KCSM discusses petrochemicals in Cancun

December 04, 2015

On November 7, KCSMS subdirectora de ventas Yesica Gloria Marrufo spoke at the Latin American Petrochemicals and Polymers Conference (LAPPC) in Cancun, Mexico.  The conference covered global trends affecting the Latin America petrochemical industry, polyethylene capacity expansions, the growth and competitiveness of the Mexican polypropylene market, Latin America polypropylene demand growth and the Latin American petrochemical forecast for 2016 through 2020.  

Gloria Marrufo’s core message was that KCSM is a viable option for growing petrochemical volumes.  Like KCS executive vice president and chief marketing officer Brian Hancock pointed out at the recent petrochemical conference in Houston, Lazaro Cardenas is a great alternative to U.S. ports with finite capacity.   She also explained how the railway system in Mexico is an engine for economic development, moving nearly 26 percent of total land freight for the country.  She added that railroads are an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective means for moving large volumes a long distance.  

“KCS is a vital part of the petrochemical supply chain,” said Gloria Marrufo.  “New and expanding ethane crackers are being built on the network and we have the ability to reach markets in the U.S. and Mexico for export to Europe, Asia and South America.”