Expansion Points to Increasing Importance of Savannah as a Retail Logistics Gateway to the Southeast
July 7, 2016
Savannah, GA, July 7,
The facility is located on 26 acres and offers direct access to the Georgia Port Authority, the NS Dillard Yard and direct rail service from Norfolk Southern. With113 trailer parking positions and 50 exterior dock doors, the facility is designed to support both cross-dock and traditional retail warehousing and fulfillment operations.
“The Savannah Gateway is a great expansion of our existing operations for clients who want quick and efficient access to customers in the Southeast,” said Lou Riccitelli, VP of East Coast Operations for PLG. “We seeded the team here with experienced retail operators to complement our local leadership and workforce. Customers who choose Savannah as a port of entry will benefit from the very efficient local port operations and an expert team that understands the demands of retail fulfillment.”
“This expansion marks an important element in strengthening our four-corner strategy,” said Greg Morello, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Port Logistics Group. “We’ve experienced significant demand for high-quality omnichannel solutions in the Savannah market and this location offers another option for new and existing clients to reach their customers faster. Today, PLG can offer consistent, high-quality service – on the same information system platform and using the same processes – at each of the four major gateway ports, representing nearly 80% of the import volume to
Founded in 2008, Port Logistics Group specializes in high-touch distribution for retailers and retail manufacturers through coastal gateway markets. Currently, Port Logistics Group occupies 6.5 million square feet of building space throughout the U.S. with a focus on supporting its customers in logistics markets in close proximity to ports.
Rich Reba | Director of Marketing | Whiplash | Rich.Reba@whiplash.com | 201-345-9075 x2601
Port Logistics Group (PLG), one of the nation’s leading providers of omnichannel logistics services, announced its acquisition of Whiplash Merchandising, Inc in April of 2019. Now a PLG company, Whiplash Merchandising Inc. is an ecommerce technology company providing best-in-class integration, order management system (OMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) capabilities to emerging brands. Whiplash enables the digital, omnichannel supply chain with fulfillment technology that transforms complex retail requirements into fail-safe instructions for warehouse employees worldwide. For more information, visit: whiplash.com.