Thursday, January 22, 2015

Third Party Supply Chain Group Opens Another New Logistics Facility

Four Terminals Now Serve One US City
Shipping News Feature

US – Third party supply chain specialist Ceva Logistics has expanded its market presence in Chicago with the opening of a fourth facility. The company's Chicago operations near O'Hare International Airport (ORD) now consists of four facilities totalling over 650,000 square feet with 115 total dock doors.

The new, 208,406 square foot, multi-use logistics facility features state-of-the-art security including a 128-camera CCTV system, gate and access control, and security on duty inside the building on a 24x7 basis. The facility has 30 dock doors and two van ramp doors. Based at 1925, Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, the new unit is directly adjacent to an existing Ceva location, creating a campus-type environment with opportunities to expand current services in the Chicago market and improve traffic flow in and out of the area.

The company’s permanent staff in Chicago now totals approximately 250 people, supplemented by a temporary workforce scaled according to seasonal demand which provides a variety of logistics services ranging from air and ground freight forwarding and consolidation to US domestic distribution and temperature-controlled transport and warehousing. Bill Stortenbecker, Managing Director of Ceva's Chicago operations commented:

"We are excited about the opportunity to expand our operations in the dynamic Chicago market. This new facility enables us to drive growth in our services across the board, our Hub ground network, domestic network, import and export gateway operations, export dock and logistics operations. We have been experiencing significant space constraints in Chicago; with this expansion, we are well-positioned to enhance both our international and domestic business."