A&R Logistics, based in Louisville, Ky., announced today it has entered into an agreement with Union Pacific to develop an export supply chain facility for the U.S. plastic resin industry.
The project is aimed at establishing a transportation and plastics packaging facility near UP’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal to handle an anticipated significant increase in the export of plastic resins.
“Approximately $50 billion is expected to be invested in the U.S. over the next 10 years by the plastics industry to expand production,” said Mark R. Holden, A & R’s CEO. “Thanks to growth in domestic shale gas production, the U.S. plastics industry is benefitting from feedstocks derived largely from natural gas. As a result, the export of plastic resins is expected to surge over the next decade. Net exports are expected to more than triple, growing from $6.5 billion in 2014 to $21.5 billion by 2030.
“A&R looks to develop a state-of-the art packaging facility and transportation related product to provide what we believe will be the most flexible and efficient supply chain for the export of plastic resins in the U.S.”