A&R Logistics has entered into a collaborative agreement with Port Freeport to open a building to assist in the export of plastic resins, months after reaching a similar deal with the Port of Savannah, Ga.
The building will assist in the transportation and packaging within Port Freeport to handle exports, especially to Latin American destinations, the third-party logistics company wrote in a release. The Port of Houston, near the Freeport, Texas, location, also has seen an uptick in traffic related to resin exports.
“Approximately $50 billion is expected to be invested in the U.S. over the next 10 years by the plastics industry to expand production capacity. Much of the initial production is targeted at Central and South America. We are very pleased to partner with Port Freeport to offer an immediate solution to the shipper community,” said Dan Jaworski, A&R senior vice president of sales and marketing.