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DC developments: July 20, 2021

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July 20, 2021
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Savannah Port Logistics Center

Walls are going up at Savannah Port Logistics Center Building II.

Capital Development Partners is tilting walls and erecting steel for the 1,193,920 square foot Savannah Port Logistics Center Building II. It will be ready for occupancy in Q3 2021 to serve importers and exporters. The building offers dual rail service or cross dock options.

Thirteen kilometres from the Savannah Port, and served by multiple highways, the site is in the heart of the Savannah industrial market. Nearby container facilities will allow for 3,300 container storage spots, 490 rail car spots, excellent transloading capability and dual rail service provided by Genesee and Wyoming Railroad (GWRR), CSX and NSF.

Demand for modern facilities in a land-constrained market is fueled by the widening of the Panama Canal, the strategic position of the Savannah Port and the emergence of e-commerce. “Savannah Port Logistics Center Building II is perhaps the most significant industrial facility available on the East Coast of the U.S. said John Knox Porter, CEO of Capital Development Partners.

ADUSA Supply Chain

The ADUSA Supply Chain network expanded on July 17, with the first shipments departing from a new distribution campus in Mauldin, SouthCarolina, bound for local Food Lion stores. The 1.1 million square foot campus consists of nine buildings and a sizable training and conference center.

The distribution centre, acquired from C&S Wholesale Grocers in May, is now one of the largest DCs in the ADUSA Supply Chain network, and when fully operational will fulfill grocery, fresh, frozen, health and beauty care and break pack for nearly 200 grocery stores. Dairy, fresh and frozen products are the first to begin shipping from the site.

“The opening of the Mauldin distribution campus is another important step forward in our work to transform the ADUSA supply chain network, deepening our distribution reach into the Southeast,” said Chris Lewis, president, ADUSA Supply Chain.