What are the most important factors in running an efficient transloading operation? A storage operation?

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Key factors for an efficient transloading & storage operation:

  • Location and proximity to markets
  • Ease of trucking- ingress egress
  • Access to truck scales¬†¬†
  • Proximity away from residential areas for some commodities
  • Having specialized equipment for unloading of product (i.e. steamers, unloaders, conveyors, etc)
  • Railcar storage or ability to stockpile materials
  • Enough car spots for loading/unloading allows the railroad to switch less and expedites trucking loading and unloading process
  • Avoiding areas with noise ordinances¬†
  • Having security such as fencing & lighting
  • Having an integrated Warehouse Management System (WMS) and transportation management system (TMS)