When goods need to be shipped by sea, they will mostly be loaded onto large ocean-going vessels, for example, bulk carriers or large liquid gas carriers. However, the goods frequently also need to be forwarded further inland by barge, truck, or railcar. Trammo’s international operations team ensures a seamless process when it comes to moving freight over and within borders as well as across all modes of transport, focusing on nothing less than operational excellence.
Trammo owns and operates a fleet of railcars dedicated to the transport of molten sulfur in the U.S. domestic market, to bridge the gap between the production site and the location of end consumers. Also, in view of the importance of the United States as a distribution market, Trammo leases approximately 800 railcars for the transportation of both dry and liquid fertilizers, sulfur, sulfuric acid and ammonia.
When inland waterways allow for more efficient transportation, we readily contract river barges and tows to ensure that goods reach their destination on time. As such, to support its merchandising efforts in the U.S. domestic market, Trammo employs the largest independent fleet of fully refrigerated, inland waterway ammonia barge tows, on top of a fleet of around 100 pressurized railcars.
With the growth of Trammo’s land-based distribution system and desire to provide customer service and convenience, we are increasingly involved in securing truck transportation. As well as convenience, this additional service draws on our knowledge of the comparative rail and barge freight markets, providing an economic advantage to the buyer. Whether the need is for end dumps, hopper bottom, pneumatic, liquid tank, or even flatbed trucks, we have a growing network of relationships to accommodate customer needs. Trammo believes this service is a natural complement to and progression of our goal of being the just-in-time supplier.