New South Carolina facility targets Louisiana resin pellets

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Resin pellets from Louisiana could soon be headed to the Port of Charleston in South Carolina.

American Shipper reports that A&R Logistics, in partnership with CSX, has opened a 615,000-square-foot facility  targeting high-volume, export-seeking plastics producers that are looking for a shipping alternative to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

According to CSX, the facility has two high-speed packaging lines that will be used to prepare resin pellets for export. The pellets come from Texas and Louisiana producers and they are used in plastics production.

At the warehouse, the pellets will be unloaded, bagged and loaded into export containers before heading out through the Port of Charleston.

The facility was developed in close cooperation with the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) and the state of South Carolina, A&R Logistics said.

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