Although much of the U.S. chemical production is concentrated in about a dozen states, the business of chemistry has customers located throughout the United States and around the world. Thus, a large volume of chemistry products is moved within the U.S. and to foreign destinations every year, playing an important role in the transportation services industry.
Chemical companies are some of the largest shippers across all modes of transportation. Nearly a billion metric tons of products were transported in 2021. And the industry’s transportation future needs are only expected to increase as the chemical manufacturing in the U.S. grows.