Savage Expands International Operations with New Querétaro, Mexico Petroleum Terminal

November 6, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—A subsidiary of Savage Companies will commence operations of its new petroleum transload terminal in central Mexico on January 1, 2018, with plans to significantly expand terminal capabilities later in 2018. Located near the city of Querétaro, the terminal is served by the Kansas City Southern de Mexico railroad and provides access to strategic ports and U.S. based refinery centers.

The Querétaro terminal will provide an optimal location for transferring and storing refined petroleum products. Initially, the terminal will serve manifest rail volumes, transferring products directly from railcars into trucks. Following permitting approvals, Savage plans to add tank storage and fixed facilities for high-speed rail unloading, product blending and truck loading. At full build out the terminal will handle unit train volumes.

“We’re excited to leverage our team’s experience operating transload facilities and rail operations to reduce the logistics costs of moving and managing refined petroleum products in Mexico,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our strategic location and capabilities, together with our team’s focus on providing safe, efficient and reliable service, will enable customers to have a trusted partner in getting their products to market on time and on budget. We have a long history working with KCS and all Class I railroads, and look forward to working together with Kansas City Southern de Mexico to provide a world-class petroleum transload terminal in Mexico.”

“KCS is pleased to provide rail services to the new Savage terminal in Querétaro,” said KCS President and CEO Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. “We have a long and prosperous relationship with Savage in the U.S. and we are honored to extend our mutually beneficial endeavors to Mexico, where we believe this terminal will facilitate additional refined product exports from U.S. Gulf Coast refineries in support of Mexico energy reform. Savage’s experience and commitment to excellence gives us the confidence that this new refined products terminal will provide additional market options in support of Mexico’s new energy infrastructure.”

About Savage
With more than 70 years of experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency and creating value for customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. Industries served by Savage include oil refineries, power generation, railroads, food and agriculture, oil and gas, mining, chemicals and petrochemicals, ports and terminals, and construction. To learn more, visit

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