JSW Steel (USA) Inc. Announces Agreement with PLS Logistics Services


BAYTOWN, Texas, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — JSW Steel (USA) Inc. (“JSW”) has entered into an agreement with PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), the largest industrial 3PL transportation services provider in North America. PLS will provide transportation and logistics solutions for outbound steel plate shipments from JSW’s plant in Baytown, Texas.

JSW operates one of the widest carbon plate mills in North America. JSW services shipyards, oilfield fabricators, heavy equipment producers, machinery makers and many other OEMs and distributors who need high-quality carbon plate and large diameter pipe.John Hritz, President and CEO of JSW commented, “I recall negotiating and concluding PLS’ first large steel manufacturing logistics contract when I was with another steel entity, and they have grown exponentially since then. We are pleased to partner with them going forward.”

“PLS’ technology-driven approach ensures that every freight move is optimized and tendered at the lowest cost, meeting service requirements while providing increased visibility through tracking, administration and reporting,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO.

PLS provides opportunities to overcome transportation challenges, such as load time delays and limited capacity. PLS expands JSW’s supply chain and offers broader and faster service to their customer network.

PLS’ scale, rich history in the steel industry, quality of service and competitive rates assure JSW that they can expand their volume and shipping needs.

About JSW Steel (USA) Inc.

JSW is a Texas-based corporation specializing in the production of discreet carbon steel plate thickness up to 6″and widths up to 160″, as well as large diameter pipe up to 80′ long with wall thickness up to 1″. Strategically located 30 miles southeast of Houston, JSW has the ideal site and capabilities to serve its global energy, rail and tank car, utility pole customers, and shipbuilding industries. To learn more, visit JSWSteel.US.

About PLS Logistics Services:

PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of logistics management, brokerage and technology services for shippers across all industries. PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail and barge, air and ocean. The PLS carrier network consists of over 20,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

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