CRU Logistics LLC has opened its third frac sand transloading facility in South Texas. The terminal, known as its "light model" is located at the Alamo Junction Rail Park (a dual-served industrial park) in Elmendorf, Texas, placing it within 50 miles of the Eagle Ford's core counties.
The "light model" will provide the efficiencies of a silo facility (such as a three-minute truck load-out) while decreasing capital costs; thus lowering the per tonnage cost of transloading. The facility includes 2,500 feet of track over two separate under-rail pits, a bucket elevator rated at 400 ton/hr, and a covered truck scale. The design of the facility lends itself to the addition of silos and 5,000 feet of track within 60 days.
Currently, CRU owns and operates two silo facilities in Victoria, Texas, and one light model facility in Elmendorf, Texas.