Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply chain capital spending peaks as companies prepare for export tsunami

Jan 11, 2018

US supply chain groups are planning at least $155 billion in capital investments and nearly 80% of that spending will take place in the US Gulf, where chemical exports have already begun to soar, according to industry trade associations.

US Ports must become supply chain authority

Dec 15, 2017

Ports must step up to influence supply chain efficiency as the US becomes a top petrochemical exporter in the global markets, a supply chain expert told Petrochemical Update.

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...


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