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. The DOD mothballed the facility in the 1990s. Jurgensen acquired the facility prior to 2010, then redeployed it as a third-party, for-hire liquid chemicals terminal beginning in 2010. Since then, the company has experienced continuous growth and is now a leading provider of bulk liquid terminal services in the region.
Benchmark River and Rail Terminals is committed to providing superior storage, handling, and transfer services of bulk liquid and dry materials. These efforts support our business partners in the agricultural, manufacturing, and chemical industries throughout the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond.
Our dedication to utilizing the best available technologies ensures top-tier service for our customers as well as safety for our employees and personnel.
We are focused on maintaining a healthy environment, safeguarding property, and maximizing efficiencies.
Our continuous improvement and commitment to be the best in the industry are a direct reflection of our drive and desire to be the Benchmark.
Chemicals, Caustic Soda, Bleach, Fertilizers, Waxes, Agricultural Liquids, Fats and Oils, Oleo Chemicals, Specialty Products, Methyl Esters, Other Liquid Products
Tank Storage, Transloading, Steam Heating, Nitrogen Blanketing, Custom Handling Solutions
HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS
"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."
"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!"
Director of Operations
"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!"
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."
Benchmark sits on 65 acres of land with 20+ storage tanks, a modern barge dock, and nearly 100 railcar spots.
Situated at about mile 479 of the Ohio River, Benchmark is a stone’s throw from Kentucky and Indiana. We are approximately 7 miles west of Downtown Cincinnati and the convergence of I-71 and I-75, and about 15 miles west of I-275 connecting to I-74 in Indiana.
With capacity for nearly 100 railcars, Benchmark is serviced overnight 5 times per week by CSXT Railroad on an open-gate basis. Nightly service ensures no disruption during daytime truck loading hours. Open-gate means that the railroad can simply drop and hook the nightly car placements and pulls. Benchmark performs all car placements within the railyard.
As we strive to be the benchmark, we are committed to utilizing advanced technology to maintain product integrity and drive efficiency into all aspects of daily operations.
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