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US ports must act as hiking exports threaten container availability

Nov 30, 2017

Availability of empty containers on the U.S. Gulf Coast is a top concern for petrochemical producers that plan to grow their exports in the next few years and the solution will involve ports, trucking and rail working together, an analyst told Petrochemical...

US Gulf develops automated systems to improve container availability

Nov 16, 2017

Growing oil and petrochemical exports from the U.S. Gulf and an intensified shortage of container availability have triggered the use of the first cohesive automated network between port, trucking and cargo shipper in Houston, executives told Petrochemical...

US plastics sellers look to optimize export channels through Mexico

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. plastics production has taken a dramatic shift amid the First Wave Construction Boom as the U.S becomes a net exporter of resins, and sellers are looking at alternative export options including taking product south of the border, industry executives told...

US petchem sector pushes Trump on NAFTA plans

Nov 3, 2017

The U.S. is in place to be the most competitive global manufacturer of chemicals because of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas; but the current state of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact is creating uncertainty over investments and growth, an industry...

Flood impact lessons vital for next construction wave

Sep 7, 2017

Second wave construction, engineering and planning will begin earnestly in 2017, and learnings on areas such as storage, raw materials, supply chain and safety from the challenges caused by Hurricane Harvey should spur strategic decisions, analysts told...

Growing need for chemical distributors in U.S. petchem boom

Aug 25, 2017

An immense wave of new ethane crackers, downstream manufacturing and specialty chemical production is set to come online in the coming years adding billions of tonnes of inventory to move, and producers are looking to the chemical distributor network to...

Mitsui adds plastics capacity; U.S. crude oil production to reach record high; Chemical production ticks up

Jul 26, 2017

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