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Crowley Logistics opens expanded warehouse facility in Miami, US

LBR Staff Writer Published 05 April 2018

Crowley Logistics has opened a new expanded Medley warehouse in Miami, US, in a bid to provide enhanced supply chain services to the customers in South Florida.

In November 2017, the company started the expansion project, and consolidated the Medley and Doral facilities into one warehouse facility in Medley.

Crowley has added 60,000ft² of space to the location. The new 180,000ft² facility features more than 5,000 pallet rack positions and 95 container parking spots, as well as an improved and single direction truck flow to avoid cross-traffic and increase safety.

The new facility offers a full package of supply chain services, including air and ocean cargo consolidation/deconsolidation, pool point distribution, pick, pack and sorting, labeling, packing and crating, inventory management and customs brokerage.

The warehouse includes a foreign trade zone (FTZ) area, which facilitates to receive, store and process cargo without it being subject to formal US Customs entry procedures and payment of duties until the cargo enters the US.

Duties, quota charges, state inventory tax, ad valorem or personal property taxes will not be evaluated until the product is taken from the FTZ.

In addition, the customers can place cargo in FTZ facility for an unlimited period, which is a major change from the earlier 14-day deadline associated with bonded cargo.

To meet the demands of the e-commerce market, the facility includes a separate area for same day processing of around 1,000 small packages received from online shopping.

Crowley logistics and commercial services general manager and senior vice president Frank Larkin said:  “This improved consolidation facility is designed to enhance the customer experience, increase the velocity of our customers’ supply chains, decrease total landed costs and offer seamless and reliable collaboration among the varying components of transport.

“Our warehousing and distribution experts can now utilize the additional features of this space to develop quality solutions for shippers who have full or less-than-container loads of cargo moving though the South Florida area.”

Image: The new expanded Medley warehouse provides a full package of supply chain services. Photo: courtesy of Crowley Maritime Corporation.