Press Release Burnside, USA, 11.03.2015

Impala Terminals Burnside handles first million tons

Impala Terminals Burnside LLC is pleased to announce that it has unloaded its one millionth ton of product just under nine months after commencing operations.


Impala Terminals Burnside, located in Ascension Parish on the Lower Mississippi River, Louisiana, is a state-of-the-art bulk facility. Totally rebuilt and reopened by Impala Terminals in 2014 with over USD300 million invested to date, the facility is now receiving regular shipments of petroleum coke and coal. The Terminal is well on its way to becoming one of the leading bulk logistics facilities in the US and following a proposed second phase of construction, will be the only terminal on the Mississippi River able to offer both rail-to-vessel and barge-to-vessel capability.


On Saturday March 7th, Impala Terminals Burnside unloaded its one millionth ton of product to the facility from river barge number CBX2096, operated by Canal Barge Company, Inc. Marking the event, Jonathon Shull, Commercial Manager at Impala Terminals Burnside said: “This is a significant milestone and we would like to thank our customers and service providers, along with the team at Impala Terminals Burnside who have helped to make this happen. We are now looking ahead to completing our second million tons.


Impala Terminal’s investment in the facility is set to continue; with a plan already in place to incorporate the latest rail unloading features such as bottom dump cars into the existing infrastructure to minimise the unloading time for all rail cargoes. This follows investment in equipment such as a Continuous Barge Unloader, which can discharge up to 5,000 tons per hour and a Ship Loader capable of loading up to 8,000 tons per hour.


Impala has demonstrated a commitment to the local community, for example, in the form of job creation, with 87 percent of new hires coming from Ascension Parish and wider Louisiana.           




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Editor's Note


Impala Terminals, a wholly owned subsidiary of global commodity trading firm Trafigura, currently employs over 2,100 people worldwide and has world class experience that extends through non-ferrous concentrates, refined metals, iron ore, coal sectors, oil and oil products, general cargo and container business. Impala has over 25 terminal sites worldwide and operates in over 20 countries across China, Europe, Middle East, Africa, the US and Latin America, with over 1.3million m2 of storage capacity. In addition, Impala Terminals owns and operates a number of key ports - including a coal terminal located in Burnside, Louisiana, USA. Impala Terminals is also completing the implementation of a multimodal logistics system along the Magdalena River, Colombia.


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