Freight handler Patriot Rail Co. said it will combine with Diversified Port Holdings to create an expanded maritime port logistics business.
The deal will see DPH, along with it subsidiaries Seaonus and Portus, join the Patriot team. Between them Seaonus and Portus operate eight breakbulk, bulk and heavy-lift terminals and two container, roll-on, roll-off and lift–on, lift-off terminals located along the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Patriot Rail operates short-line and regional freight railroads and provides rail-related services.
“In our day-to-day service delivery we noted customers increasingly seeking bundled port and rail solutions. In the past DPH and Patriot have partnered in providing these solutions to our customers,” said Patriot CEO John Fenton.
With locations in Jacksonville, Cape Canaveral, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New Orleans; Mobile, Alabama; Savannah, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; and Sunny Point, North Carolina, Seaonus and Portus provide stevedoring and terminal services including on and off-port storage facilities.
Patriot and DPH are headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Photo: Seaonus workers on quayside. Credit: DPH