Crowley Opens Two New Warehousing/Distribution Centers in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Crowley Maritime Corp.’s logistics group has reported it will be opening two new warehouses in Jacksonville, FL, and expects them to better serve the needs of its full and less-than-container load customers shipping cargo through, or within the Northeast Florida-area.
“Crowley’s warehousing and distribution business has continued to grow,” said Ayesha Diaz, General Manager, Logistics. “Both of these warehouse moves are part of a larger strategy to improve the customer experience while aligning our operational and customer needs.”
The first of the two facilities opened earlier this week, and is located at 1350 Tradeport Drive, near Jacksonville International Airport. The company says it will serve as a replacement to the company’s Jacksonville Parkway location, and offers customers increased capacity and yard space as well as 12 dock-high doors for faster cargo handling. The 49,702 square-foot facility will offers various warehousing and distribution-focused services including cargo receiving and segregation, labeling, packing and crating, pick and pack/kitting, storage, inventory management, retail schedule deliveries, and HazMat handling, according to a press release.
On October 1, customers with less-than-container load and cross-docking service needs will reroute cargo to a new, secondary location near I-95 and the 20th Street Expressway (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway). The new facility will provide 31,500 square feet for cross-docking, 58 dock high doors, and more than 150 container yard spots.
“The cross-dock business has also been growing dramatically in the past year,” explained Diaz. “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.”
This 45,580 square-foot bonded facility will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, the company says. Customers can also utilize this warehouse and Crowley’s logistics personnel for a myriad of services, including cargo segregation, P.O. management, cargo tracking, transfers, freight forwarding, cargo insurance, consolidation and deconsolidation, less than trailer load, and HazMat handling.