CSX and A&R Logistics have officially opened a new 615,000-square-foot plastics packaging and warehousing facility near the Port of Charleston, S.C.
It has two high-speed packaging lines to prepare resin pellets for export. The pellets originate from producers in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf regions and are shipped by rail through the New Orleans gateway to the CSX-served warehouse. There, they are unloaded, bagged and loaded into export containers.
The nearby Port of Charleston, an East Coast alternative to the commonly used Gulf ports, is served by all major shipping lines to reach key global markets, CSX said.
“One of the things that I am most proud of is our evolution as a transportation service provider to focusing more intently on developing last-mile solutions for our customers,” CSX Senior Vice President of Sales Arthur Adams told attendees at the opening ceremony held earlier this month. “This is a manifestation of that, with many more to come.”