Chemicals and petrochemicals are essential to society as a whole and our day-to-day lives. In fact, it’s estimated that 96 percent of all manufactured goods depend on the use of chemicals. In addition, petrochemical products or “petchems,” which are organic chemicals derived from crude oil or natural gas, are used in manufacturing everything from plastics to bicycle helmets, from nylons to medical devices.
“Petrochemical products have played a vital role in human achievement both on Earth and in the skies,” states Omar Zambrano, COO of Prime Group, citing everything from wind turbines that create clean energy to space suits that allow astronauts to explore in outer space. In addition, petrochemicals can make many consumer products stronger or more useful. Workout clothing is sweat resistant, nylon is stronger, or a parachutist can rely on safer straps. Cars have become lighter and more fuel efficient. And the list goes on.
Daily, across the globe, Prime Group’s Prime Logistics division assists its global portfolio of clients with diverse logistics, transportation, and storage options for movement of both chemicals and petrochemicals, as well as the raw materials needed for creating those. While some goods are hazardous (hazmat) in nature, others are not.
Regarding what’s specifically happening in 2022, Zambrano notes that most recently he has seen increases in chemical industry shipments by Prime Logistics’ customers for both the medical and cleaning products industries. So, petrochemical products, for example, might be transported from a refining facility in Texas first via roadway, then transferred to rail, and then loaded on a plane. From there, the journey might transport those to another U.S. state or overseas for manufacturing, packaging, and distribution – or it may be the reverse scenario. Final products might include lawn products, safety glasses, soap, medical resins, crayons, cosmetics, food preservations, and much more.
From start to finish, Prime Logistics’ certified representatives expertly manage clients’ shipments of both non-hazardous and hazardous goods via road, rail, sea, air, or a combination of those. Zambrano emphasizes that the company strictly adheres to all mandatory requirements and technical instructions set up by various international logistics agencies, industry groups such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA), national and state governments, as well as the United Nations. For example, Prime Logistics’ employees are IATA dangerous-goods-certified.
In today’s business marketplace, chemicals and petrochemicals increasingly are part of a global supply chain. Many petrochemical manufacturing locations are in Texas and Louisiana in the U.S., northeastern England in the United Kingdom, as well as in India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Singapore. Thus, Prime Logistics taps into such air hubs as Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, and others beyond in order to transport these products expeditiously to and from client locations, manufacturing operations, and distribution centers across the globe.
“For businesses that need special handling for toxic, flammable, corrosive, poisonous, or other specially classified goods, Prime Logistics is ready to answer your questions and suggest solutions,” Zambrano emphasizes. Experienced staff will assist with best practices, hazmat documentation/packing, customs clearances, insurance guidance, time-sensitive solutions, supply chain monitoring, inventory management, cost efficiencies, and intermodal transport. The list goes on.
“Above all, we place a strong focus on the best safety, environmental, and health practices to protect the people, communities, and the environment – as chemicals and petrochemicals are transported along an often-intermodal shipping journey,” Zambrano notes. “We also offer real-time, 24/7 customer support for the client’s peace of mind.”
In today’s world, it’s a reality that nearly every manufactured product uses chemicals or petrochemicals in some way as “building blocks.” There isn’t an airplane, car, ship, or plane that doesn’t have some components made from those. But usage goes far beyond transportation. Whether consumers text via their cell phones, drive cars with lightweight bumpers to save on fuel consumption or generate eco-friendly power via solar panels, they’re relying on goods made with petrochemical components.
As demand for petrochemical and chemical transportation continues its strong upward swing this year, particularly in medical and cleaning industry circles, Zambrano says, “Prime Logistics is ready to assist business clients in navigating through all complexities of the multiple supply chains.”
About Prime Logistics Group
One of four divisions of Prime Group, an international logistics services conglomerate founded in Ecuador in 2001, Prime Logistics Group serves to streamline, optimize, and expedite freight to and from the U.S. for a wide range of major industries.
With offices and warehouse facilities in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Bogota, Quito, and Amsterdam, Prime Logistics capitalizes on its long-time relationships with the major air carriers and ocean lines to offer competitive rates in securing ample space to destinations all around the world.
For information, call 305-592-2044 or visit WWW.PRIMELOGISTICSGROUP.COM.