Rail Ferry

Our Rail-Ferry segment uses our two double deck Roll On / Roll Off Rail Ferries, which carry rail cars between the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico in regularly scheduled waterborne service. The service provides departures every four days from Mexico and the U.S. Gulf Coast, respectively, for a three-day transit between ports. Since 2007, we have conducted these operations out of our terminal in Mobile, Alabama and a terminal in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, which we upgraded in 2007 to accommodate the vessels’ newly installed second decks doubling their carrying capacity. Trade for this segment is primarily driven by commodities such as forest products, sugar, metals, minerals, plastics and chemicals. In August 2012, we acquired two related businesses that own and operate a certified rail-car repair facility near the port of Mobile, Alabama.

Bali Sea

Owner and Operator Gulf South Shipping Limited
Classification Lloyd’s Register
Delivery 1982
Flag Singapore
Port of Registry Singapore
Type Roll On / Roll Off Rail Ferry
Length Overall 175.375 M
Draft (S.S.W.) 6.925 M
Deadweight (S.S.W.) 20,737.48 M
GRT 24,201 MT
NRT 7,260 MT
Upper Deck Tracks/Capacity 8 / 60 Cars
Lower Deck Tracks/Capacity 7 / 53 cars
IMO No. 8106068

Banda Sea

Owner and Operator Gulf South Shipping Limited
Classification Lloyd’s Register
Delivery 1982
Flag Singapore
Port of Registry Singapore
Type Roll On / Roll Off Rail Ferry
Length Overall 175.375 M
Draft (S.S.W.) 6.925 M
Deadweight (S.S.W.) 20,737.48 M
GRT 24,201 MT
NRT 7,260 MT
Upper Deck Tracks/Capacity 8 / 60 Cars
Lower Deck Tracks/Capacity 7 / 53 cars
IMO No. 8106056