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Ryder opens new logistics operations facility in Ontario, Canada

LBR Staff Writer Published 04 January 2018

Ryder System has opened a new logistics operating center (LOC) in London, Ontario, to provide services to customers in the Eastern Canada region.

The new facility features 30,000ft² building with office and cross-docking space, in addition to parking spaces for 286 trailers and 162 tractors.

Ryder’s new facility will offer cross-dock solutions, which allow to distribute goods with less storage time.

The facility will receive inbound shipments coming from the US. They will be unloaded and sorted for final store delivery, and redeployed outbound within 24 hours.

This process helps retailer customers to reduce their transportation costs and meet customer demand and fulfill omni-channel or forward stocking on fast-moving items.

Situated between Detroit and Toronto, the new facility will help Ryder to serve customers on both sides of the border.

According to the company, the new facility can handle over 3,000 cross-border freight movements per month between the US, Canada and Mexico.

Ryder international supply chain solutions vice president Gene Sevilla said: “This facility is a key element of our cross border operation between Canada and the US.”

“It enables Ryder to continue to grow in the Canadian market, and further supports Ryder’s handling of cross-border freight movements on behalf of North American retailers and manufacturers in various industries.”

Ryder provides commercial fleet management, transportation and supply chain solutions to the customers.

The company is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, which supports national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Image: Ryder’s new logistics operating center in London, Ontario. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.