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Photo of the Week: Unloading Proppants - Port of Olympia

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Photo showing proppants (tiny ceramic beads) inbound into the Port of Olympia that will eventually be placed on rail cars destined for North Dakota. "Proppants" are made of either natural sand or a processed sand/ceramic combination and are the mechanism by which "hydraulic fracturing" or "frac'ing" is accomplished. Please click here to contact our Seattle Office or click here for a port estimate request.

Keywords: General Steamship, Seattle, Proppants, SSA Pacific, Port of Olympia, Port of Seattle, Experienced Agents, Ceramic Beads, January 2013, Vessel Agents.

Loading Proppants Port of Olympia
Photo provided by Bob Luxa, SSA Pacific