Louisville, Ky. — Bulk resin transport company A&R Logistics Inc. plans to open an export supply chain facility in Savannah, Ga., by the fourth quarter of this year.
The project is aimed at transporting and packaging growing volumes of resins that will be produced in the United States and exported overseas.
"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," said Dan Jaworski, A&R's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "We are very pleased to partner with Georgia Ports Authority, one of the largest ports in the country, to offer an immediate solution to the shipper community."
A&R is based in Louisville. The Savannah project joins a growing list of resin shipping investments — many in Texas — that will export massive new amounts of polyethylene resin, the result of investments spurred by inexpensive natural gas.