The latest development is located within the building designated as Savannah D, less than two miles from Interstate 95, 10 miles from I-16 and within eight miles of the Port of Savannah.
The Port of Savannah forms a distribution centre hub, with more than 4m sq. ft. of local warehouse space available, with an occupancy rate greater than 88%.
“Matson’s decision to expand its East Coast distribution centre in Savannah will provide its customers cost-effective and reliable access to 44% of the US population,” said Georgia Ports Authority executive director, Curtis Foltz. He added that using Georgia’s deep-water ports to deliver goods much closer to Eastern US markets cuts the cost of ground transportation.
“Our new operation expands on our ability to move retail goods through the Port of Savannah,” said Mark Ferzacca, assistant vice president of sales for Matson Logistics Warehousing. “More companies are using East Coast distribution centres to have their product closer to a rapidly growing regional market. Our centre’s strategic location directly aligns with the demands of a growing regional population,\” he added
Georgia Port Authority Board Chairman, Robert Jepson, said, “The Port of Savannah’s location as the most westerly of the Atlantic Coast ports makes it the gateway of choice for markets such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, Louisville, Charlotte and beyond”.