What is a Bulk Terminal?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a bulk terminal is a facility used primarily for storage, handling, and/or transportation of liquid or dry commodities in unpackaged bulk form. Examples of such commodities include, but are not limited or exclusive to, oil, grain, ore, and coal. Bulk terminals are installed with specialized cargo handling equipment such as pipelines, conveyors and/or rail lines to accommodate cargo handling operations with ships or barges. Commodity-specific storage facilities such as grain silos, petroleum storage tanks, and coal stock yards are also located at these terminals.
The TLS Bulk Terminal
TLS is committed to environmental stewardship and is dedicated to mitigating harmful environmental impacts. Each process of the terminal construction and operation will meet and/or exceed CEQA requirements. Each service listed below demonstrates our devotion to using top of the line equipment and technology.
Rail Loading & Receiving
TLS will transport all commodities from origin to the terminal in specifically designed covered rail cars. A third party will discharge all commodities from covered rail cars into an enclosed underground unit with dust control/collection technology, where it will then be handled by TLS.
TLS will load all commodities onto the Handymax, Panamax, and Capesize vessels using enclosed state-of-the-art ship loaders with dust control/collection technology.
TLS will store all commodities in state-of-the-art, innovative domes and warehouses with dust control/collection technology.
Transportation and Handling
TLS will offer a full service solution to move the commodities smoothly from point A to B using our innovative technology of covered railcars and fully enclosed conveyance systems with dust control/collection technology.