Thursday, September 17, 2015

US Shipping Group's Logistics Arm Open Two New Container Facilities

Florida Based Company Upgrades Handling Portfolio
Shipping News Feature

US – The Crowley Maritime Corporation has opened two new warehouses in Jacksonville to serve customers with current full and LCL container requirements. The shipping group’s former premises at its Port Jacksonville Parkway location has now been replaced by a terminal at 1350 Tradeport Drive, on the city’s north side near Jacksonville International Airport, which opened this week.

From 1 October a second facility situated at 2061 SCL Drive, near I-95 and the 20th Street Expressway (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) will open for the purpose of serving the needs of customers with LCL (less than container load) and cross-docking services. This 45,580-square foot bonded facility has 31,500 square feet available for cross-docking, 58 dock high doors and more than 150 container yard spots.

Customers can utilise the warehouse for such things as cargo segregation, P.O. management, cargo tracking, transfers, freight forwarding, cargo insurance, consolidation and deconsolidation, less than trailer load and HazMat handling. Ayesha Diaz, Crowley’s General Manager for Logistics commented:

“The cross-dock business has also been growing dramatically in the past year. Therefore, it is very important for us to have enough yard space to allocate for the equipment and to have multiple doors that allow us to turn the equipment faster. With this new facility we will be able to accomplish this while also managing additional volume.”

The Tradeport Drive warehouse consists of 49,702-square feet and will mainly be concerned with various warehousing and distribution-focused services including cargo receiving and segregation, labelling, packing and crating, pick and pack/kitting, storage, inventory management, retail schedule deliveries and, once again, HazMat handling. Diaz observed:

“Crowley’s warehousing and distribution business has continued to grow [and] both of these warehouse moves are part of a larger strategy to improve the customer experience while aligning our operational and customer needs.”