Katoen Natie breaks ground on Dallas plastic packaging facility
Warehouse space with railroad access
Upon start-up, the facility will have at least 250,000 square feet of warehouse space that may expand to up to 2.5MM square feet of space as warranted by market conditions. The space will have direct railroad acces, served by Union Pacific.
Scheduled for completion in the third quarter 2018, this facility will become Katoen Natie’s 20th NAFTA location. Producers will ship bulk railcars of plastic resin pellets to the warehouse where the pellets will be packaged and loaded into intermodal containers. After a short trip to the adjacent intermodal terminal, Union Pacific’s Dallas to Dock service will transport the containers to ocean ports via premium intermodal service.
“We are committed to providing service solutions to the petrochemical industry”, said Kenny Rocker, Union Pacific Vice President & General Manager – Industrial. “Katoen Natie’s Dallas location alligns with container availability, a core need of our customer base. From Dallas, Union Pacific’s premium intermodal services deliver to the West Coast where producers are able to export to global destinations.”
“The Dallas facility will assist our customers in diversifying their export channels to global markets”, said Frank Vingerhoets, President of Katoen Natie USA.