Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Shared User Facility Opens at iPort Intermodal Logistics Park

Supply Chain Outfit Offers Full Panoply of Services
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UK – Supply chain management firm Ceva Logistics, has officially opened a state of the art 215,800 square foot shared-user warehouse at the new iPort intermodal logistics park on the outskirts of Doncaster in the UK. The facility boasts a number of special features including very narrow aisle and gravity fed racking which enable a high density of stock to be stored via a 'first in, first out' system. The site can accommodate up to 28,000 pallets and, as well as being adjacent to a 35 acre rail terminal, offers parking bays for 110 HGV’s within its yard area.

Operating the facility on behalf of a number of consumer and retail customers Ceva says it is able to provide warehousing, planning, transport, administration, customised value-added services and cross-docking functions from iPort. The site will begin by operating June 24 and includes other features such as an in-rack sprinkler system and TAPA security (Transported Asset Protection Association) to ensure the safety of all stock. Ceva's Executive Vice President UK, Ireland and Nordics, Michael O'Donoghue, said:

"Situated at Junction 3 of the M18 motorway, iPort gives us great access to the whole of the north of the UK enabling us to receive and deliver to customers in timely fashion. The modern design of the facility and the built-in energy saving features such as intelligent LED lighting will enable us to reduce our overall carbon footprint and increase the sustainability of our operation whilst at the same time delivering the best-in-class services our customers have come to rightly expect.

“This is an important investment for Ceva. It is a statement of the confidence we have in our business and most importantly, it will bring tangible benefits to our customers through economies of scale, shared resources and Ceva’s industry leading technology.”

Photo: Development has been rapid with February 2017 approach roads and warehouse area still to be constructed whilst (inset) recent progress can be appreciated.