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Delmarva Central Opens New Rail-Served Liquid Transload Terminal

Seaford, DE (February 19, 2020) – Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) recently delivered the first railcar of liquid feed ingredients for Novus International, Inc. to the newly-opened Seaford Transload Terminal. A roadway was built adjacent to an existing rail siding in the facility to allow direct railcar-to-truck transloading of liquid ingredients. Railcars are loaded in Texas and are spotted at the Seaford Transload upon arrival. This system gives Novus semi-trucks 24/7/365 access for transloading activities inside the secure, lighted facility.

“We are excited to have secured our first customer at the new Seaford Transload Terminal,” said DCR president Mark Rosner. “We look forward to serving Novus International as a customer, and I am pleased with our team’s efforts to research this market, invest in the Seaford facility, and develop this business.”

DCR provides daily rail service and a direct connection via Norfolk Southern to the broader north American rail network. Novus International is a global leader in providing science-driven health and nutrition solutions to the animal agriculture industry. 

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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: