Grain terminal operator EGT is planning to triple soyabean meal storage capacity at its Port of Longview facility, in Washington, USA, World Grain wrote.

Due for completion in the second quarter of 2025, the project would include improvements to the site’s handling capabilities, the 11 July report said.

“This investment will … provide an additional export outlet for the incremental meal expected to be produced in the US, mostly influenced by higher demand for vegetable oil from the renewable diesel industry,” EGT president Jason Gertken was quoted as saying.

EGT is a joint venture between global agribusiness giant Bunge; Pan Ocean America, an affiliate of Harim, an integrated Korean company that operates agri-trading and logistics business; and farmer-owned co-operative Agtegra.

EGT had invested more than US$200M in the terminal, which handled up to 150 vessels/year, with a throughput capacity of about 9M tonnes/year, the report said.

According to the company’s website, the Port of Longview terminal handles wheat, corn, soyabeans, soyabean meal, and dried distiller’s grains (DDGs).

Offering barge and rail intake, the terminal elevator can accept six 110-car shuttle trains at any given time without decoupling the locomotives.

Other features include two-layer wheat cleaners, robotic shuttle car gate openers, and specifically-designed storage bins to promote product flow for soyabean meal and DDGs.

The terminal has the ability to unload 120,000 bushels/hour of grain, unloading a 110-car train in less than five hours.

EGT also owns and operates four elevators in Montana that supply the Port of Longview facility.