09.05.17

New logistics and warehousing facility in Baytown, TX (USA)

We are excited to have celebrated the grand opening of our Chambers Logistics Terminal in Baytown TX.

A facility with many possibilities

The site sits on 560 acres of land. A total of 2 million ft² of warehouse space is currently built out along with 530 hopper car spots. In 2017, Katoen Natie will continue expanding, increasing from the 2 million to 2.5 million ft² of warehouse space and at least 700 hopper car spots.

Master plan

This site ultimately has a master plan of 11 million ft² of warehousing with 3,000 hopper car spots. It is dual rail served by both the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads, which is in line with Katoen Natie’s philosophy to strategically pursue properties with multiple rail access, thus adding a competitive advantage for our customers.

Not only Petrochemicals will be incorporated into this site, but also our Specialty Chemicals, Consumer Goods & Industry, Process Engineering, and other business units.

US operations

20 years ago, Katoen Natie began its US operations in Houston with 500,000 ft² of warehouse space. Now, we operate 5 million ft² of warehouse space in Houston area, and over 6 million ft² in the US.

Get an insight into Katoen Natie’s logistics terminal in TX, USA for the petrochemical industry.

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