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OmniTRAX Joins with A&R Logistics at Atlanta Waterfront Terminal

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OmniTRAX Joins with A&R Logistics at Atlanta Waterfront Terminal

OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and an affiliate of Denver-based The Broe Group, and A&R Logistics, North America’s largest provider of integrated dry bulk logistics solutions for the chemical and plastic industries, are opening a new transload facility in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Waterfront Terminal, located adjacent to the Fulton County Railway (FCR) tracks southwest of downtown, will initially enable the contents of 10 rail hopper cars to be simultaneously offloaded to trailers, with expansion expected. A&R will use the depot to transfer plastic pellets shipped by rail from resin producers across the country onto specialized pneumatic trailers and then transport the product to extruders throughout Georgia and neighboring states.

“The new Atlanta Waterfront Terminal is a great location for A&R, complete with access to the interstate system and great opportunities for growth,” says OmniTrax CEO Kevin Shuba. “We look forward to working with the A&R team to ensure the facility safely reaches its full potential.”

“The key to the Atlanta Waterfront Terminal is flexibility,” adds Dan Jaworski, chief commercial officer at A&R, which provides a comprehensive suite of services including transportation, warehousing, packaging and fully outsourced logistics management. “The location allows our trucks to get anywhere in the metro Atlanta area quickly and efficiently, plus the site is expandable to fit our growing needs.”

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Port of Vancouver USA Welcomes New Bulk Carrier

Vancouver, WA – The Port of Vancouver USA recently welcomed the bulk carrier Kypros Unity on her maiden voyage.

The Kypros Unity is a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier launched earlier this year in Japan. The ship is owned by Gloverthree Shipping Corp., chartered by Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and operated by Safety Management Overseas S.A.

The vessel is 738 feet long and has a deadweight capacity of 78,056 metric tons.

The Kypros Unity called at Busan, South Korea, to take on fuel before calling at Vancouver, where she loaded more than 64,000 metric tons of soybeans for China.

Agricultural products, including soybeans, wheat and corn, are the Port of Vancouver’s top exports by weight. The port has exported 278,014 metric tons of soybeans so far this year, mainly to Asia.


Port Manatee Begins Shipping Scrap Metal

Palmetto, FL – With the September call of the bulk carrier Sen Treasure, Port Manatee Scrap Metal Inc. is embarking upon exportation of scrap metal to Mexico from Port Manatee.

The ship departed Port Manatee bound for Veracruz last week after taking on a cargo of more than 13,325 metric tons of material trucked from the Port Manatee Scrap Metal facility located less than 2 miles from the dock.

The facility features a state-of-the-industry shredder system.

The port is looking to benefit in multiple ways from its proximity across the Gulf of Mexico to Mexican auto-making plants, including through its partnership with terminal operator, The Pasha Group.

The port recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pasha for the development and marketing of a full-service, multipurpose roll-on/roll-off terminal and vehicle processing facility.

The closest US deepwater seaport to the expanding Panama Canal, Port Manatee serves bulk, break-bulk, container, heavy-lift, project and general cargo customers.

The port generates more than $2.3 billion in annual economic impact for the local community, while supporting more than 24,000 jobs regionally, without the benefit of ad-valorem taxes.

“Port Manatee is delighted with its relationship with Port Manatee Scrap Metal and looks forward to numerous similar shipments for years to come,” said Carlos Buqueras, Port Manatee’s executive director.