U.S. Customs & Border Protection Designates East Coast Warehouse as a Centralized Examination Station for Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – November 15, 2016 – East Coast Warehouse & Distribution, a leading temperature-controlled logistics provider for the food and beverage industry, today announced it has been awarded a five-year contract by U.S. Customs & Border Protection to serve as a Centralized Examination Station (CES) for the Port of Entry of the Delaware River and Bay in Philadelphia beginning November 14, 2016.

Located at 1600 Warfield Street, East Coast Warehouse CES will be designated by CBP to perform the following exams:

  • Manifest Exam Team (MET)/Trade Compliance
  • Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET)
  • USDA Agriculture Quarantine Inspections (AQI)

East Coast Warehouse has more than 20 years of CES experience, and has served as the only comprehensive CES in New Jersey since 2012.

“We are honored U.S. Customs & Border Protection has extended our CES work to Philadelphia,” said Jamie Overley, CEO of East Coast Warehouse. “This contract speaks to our dedicated and knowledgeable team, as well as our relationship with CBP, which has grown and strengthened over the last two decades. We’re looking forward to expanding our footprint to Philadelphia and becoming more involved in the local business community.”

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority CEO Jeff Theobald welcomed East Coast Warehouse to the Port of Philadelphia, and expressed the Port community’s support for USCBP, noting, “USCBP Philadelphia does an amazing job protecting our nation’s borders and facilitating trade. We are proud of our strong working relationship with them, and look forward to working with them at the new East Coast Warehouse CES.”

For more information on East Coast Warehouse and its services, please visit www.ecwd.staging.wpengine.com.

About East Coast Warehouse & Distribution

For more than 60 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, 38 million cubic square foot facility strategically located in an overweight zone on the Port of New York/New Jersey, expedited U.S. Customs and Border Protection Exam Services, transportation capabilities and value-added services offers clients a 4PL end-to-end solution that is sophisticated and seamless. For more information, please visit www.ecwd.staging.wpengine.com.

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