Seaford, DE (February 24, 2020) – Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) delivered the first railcar of liquid lysine for ADM to the newly-opened Seaford Transload Terminal in late December 2019. DCR built a complete pump, pipe, tank, and truck loadout system to allow ADM to ship railcars of liquid feed ingredients from the Midwest directly to their markets on the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. DCR unloads the cars into two new 30,000 gallon tanks, which allows trucks to load at the Seaford Transload Terminal on-demand. The entire liquid transloading and storage system is heat-traced and insulated and was designed by DCR.
DCR provides daily rail service and a direct connection via Norfolk Southern to the broader north American rail network.
These liquid feed ingredients are critical to the poultry industry on the Delmarva Peninsula, and now they are available in quantity at a centralized location, eliminating the unpredictability and risk associated with sourcing this material via long-haul trucks.
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About Delmarva Central Railroad
The Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR), a subsidiary of Carload Express Inc. (CEI), operates 188 miles of rail line in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The lines run from near Porter, Delaware, (south of Wilmington) south to Hallwood, Virginia; and from Harrington, Delaware, to Frankford, Delaware, with branches to Milton and Gravel Hill. DCR interchanges with Norfolk Southern, as well as the Maryland & Delaware Railroad in several locations on the Delmarva Peninsula.
DCR is managed locally from offices in Harrington, Delaware. Freight operations are based out of Harrington, Dover, Seaford and Delmar.
About Carload Express
Carload Express Inc. operates four shortline railroads: The Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad (SWP) serving western Pennsylvania; the Ohio Terminal Railway (OHIO) serving the Ohio River Valley bordering Ohio and West Virginia; and the Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR) serving Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula. The company handled nearly 90,000 shipments last year, equating to roughly 360,000 fewer trucks on local highways, lowering congestion and road maintenance costs, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. The company and its 105 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving over 100 customers on 344 route miles of track. For more information, please see: carloadexpress.com.