DC Developments: December 7, 2022

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Carquest and Worldpac

A new Carquest Auto Parts and Worldpac distribution centre has opened in Bolton, Ontario. It is the first facility that combines Carquest and Worldpac distribution centre operations under one roof. The new facility measures approximately 580,000 square feet and has the capacity to house more than 350,000 automotive parts for the majority of domestic and import vehicles in Canada. The new Carquest and Worldpac distribution centre employs more than 200. The facility serves more than 130 Carquest stores and Worldpac branches across central and eastern Canada.


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has sold a property in Toronto’s South Etobicoke district for $200 million. The 76-acre parcel at 800 Kipling Ave. was sold to the City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Kinectrics. The site is one of the last remaining large-scale employment parcels in the City of Toronto and currently includes nearly 550,000 square feet of industrial/warehouse development, anchored by OPG and Kinectrics, and more than 225,000 square feet of office space. The site has potential for future development, with planning policy allowing for industrial density, office, self-storage and other uses. Overall, the property offers 51.8 acres of net developable land.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

Industrial Realty Group, LLC (IRG) is developing a distribution facility in Suffolk, Virginia. The project will be fully leased to RoadOne IntermodaLogistics. The new facility will provide transload services for inbound cargo from the Port of Virginia to U.S. markets. IRG purchased the 40-acre site in early June 2022. The new building will span about 227,000 sq. ft. and will include cross docking. RoadOne operates 95 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, including several in Virginia. This is the fourth new transload facility and the second in Virginia added in the last year and a half. IRG anticipates completion of the project in the third quarter of 2023.

Swissport Japan

Swissport opened an air cargo centre at Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) in November 2022. The new facility  supports the development of air transport and logistics for central Japan’s Tokai region and will be Swissport’s third domestic base, following Narita International and Kansai International Airport. The expansion of Swissport cargo facilities and services reflect the steady growth around Japan’s Tokai region, home to many large manufacturing companies. Swissport Japan was established in 2006 as a joint venture between Swissport International AG and Marubeni Corporation. The company has been providing airport ground services including passenger, ramp, cargo, lounge and executive aviation at six major airports in Japan: Narita, Haneda, Chubu, Kansai, Fukuoka, and Naha.