Canada Cartage Logistics opens new DC

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
The First Gulf facility is close to all major GTA highways. (CCLS photo)

TORONTO – Canada Cartage Logistics Solutions (CCLS) is opening a new 300,000 square foot fulfillment centre in Brampton, Ontario.

The new facility is opening in phases starting in July and continuing to the end of 2020. It has been built to manage increasing demand for e-commerce and fulfillment services, the company said.

The First Gulf facility is close to all major GTA highways, and is the third fulfillment centre for CCLS in Eastern Canada.

The new distribution centre comprises 300,000 sq.ft. of warehouse space, of which 100,000 sq.ft. is Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compatible, with air conditioning to accommodate natural health products (NHP).

It has 42 dock doors and 2 drive-in doors, and parking for 40 trailers.

The gated yard has full security camera coverage and the building is equipped with Early Suppression, Fast Response (EFSR) sprinklers.

Its LED lighting, results in 75 percent less energy use.

With the opening of the new facility, Canada Cartage now has 12 transport terminals and 7 fulfillment centres across the country, as well as cross-border freight consolidation partners along the Canada-US border.

Canada Cartage Logistics Solutions (CCLS) is the logistics division of the Canada Cartage group of companies. CCLS provides managed transportation and fulfillment and distribution services from facilities across Canada in all major markets, and specializes in e-commerce and rapid deployment solutions.

Its parent group, Canada Cartage, was founded in 1914 and is the country’s largest provider of outsourced fleet solutions, providing dedicated equipment and drivers to both small and large firms. The firm also provides general freight services and home delivery.