Transloading: Propane on the Rails

Written on: August 23, 2021

A Vital Cog in the Propane Supply Chain

transporting propane by train massachusettsOver the past five years, propane suppliers and retailers have focused on increasing storage capacity through the addition of rail terminals. This allows local propane companies convenient access to reliable supply.

In this age of mind-boggling technology, it’s interesting that transporting propane by “old-fashioned” rail remains a vital cog in the propane supply chain. But that’s especially true when the end-users are not located close to a propane pipeline.

The presence of rail-supplied terminals help stabilize prices for local and regional propane providers since this is more cost-efficient than using trucks to haul propane over long distances to reach rural areas, where the agricultural industry is highly dependent on a steady stream of propane supply.*

Broco Energy and Our Use of Transloading

Cost-effective and environmentally friendly, transloading—transferring product from rail to either storage or truck—remains an ideal method for obtaining wholesale pricing for all intermodal products.

Broco Energy is an industrial leader in New England—particularly in Boston and southern New Hampshire, with two transload terminals in Northern Boston, including a rail-served 500,000-gallon storage facility with 45 railcar tracks that can transload not only fuel but steel, lumber and stone.

Broco Energy and A&B Crossing team up to specialize in safely handling a diverse range of chemicals, resins, fuels, food-grade products and industrial commodities.

Broco Energy’s experienced drivers safely deliver each load with worry-free consistency. Our modern fleet minimizes environmental impact and ensures reliable service. With a broad range of specialized equipment, we provide transportation solutions to meet your business needs.

Ancillary and Technical Services

Broco Energy offers warehousing and laydown areas for dry goods storage, in addition to many other services at our terminals. You can turn to Broco Energy for railcar heating, sparging, blending and diluting, railcar storage, sampling and ground storage, as well as filters and packaging.

Our team of industry experts and engineers design and operate handling-and-processing systems that create value for your business and solve your unique challenges.

Safety Is Always Our Priority

The Broco Energy team has been trained to handle materials safely and securely, while keeping goods moving for your business purposes. Let us know what you need and we will provide you with the trucking services, professional team and equipment necessary to get the job done.

No matter where you are or when you need us, Broco Energy stands ready to serve all of your transloading needs. Contact us or call us today to learn more.

You can read more about our Commercial Fuel services here.