Evergreen Line has made the Port of Savannah (Ga.) the first port of call on its Asia-U.S. East Coast service. The carrier says the move was prompted by growth in retail distribution center development around the Georgia port. The rotation of the 4,211-TEU vessel known as Ever Diadem 0453-081E is now Yantian – Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – Colon – Savannah – New York – Baltimore – Colon – Yantian. The new schedule allows goods from the last Chinese port in the rotation, Kaohsiung, to reach Savannah in just 22 days.
Logistics service provider OHL has added more warehouse space for clients in Memphis, Tenn. OHL has leased a 176,400-square-foot building in southeast Memphis to serve the needs of five new customers. That brings the total amount of warehouse space operated by OHL in the Memphis area to 1.4 million square feet.
Camping and outdoor equipment manufacturer Coleman Co. plans to open a 1.1 million-square-foot distribution center in Gardner, Kan., near Kansas City. The $43 million investment is expected to provide 170 jobs. In addition, Coleman's sister company, Pure Fishing, recently opened a 400,000-square-foot distribution facility at the Skyport Business Park in Kansas City.
C.H. Robinson, a third-party provider that offers truckload, less-than-truckload, rail, refrigerated transportation, and other services, has opened a new office in Corpus Christi, Texas. With the establishment of the Corpus Christi operation, C.H. Robinson now has an office in each port city in the United States.
Pet retailer Petco will soon be opening a new regional distribution center in Braselton, Ga. The 506,000-square-foot building represents a $33 million investment aimed at improving service to more than 200 stores in the Southeast. At full capacity, the DC is expected to create about 300 jobs.