TGS Cedar Port Railroad Partners with Cathcart Rail
Cathcart Rail’s mechanical services will enhance safety efforts and improve customer support TGS
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Cedar Port Railroad (TGS), part of Trans Global Solutions, Inc., has partnered with Cathcart Rail (Cathcart) for handling of its railcar inspection and repair needs. Cathcart provides these services within TGS’s 15,000 acre industrial park in Baytown, TX that interchanges over 45,000 railcars per year.
Cathcart commenced operations in April 2023 as the sponsored repair agent for TGS with a team comprised of 12 carmen and site and regional management, with support from corporate personnel and training staff.
Roger Lambeth, Executive Director of Rail Operations at TGS, notes that, “the team has brought a level of assurance for our customers that did not previously exist. Cathcart’s team inspects all of our inbound interchange railcars for defects and makes sure our railcars are safe for movement on our property and are quickly available for our shipper customers.”
“As a railroad, we follow the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Association of American Railroads (AAR) standards and wanted to ensure we had a mechanical team that we could entrust to maintain this compliance.”
About TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park
TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park, located in West Chambers County near Houston, Texas, is the largest master-planned, rail-and-barge-served industrial park in the U.S. Situated across the Houston Ship Channel from Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals, Cedar Port spans approximately 15,000 acres of land with over 11,000 total acres available for sale, lease, and build-to-suit developments. Sites are delivered “turn-key”, fully entitled with utilities, drainage, and detention. Cedar Port can accommodate developments from 5 to more than 1,500 acres and is both barge-served and dual rail-served by the Union Pacific and the BNSF railroads. The Park is one of the fastest growing industrial parks in North America with over 25 million square feet of industrial and manufacturing warehouses that are either existing or under construction. For more information about TGS, visit www.tgscedarport.com.
About Cathcart Rail
Cathcart is a leading freight rail services and transportation company based in Columbus, Ohio. The company currently operates the largest railcar services network, encompassing 14 repair facilities and over 75 field services locations, as well as a rail services division that operates three shortline railroads and a dozen contract switching and transloading sites, among other services such as railcar storage, track maintenance, and railcar parts. Cathcart was founded in February 2016 by the father and son team of Thomas Cathcart and Casey Cathcart with 20 employees, and now employs nearly 1,000 people across 110+ locations in 33 states. For more information about Cathcart, visit www.cathcart-rail.com.
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