LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Port Logistics Group, one of the nation's leading providers of omnichannel logistics services, today announced its first expansion into the Midwest. The company will take control of multi-client operations at a 305,000 square-foot facility in Columbus, Ohio following a new customer win in the home goods category. In addition to attracting wholesalers and retailers requiring Midwest-based logistics services to distribution centers (DCs) and stores, the Columbus facility will serve a growing roster of Port Logistics Group ecommerce retailers as they expand their direct-to-consumer (D2C) businesses.
"The Midwest is a critical part of our strategy as we continue to build our ecommerce profile. The new Columbus facility gives us the ability to reach the majority of U.S. consumers with fast, cost effective ground service," said Jeff Wolpov, CEO of Port Logistics Group. "We are bringing our 3PL expertise to a highly seasoned management team and warehouse associates skilled in omnichannel fulfillment to this new customer, along with our warehouse management and ecommerce technologies."
Customers of Port Logistics Group at the Ohio facility will benefit from the logistics provider's full range of value-added services, such as kitting, specialized packaging, and returns processing programs, in addition to its strategic partnerships with parcel carriers for discounted freight rates. The location supports reduced fulfillment costs for customers while decreasing transit times to provide an improved customer experience.
"Online retailers today need to efficiently reach their U.S. customers via ground service and the Ohio region provides a single ship point or serves as a complementary ship point for our clients to better serve their customer base," said Brian Weinstein, vice president of business development at Port Logistics Group.
Columbus marks Port Logistics Group's first entry into the Midwest market, and its 16th U.S. facility. In addition to multi-facility campuses near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the logistics provider operates three facilities near the ports of New York and New Jersey; and single fulfillment centers in Savannah, Ga; Seattle, Wash.; and most recently, Jacksonville, Fla.
About Port Logistics Group
Port Logistics Group is the nation's leading provider of omnichannel logistics services, including value-added warehousing and distribution, transloading and crossdocking, ecommerce fulfillment and national transportation. With 6.3 million square feet of warehouse space strategically located in and around major North American ports, Port Logistics Group provides the critical link between international transportation and the last-mile supply chain. For more information, visit: www.portlogisticsgroup.com.
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