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Braskem USA, a leading producer of biopolymers, announced today it has selected Charleston, South Carolina, as the location for its new Global Export Hub to serve the company's international customers.
Expected to be completed by the third quarter, the new hub will have a capacity to support shipments of up to 450 million pounds of polypropylene and specialty polymers annually to customers worldwide, Braskem officials said in a press release.
The company will partner with the Port of Charleston and warehouse provider Frontier Logistics, which will construct, lease and provide services to Braskem under a five-year agreement, they said.
In the meantime, Braskem will continue to use its existing international export capabilities in Houston, which will also be maintained after the new Charleston hub is launched.
The Port of Charleston features daily express intermodal and merchandise rail services. CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway serve the port.