Norfolk Southern has a history of nearly two centuries of service that has linked communities and customers to the marketplace of the world. The railway company operates approximately 20,000 miles of rails and serves every major container port in the eastern United States while providing connections to other rail carriers.
Norfolk Southern’s Lamberts Point Coal terminal is a coal transload facility located on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. The heart of the terminal is Pier 6, where oceangoing colliers are loaded with metallurgical and steam coal used to produce steel and electricity worldwide. Twin tandem rotary dumpers feed the shiploaders for a combined dumping capacity of up to 8,000 tons per hour. The versatility offered at Pier 6 allows the loading of vessels that range in size from small coastwise barges to large capsize vessels.