A&R Logistics recently commenced operations at its new liquid chemical transloading station in Moncks Corner, S.C., near Charleston.
This is a first-of-its-kind transloading station for the company. It will help clients more seamlessly manage global distribution of product, A&R said.
A&R opened its Charleston export facility—where it packages, exports and imports plastic resin and other materials for some of the world's largest chemical companies—in November 2020.
The company has 160 feet of liquid transload track surrounding the facility that can load ISO tank containers and bulk domestic trailers from rail cars. Up to three ISO tanks can be loaded at a time. The loading process takes about one hour.
“Our new liquid chemical transloading station is yet another way A&R offers customers a full-service supply chain solution,” said Chris Ball, A&R president. “We can now safely and efficiently move bulk chemical product from railcar to ISO tank to port to customer. This benefits customers from a cost, speed and safety perspective with fewer touch-points along the supply chain.”
The new transloading station also provides the advantage of A&R’s relationship with CSX for customers’ rail and intermodal needs, the company added. With its close proximity to the Port of Charleston, which is served by all major shipping lines, plastics producers have a strategic global access point to global markets.