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Katoen Natie launches Houston Polymers Terminal

The Texas-based Katoen Natie Gulf Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of the Belgian Katoen Natie group of companies, has opened its newest US facility, the Houston Polymers Terminal, the company has announced.


The state-of-the-art facility features 1,200,000 square feet of warehousing; a rail car storage yard with a capacity of 300; bulk packaging silos with blending capabilities; a variety of bagging and semi-bulk packaging capabilities; a truck scale; and a turnkey compounding platform for Chevron Phillips’ Rytonâ .

 

In addition to the complete range of services offered at the platform, Houston Polymers Terminal is designated a Foreign Trade Zone, providing special customs procedures and tax relief for local resin producers active in the international market.

Katoen Natie’s successful entry into North America began in 1997 with the acquisition of Interpak Terminals with platforms in Houston, Texas, and Edison, New Jersey. In 1999 the company opened an additional platform in Edison, New Jersey, and in 2000 began operations in the Chicago area. Recently it opened in Louisiana and, in March, doubled its operations on the Gulf Coast when it acquired one of its major competitors, C&D Warehouse. Katoen Natie also has operations in Canada and Mexico.

Katoen Natie combines engineering, technology and port operations to offer global, tailor-made solutions to the chemical and automotive industries, and to the consumer goods, electronics and retail sectors. It is active at 85 platforms in 22 countries in Europe, North America, South America and the Far East and has a total payroll of more than 6,000 people.

 

Reported by
FIT
23 June 2004

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