This strategic move into the nation’s fourth-busiest port will serve the growing demand for reliable full-service logistics and food warehousing options as businesses increasingly seek enhanced import options on the East Coast.
CRANBURY, N.J. (July 31, 2023) — Port Jersey Logistics, a leading provider of logistics solutions for more than seven decades, continues a banner year of growth by announcing its family of companies now serve the Port of Savannah in southeast Georgia. This strategic move into the nation’s fourth-busiest port will serve the growing customer demand for reliable logistics services and the increasing trend among businesses to seek enhanced import options on the East Coast.
With a heavy focus on food logistics, Port Jersey Logistics and its fully-owned partners, Continental Logistics and Tyler Distribution, will provide food warehousing options that were not readily available in the market. Their services in Savannah include:
“Our customer-focused family approach to conducting business will resonate with the people who live and work in this area renowned for its Southern hospitality, “ Port Jersey Logistics President Jeff Ramella said. “Our goal is to build long-term relationships, provide personalized solutions, and set a new standard for customer service excellence in the region.”
This expansion push began in late 2022 when Tyler Distribution leased a 281,000 sq. ft. Class A warehouse in Savannah that offers food-grade facilities, omnichannel e-commerce capabilities, and a large, secure container yard. The facility also accommodates office space for Continental Logistics, which handles all domestic transportation services for Port Jersey customers.
Since then, Port Jersey has actively recruited and hired skilled operations staff, forged partnerships with local business associations and development authorities, and engaged in ongoing employee training and support. “This comprehensive approach underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional service and meeting the unique logistics needs of businesses in the region,” Ramella said.
This strategic move into the second-largest East Coast port—a primary maritime route for trade between the U.S. and countries in Asia, Latin America, and Europe—positions the Port Jersey family of brands for immense growth. According to industry data, in 2022, the Port of Savannah handled 5,763,711 TEUs, a number projected to grow by 750,000 TEUs in 2023.
“We hope that this is only the first of many facilities that Port Jersey will be operating in the Savannah region,” Ramella said.
Port Jersey Logistics is a second-generation, family-owned 3PL providing expert-level solutions for storing and transporting food and beverages, wine and spirits, food ingredients, consumer packaged goods, and health and beauty products. Visit portjersey.com to learn more.
Join us as we explore the cold chain's future, uncovering the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in Q1 2024. In the wake of persistent challenges, understanding the recovery dynamics of the broader freight market becomes imperative.