Frontier Logistics’ 550,000-square-foot facility will support the handling of plastic and resin exports from the Port of Charleston.
South Carolina Ports Authority officials on Wednesday celebrated the expansion of Frontier Logistics’ local operations with the groundbreaking of an approximately 550,000-square-foot warehousing facility that will support the handling of plastic and resin exports from the Port of Charleston.
“Charleston is the emerging pivot point for both export and import U.S. resin and the Frontier Logistics expansion is a key component of the port’s planned above-market volume growth,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.
With the port’s synthetic resin exports growing by 55% since 2011, demand for facilities has increased, SCPA said, adding that Frontier’s groundbreaking on 26 acres at a former Navy base “will be a significant advantage for continued growth.”
SCPA said Palmetto Railways was among the local entities helping to make the new facility a reality.
“Palmetto Railways is proud to have partnered with the Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Ports Authority, the city of North Charleston and Charleston County to bring a leader in the plastics and resin warehousing and distribution industry to North Charleston,” said Jeffrey McWhorter, Palmetto Railways president and CEO. “Frontier Logistics will be a tremendous asset to both our port and to our community.”
The new site will be rail served by Palmetto Railways, which will connect it to Norfolk Southern and CSX routes.