Inside Logistics

DC developments: August 31, 2021

Who's building, buying and developing greenfield, brownfield, new and repurposed distribution centres around the world


August 31, 2021
by

Stord

Stord is opening a 386,000 square-foot facility in Atlanta that will integrate state-of-the-art robotics and automation technology, provide additional capacity for warehousing and fulfillment services, and bring hundreds of new jobs to the area over the next two years. Stord plans to use the facility to test new technologies and processes with the goal of sharing supply chain innovations across its national network of hundreds of warehouse partners.

Alliance Ground International

Cargo handling services provider Alliance Ground International (AGI) has opened a new 76,000-square-foot off-airport air cargo facility five minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, to process import freight. The handler is also relocating from existing facilities at Newark (EWR) to a 24,000-square-foot facility on airport at EWR to handle outbound/export cargo and offer a dual-facility solution. Arriving import cargo will be trucked to the new off-airport facility by an AGI in-house shuttle service. The off-airport facility will have 19 cargo bay doors, active unit load device (ULD) charging stations, ULD storage and cold storage, pharma handling areas, increased security, and easy access to major highways. It also has electronic flight boards, mobile technology for ramp operations, and truck queuing and management software. AGI has committed to long-term lease agreements for both facilities.

Amazon

Amazon is opening a new robotics fulfillment centre and five new delivery stations in Florida. The new 630,000 square-foot fulfillment centre, in Tallahassee, Florida will open in late 2022. It will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs picking and packing small items, such as books, electronics and toys, with opportunities to work with advanced robotics. The company also announced a new fulfillment centre in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which is set to create 500 full-time jobs. Amazon currently operates more than 50 sites in Florida for customer fulfillment and delivery operations, including more than 10 facilities that launched in 2020.