Transportation and logistics provider BAX Global Inc. has just opened a new 100,000 square foot cargo service center directly on the infield at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
The facility has 16 dock doors, refrigerated and security storage areas, and tunnel access to terminal aprons for easy freight access to and from cargo planes. The facility allows for faster access to processing shipments, as well as better control and management of goods with a 71,500 square foot full-bonded on-premise warehouse.
“We have the advantage of speed of delivery with Customs. We don’t have to send (documentation) around the facility as Customs is just down the road. And with scanners at the facility, we have an operating advantage with digitized paperwork (in terms of transparency),” Lincoln Garraway, director of national sales for BAX Global Canada, told Canadian Transportation & Logistics at the grand opening of the new facilities on June 21.
The grand opening attracted some 1500 visitors to the new ISO 9002-certified center, including BAX Global Inc.’s President (worldwide), Joey Carnes.
“We were able to lay out the center with the efficiencies that we wanted, and we are demonstrating to our clients that we have capacity to grow and efficiency,” Carnes told CT&L.
Carnes said that BAX Global, and the industry in general, is heading “mode-neutral” in terms of rolling stock assets.
“We match the requirements in the market with the right mode-customers prefer not to be billed for high asset costs if you can avoid it. They don’t care how it travels but they care that it’s on time. So we’re expanding our capacity and our network while taking down aircraft use. In fact, since 1997, air use has been declining. But you have to have the right mix between fleet capacity and for example, risk with using commercial,” he said. BAX has now also rolled out its BAXSaver transportation service to include delivery between Canada and the U.S.
BAXSaver now offers time-definite door-to-door delivery throughout the U.S. and between the U.S. and Canada.
“The immediate success of BAXSaver in the U.S. market prompted us to move it quickly north. Even with normal customs and documentation requirements, this service provides our customers with another opportunity to competitively sell their products over the Canada-U.S. transborder market,” said Carnes.
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