A logistics company plans to expand its Chatham County operations by investing in an $80 million facility that will create 200 new jobs, according to an announcement from the company Tuesday.
Port City Logistics, a third-party logistics company, will construct a new headquarters and warehouse facility at 5816 Hwy. 21 in Port Wentworth, according to the Savannah Daily Morning News.
With the expansion, Port City will handle an additional 50,400 twenty-foot equivalent units through the Port of Savannah annually.
“We believe strongly in the future of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and this facility shows our commitment to make this the best major port gateway in the U.S.,” Billy Robinson, chairman of Port City Logistics, said in a statement.
The company launched in Savannah almost 20 years ago, and since its inception has provided warehousing and shipping, as well as brokerage transportation solutions to a highly diversified customer base.
The company operates nine distribution centers within a 10-mile radius of the GPA including Foreign Trade Zone, Customs Bonded, Food-Grade and e-commerce specializations.
“Being a few hundred yards from the GPA Garden City Terminal gates makes this an ideal property to serve Savannah and the Southeast. The supply chain landscape, especially e-commerce, is changing faster than ever, and this 1.1 million-square-foot facility gives us the agility to service any need,” said Eric Howell, CEO of Port City Logistics.
The facility is expected to be complete in less than two years. For more on hiring at Port City Logistics, visit its website.
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