Texas Transportation Affects Material Pricing And Availability After Harvey
The three major railroads in the Texas areas affected by Hurricane Harvey (Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway, & Kansas City Southern Railway) are back up and running as of a September 13 report, but service delays are expected due to freight backlogs and trains under repair.
Polyethylene pricing has allowed producers to enforce a four-cent increase effective as soon as September 15 or October 1, depending on the supplier. Polypropylene has been reported to have seen a seven to eleven-cent increase.
To learn more, contact us or check out Plastic News’ article, “Post-Harvey, rail, trucking issues are impacting markets.”