Updated: Dec 20, 2022
Anacostia Rail Holdings, Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners subsidiary adds rail-served warehouse, yard capacity in New Orleans, LA and Savanna, GA.
Precision Terminal Logistics (PTL), effective December 31, 2021, acquired The Kearney Companies, Inc. (KCO) of New Orleans, LA. and Kearney Page Warehouse Services (KPWS) operating in Savannah, GA.
KPWS will be rebranded as The Kearney Companies – Savannah. David Kearney will retain his position as president of both companies and will continue to be an equity owner.
PTL President Ray Nixon said, “The acquisition expands two critical gateways at a crucial time when customer supply chains at ports are backlogged and need enhanced capacity.”
PTL’s owners, Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) and Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners (BBH), will provide additional resources and strategic partnerships to the companies and their clients.
Today, KCO operates more than 500,000 square feet of rail-served warehouse capacity and 60 acres of yard capacity in the Port of New Orleans gateway. These facilities are served by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) that connects directly with six U.S. Class I railroads (BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS, UP).
KCO’s services include commodity warehousing, barge and rail transloading, coupled with full-service ocean container drayage operations and inland freight management services. KCO handles agriculture and manufactured products including corn meal, rice, paper, chemicals, lumber, steel and non-ferrous metals products.
The Kearney Companies - Savannah operates a 400,000 square foot warehouse in Garden City, Ga. near the Georgia Port Authority - Savannah Container Terminal, served by CSX. Kearney manages high volume cross-dock programs for numerous commodity suppliers especially in the pulp and paper sector, supported by an advanced logistics technology platform.
Nixon notes, “Combining Kearney’s expertise in warehousing with PTL’s experience in material handling expands the service products that PTL can provide to shippers. Our geographic expansion offers clients additional resources and creative logistic solutions.”
David Kearney, president of KCO said, “The initial investment by PTL in KCO and KPWS, coupled with PTL’s access to capital, ensures that we are poised for immediate expansion in our existing markets driven by our customers’ need for more capacity. Further, with the support of PTL, we can target new, strategic markets where our customers have supply chain needs. We could not be more excited about the doors this will open for us. Additionally, PTL brings operational expertise to ensure we continue to strive for the highest standards in workplace safety, supply chain technology, and environmental responsibility.”
Precision Terminal Logistics Services
Precision Terminal Logistics, headquartered in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area, operates 23 terminals in 15 states. PTL provides an array of material handling services including transloading, secure bulk commodity storage and material handling facility design. The company was formed in September 2019 by Anacostia Rail Holdings Company and Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners Opportunities Fund, L.P.
The Kearney Companies
The Kearney Companies is one of the largest 3pl’s in the Gulf South. KCO established Third Party Logistics (3PL) services in the Port of New Orleans, La. in 1996. The company's 3pl services originated from four generations of warehousing and rail and port related logistics experience. Kearney Companies - Savannah is a high-quality warehouse service provider with rail served operations in Savannah, Ga.
Anacostia Rail Holdings
Anacostia Rail Holdings is a privately held holding company that owns and operates freight railroads throughout the U.S. Combined, ARH’s six railroads handle the equivalent of over two million carloads annually. ARH provides freight services to major metropolitan centers and small communities operating on more than 600 miles of track.
BBH Capital Partners
BBHCP, a private equity strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman, provides friendly capital solutions to growth-oriented, middle-market companies. BBHCP capital is used to support a variety of transactions including management or leverage buyout, growth financings, recapitalizations, buy-and build strategies and acquisitions.
The Kearney Companies - David Kearney, 504-831-0266 ext. 102
Precision Terminal Logistics - Jason Hodge, 412-514-6023
Anacostia Rail Holdings – Bruce Lieberman, 212-687-9500
Brown Brothers Harriman -Jeff Price, 212-493-4970