(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp.’s logistics group is opening two new warehouses in Jacksonville, Fla., to better serve the needs of its full and less-than-containerload customers shipping cargo through, or within, the northeast Florida area.
The first of the two facilities opened Tuesday and is located at 1350 Tradeport Drive, on the city’s northside near Jacksonville International Airport. It replaces the company’s former 3700 Port Jacksonville Parkway location, and offers customers increased capacity and yard space along with 12 dock-high doors for faster cargo handling. The 49,702-square-foot facility will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 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.
“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.”
On Oct. 1, customers with less-than-containerload and cross-docking service needs should reroute cargo to a new, secondary location at 2061 SCL Drive, near I-95 and the 20th Street Expressway (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway). This 45,580-square-foot bonded facility will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. With 31,500 square feet available for cross-docking, 58 dock-high doors and more than 150 container yard spots, customers can utilize the 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-trailerload and hazmat handling.
“The cross-dock business has also been growing dramatically in the past year,” said 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.”