Katoen Natie and Union Pacific have opened a plastic packaging facility located in the Prime Pointe Industrial Park outside of Dallas, Texas, US.
Numerous civic and business leaders joined in the celebratory opening of the latest addition to the 3,000-acre industrial park, which has successfully attracted new business opportunities thanks to its access to freight rail.
The Katoen Natie facility currently features 262,000 square feet of warehouse space, and future expansions could increase capacity to 2.5 million square feet. This is Katoen Natie’s 20th NAFTA location and will allow customers to diversify their export channels to global markets.
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.
Union Pacific vice president- Industrial “Katoen Natie‘s Dallas location is a great example of freight rail utilization to provide growth opportunities and overall economic development for this region.
“We are proud to provide solutions that allow plastics shippers and receivers to reach world markets and meet the growing demand overseas with our Dallas to Dock product offering from this location.”
Katoen Natie, USA president Frank Vingerhoets said: “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.”
Source: Company Press Release.