ELIZABETH, NJ – January 29, 2024 – To better serve their growing customer base in the greater Savannah, GA area, East Coast Warehouse & Distribution today announced an agreement to expand their existing footprint with the lease of an additional 500,000 square feet of new warehouse space adjacent to their existing facility in Morgan Lakes Industrial Park. With this expansion, the company – a leading temperature-controlled logistics provider to the food and beverage industry – now operates one million square feet of warehouse space in the Savannah market and more than three million square feet of warehouse space on the East Coast.
“The Port of Savannah continues to grow and attract commerce with a high level of support from the Port, and local and state government,” said East Coast Warehouse CEO Jamie Overley. “Our expansion in the greater Savannah area allows us to continue to execute our vision and commitment to our customers of providing an end-to-end national temperature-controlled third-party logistics solution with regional expertise.”
This is the latest move for the company, a leading temperature-controlled logistics provider to the food and beverage industry, as it expands down the East Coast. In Savannah, East Coast Warehouse will leverage its port-based expertise to offer temperature-controlled warehousing, container drayage, local and regional trucking and national freight brokerage services. The company will hire an additional 50 people over the next year to support its continued growth. In addition to Savannah, East Coast Warehouse has strategic locations on the Ports of New York/New Jersey, where the company is headquartered, and in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
East Coast Warehouse continually receives awards and recognition. Since 2015, the company has been recognized annually as a Top 3PL and Cold Storage Provider by Food Logistics Magazine, and since 2019, its sister company Safeway Trucking has been annually recognized as a Top 100 Trucking Company by Inbound Logistics. In May 2023, East Coast Warehouse was named to Inbound Logistics’ Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners list.
For more information on East Coast Warehouse and its services, please visit www.eastcoastwarehouse.com.
About East Coast Warehouse & Distribution
For more than 65 years, East Coast Warehouse & Distribution has served as a preeminent 4PL leader, offering integrated temperature-controlled logistics services to food and beverage importers. Its state-of-the-art facilities, totaling 72 million cubic feet, strategically located on the Ports of New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Savannah, expedited customs exam services, transportation capabilities and value-added services offers clients a 4PL end-to-end solution that is sophisticated and seamless. East Coast Warehouse partnered with and received an investment from Equity Group Investments, the private investment firm of Sam Zell. For more information, please visit www.eastcoastwarehouse.com.
About Equity Group Investments
Equity Group Investments (EGI) is a private investment firm founded more than 50 years ago by Sam Zell. Backed by private capital, EGI is flexible and opportunistic with a primary focus on direct private investment opportunities but has the in-house expertise to invest across the capital structure. As a long-term investor, EGI actively partners with portfolio company executives to execute strategic planning, implement operational efficiencies, and scale businesses. EGI has grown companies across numerous industries into multi-billion-dollar businesses throughout economic cycles. EGI’s current portfolio includes investments in healthcare, transportation and logistics, infrastructure, energy, consumer, industrial, manufacturing, agri-business, and real estate. For more information, visit www.egizell.com.
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