots for moving chemicals, refinery products and other materials between road and rail, and storage space for 600 wagons.

‘Savage has a longstanding relationship with KCS’, said Savage President & CEO Kirk Aubry. ‘We’ve provided rail and loading services for customers in the Lake Charles area for many years, and look forward to making a difference for even more businesses in southwest Louisiana.’

KCS President & CEO Pat Ottensmeyer said ‘the Louisiana railport will provide additional rail capacity and new services for shippers in the Mossville and Lake Charles region, which will expand their supply chain choices and allow for more competitive shipping options.’