Motiva, Norfolk Southern in ethanol deal
Motiva Enterprises and Norfolk Southern announced an expansion of Motiva’s Doraville, Ga., operations to allow for the delivery of unit trains of fuel-grade ethanol to the Motiva refined products terminal rail yard.
With the expansion completed, entire unit trains of 80 railcars from the Midwest can be offloaded in Doraville and returned to the supplier intact.
“This is a major step in making the Motiva Doraville terminal the low-cost solution for ethanol distribution in the Atlanta metropolitan area,” said John Kraemer, Norfolk Southern group vice president.
Motiva also operates ethanol hub facilities in Sewaren, N.J.; Providence, R.I.; Convent, La.; and Port Everglades, Fla. Future ethanol hubs under development considering adding rail capability are in Port Everglades, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C.