Calvert City Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

The Calvert City Terminal is a coal-handling facility in Calvert City, Kentucky, United States.

The terminal lies on the Tennessee River, 14 miles upstream from its confluence with the Ohio River. The terminal began operating in 2003 and is owned by Southern Coal Handling (SCH). It moves coal from the American West and from the Illinois Basin.[1] The terminal serves five major railroads: BNSF, CN, CSX, NS, and UP via P&L.[2] It has an annual capacity of 15 million short tons (approximately 13.61 million metric tonnes).[3]


The map below shows the Calvert City Terminal at mile marker 14 on the Tennessee River.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Southern Coal Handling
  • Location: Calvert City, Kentucky
  • Capacity (Million metric tonnes per annum): 13.61
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2003
  • Type: Exports
  • Coal source: Illinois Basin, American West

Articles and resources


  1. Coal Transloading Terminal Opens in the Heart of the Inland River System, E-Crane, Jan. 28, 2003
  2. Calvert City Marine Terminal, Watco, Accessed Oct. 2021
  3. Coal Facilities, Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc., Accessed Oct. 2021

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