About Us

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals, LLC (Benchmark) is a proud member of the Jurgensen family of companies. The facility was originally built in the 1950s as a bulk fuel facility for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), primarily to supply jet fuel to the Wright-Pat Air Force Base.  DOD moth-balled the facility in the 1990s.  Jurgensen’s acquired the facility from DOD prior to 2010, then redeployed the facility as a third-party, for-hire liquid chemicals terminal beginning in 2010.  Since then, the company has experienced continued growth and is now a leading provider of bulk liquid terminal services in the region.

A drone takes a photo from above the Benchmark RIver and Rail Terminals which is a Ohio River Terminal for loading, offloading, and storing bulk liquid products.
A boat pulls up to the dock at Benchmark's Ohio RIver Terminal in order too off load bulk liquid chemicals that Benchmark will store in their various tanks.
2 Benchmark Ohio River Rail Terminal employees in safety hardhats and safety lifejackets stand looking over the Ohio River discussing barge loading and transloading options.
A drone takes a photo from above the Benchmark RIver and Rail Terminals which is a Ohio River Terminal for loading, offloading, and storing bulk liquid products.

Our Mission

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals is committed to providing superior storage, handling, and transfer services of bulk liquid and dry materials in support of the needs of our business partners in the agricultural, manufacturing, and chemical industries throughout the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond.

We are dedicated to utilizing the best available technologies in order to provide safety for our employees and all personnel, and exceptional service to our customers. 

 We are focused on promoting good stewardship of the environment, to safeguard property, and to maximize efficiencies.

Our dedication to continuous improvement and our commitment to be the best in the industry are a direct reflection of our drive and desire to be the Benchmark.

Commodities Handled

Chemicals, Caustic Soda, Bleach, Fertilizers, Waxes, Agricultural Liquids, Fats and Oils, Oleo Chemicals, Specialty Products, Methyl Esters, Other Liquid Products

Services

Tank Storage, Transloading, Steam Heating, Nitrogen Blanketing, Custom Handling Solutions

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING…

"For over 10 years CHS Inc. has leased space at Benchmark River & Rail Terminals, it is a partnership that both companies value. We have received excellent customer service over this tenure. It is imperative to keep timely and accurate inventory management and the processes Benchmark terminal employs allow us to receive all important record keeping information quickly and easily. The Cincinnati, OH location provides important support to properly supply the needs of our customers and owners. Benchmark River & Rail Terminals is committed to delivering top-notch industry service at a completive rate, making it one of our favorite liquid terminals."

Kevin Halligan
Supply Manager
UAN

"I’ve been working with Eric, JD and their team at BRRT for quite a few years. There knowledge and expertise of bulk material handling and processing is second to none. Their team does a great job at listening to our needs and focusing on solutions and best practices to compliment everyone’s goals. Every time I’m at the Terminal, Eric and the Team always ask about ways that they can help us with our business. They also provide an invaluable conduit of information between our customers, vendors and our company. They make this facet of our business look easy, which in turn adds value to our customer relationship. Their focus on safety and engineering is also paramount to our company’s decision to partner with the BRRT team. Our Drive to Zero program (zero accidents and zero incidents) is embedded in the manner that they conduct their business with. This includes problem solving to keep our customers satisfied while operating in a manner that is consistent with our Core Values and needs. When I’m at BRRT, I always feel like I’m with a valued partner of our company which in turn makes doing business enjoyable. They are just a really good company to do business with!"

Jim Zatorski
Director of Operations
ChemGroup

"I have been loading from Benchmark since they first opened, Eric and his staff have made it a favorite load point for my drivers and myself. The operators are well trained and courteous and the office staff keep the place running like a well oiled machine. They have set the bar high for the rest of the bulk terminals in the Cincinnati area. Keep up the great work!!! From all of us at Empire Bulk Logistics!"

Steven Waynick

Empire Bulk Logistics

"Awesome place to load out of. I've been loading out of here for the pass 3 months now and I must say they are always nice here. Even my 1st time here they were helpful. Load time is usually 23 mins or less for the product I pick up."

De’Andrez Voltage

Truck Driver

Why Choose Benchmark? 

SPACIOUS

Benchmark sits on 65 acres of land and currently has 20+ storage tanks and 76+ railcar spots and those numbers are constantly growing. 

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED

Benchmark is located at Ohio River mile marker 478.7, is 7 miles from downtown Cincinnati, and 15 miles east of the I-275 interchange in Indiana.

RAIL ACCESS

Benchmark rail is serviced by CSX, open gate, six days per week and also offers short term railcar storage.

TECHNOLOGY

a Benchmark offers redundant steam heating systems, compressed air, nitrogen gas for blanketing, 200kw diesel powered backup electric generator, and Titan Trackmobile.

TANK STORAGE

TRANSLOADING

STEAM HEATING

NITROGEN BLANKETING

HANDLING SOLUTIONS

Call us now!

(513) 326-3500