• 14.11.18
    Grand opening of new plastics packaging facility in Hutchins, Texas, USA
    Katoen Natie is proud to announce the opening of our new plastics packaging facility in Hutchins, Texas. Along with the Union Pacific Railroad, Katoen Natie held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at our new plastics packaging facility in the Prime Pointe Industrial Park just outside Dallas. The facility features 262.000 square feet of warehouse space, 220 hopper car spots and a high-speed FFS packagine line (270KTA capacity). The property can support expansions to upwards of 2,5 million square feet, 700 hopper car spots and over 1 million tons of packaging capacity per year. The location will enable our customers to diversify export channels to global markets utilizing the Dallas-to-Dock intermodal service.  This site will also allow our customers to ship up to 25.5 metric tons per 40’ container, which is an added benefit! Katoen Natie North America President Frank Vingerhoets adds: ”With this new Dallas-to-Dock location we continue to expand our local and international network of logistic hubs. It will provide our customers an alternative export solution and a back up to their current export flows.”
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  • 21.09.18
    Liquids Event - September 2018

    THANK YOU

    During this day, you got an insight in our possibilities for handling liquids throughout the whole logistics chain. Do you have a specific question or need, please feel free to contact your account manager or us at specialtychemicals@katoennatie.com. Your numerous attendance made our Liquids Event a successful networking happening. Here you will find an impression of the day.
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  • 04.01.18
    Construction of six wind turbines at Katoen Natie, Loghidden City, Kallo
    Katoen Natie recently developed a 216 hectare site into an active logistics park. The area is used as a 23 MW PV plant, and now has six wind turbines with a height of 185 meters each on the limited available surface. Contribution to a sustainable environment The turbines, with a total installed capacity of 19 MW, generate about 52 GWh per year. This comes down to the yearly electricity consumption of 13.000 households. In combination with the solar panels, Katoen Natie utilizes its assets as sustainable as possible, contributing to limit CO2 emission and helping to achieve the climate targets. Partnerships in creating green energy In order to exploit a wind farm, a strict 24/7 follow-up by highly trained people and highly professional equipment is required. There we found a partnership with EDF Luminus, who is the largest windmill constructor in Belgium. Together with their manufacturer, they built six high-tech wind turbines on Loghidden City. This project is EDF Luminus’ largest one ever executed on an industrial site. A challenge One of the key requirements was to keep the site operational during the construction period. The terminal is very active, as hundreds of trucks are loaded and unloaded every day. In order to meet this requirement the largest components were delivered only just in time, and were transported during night on trailers of up to 66 meters long. In addition, the wind turbine foundations are located very close to the warehouses, which causes the least obstruction. Inauguration On December 14 2017, Deputy prime minister and minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs Kris Peeters inaugurated the six windturbines. Watch the video: construction of wind turbines at Katoen Natie Kallo
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  • 01.12.17
    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. Container availability "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. Read more about it here
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