05 October 2009 10:40 [Source: ICIS news]
BERLIN (ICIS news])--Bertschi is to set up five hubs across Europe in the next six to eight months to handle and distribute plastics from the Middle East, the Swiss logistics company said Monday.
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Bertschi was speaking on the sidelines of the annual European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) conference.
Work on the Middlesbrough facility; which includes a 20,000m² warehouse for storing and handling bulk plastics, started in September and is due to be completed in the first quarter of 2010, Bertschi said.
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Bertschi said about 2m tonnes/year of European plastics production capacity will disappear over the next three years as new plants start up in the Middle East.
The company is also in the process of establishing a logistics joint venture in
The four-day EPCA conference ends on 6 October.
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