New logistics and warehousing facility in Baytown, TX (USA)
The site sits on 560 acres of land. A total of 2 million square feet of warehouse space is currently built out along with 530 hopper car spots. In 2017, we will continue expanding, increasing from the 2 million to 2.5 million sq ft if warehouse space and at least 700 hopper car spots. This site ultimately has a master plan of 11 million sq ft of warehousing with 3,000 hopper car spots. It is dual rail served by both the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads, which is in line with Katoen Natie’s philosophy to strategically pursue properties with multiple rail access, thus adding a competitive advantage for our customers. As Katoen Natie, we are looking to incorporate not only petrochemicals into this site, but also our specialty chemicals, consumer goods & industry, process engineering, and other business units.
20 years ago, Katoen Natie began its US operations in Houston with 500,000 sq ft of warehouse space. Now, we operate 5 million sq ft of warehouse space in Houston area, and over 6 million sq ft in the US.