A&R Logistics and Union Pacific Partner to Develop Export Supply Chain Solution for the U.S. Plastics Industry

By CIOReview | Monday, August 24, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: A&R Logistics, a provider of dry-bulk transportation, packaging, distribution and logistics solutions, has collaborated with Union Pacific to co-develop an export supply chain solution for the U.S. plastic resin industry. The primary objective of the partnership is to establish a transportation and plastics packaging facility near UP’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal to tackle the significant increase that is anticipated in export plastic resins.

According to Mark R. Holden, CEO, A&R Logistics, approximately $50 billion is expected to be invested in the U.S. over the next 10 years by the plastics industry to expand production. This is because of the exponential 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.

Holden further states, "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."

FREMONT, CA: A&R Logistics, a provider of dry-bulk transportation, packaging, distribution and logistics solutions, has collaborated with Union Pacific to co-develop an export supply chain solution for the U.S. plastic resin industry. The primary objective of the partnership is to establish a transportation and plastics packaging facility near UP’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal to tackle the significant increase that is anticipated in export plastic resins.

According to Mark R. Holden, CEO, A&R Logistics, approximately $50 billion is expected to be invested in the U.S. over the next 10 years by the plastics industry to expand production. This is because of the exponential 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.

Holden further states, "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."