EGT Adds Shuttle Train Loading Capabilities in Sidney, MT
July 1, 2020 | View PDF
St. Louis, MO - EGT, LLC, a joint venture between Bunge and ITOCHU, is now able to load shuttle trains at its elevator in Sidney, MT. This achievement is thanks to the completion of a rail track upgrade that nearly triples the number of rail cars the facility can handle.
“Since purchasing this elevator in 2018, our goal has been to improve its speed and efficiency so we can better serve our farmer customers in and around Richland County,” said Matt Kerrigan, EGT Operations Manager. “With the ability to load shuttle trains, the Sidney elevator is now a more competitive option for marketing wheat and soybeans to export customers.”
With the upgrade, the elevator now has the capacity to handle a 110-car shuttle train versus its previous capacity of 45 single cars. The improvements bring Sidney’s loading capacity in line with EGT’s other elevators in Chester, Kintyre Flats and Tunis, MT, which serve its export terminal in Longview, WA.
About EGT, LLC
EGT, LLC is a joint venture between Bunge North America and ITOCHU. The company owns and operates a state-of-the-art export grain terminal at the Port of Longview, Washington as well as four facilities in Montana designed to supply the export terminal. EGT’s partners are leaders in the international grain trade and include Bunge, which buys, sells, stores and transports grains and oilseeds to serve customers worldwide and ITOCHU, one of the largest marketers of grain and food products in Japan.