Non-vessel-operating common carrier Shipco Transport will open a new International Cargo Terminals (ICT) export warehouse in Long Beach, Calif., on Jan. 7.
ICT, with warehouses in Elizabeth, N.J. and in Miami, is a Shipco subsidiary.
The new 188,000-square-foot facility is located 10 minutes from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
“It allows us to extend the same quality of service our customers currently enjoy on the East Coast to our customers in Southern California,” said Thorkild Hove, ICT’s senior vice president, in a statement.
The facility will have improved access for trucks with 60 bays for loading and unloading. Security will be employed with an advanced access control and alarm system, surveillance cameras and a monitored high-value security cage. ICT Long Beach will offer dedicated handling of export cargo, including hazardous, project shipments and trans-loading.
“We will also have a focus on green initiatives at the new facility. Low emission and electric forklifts, energy saving compact florescent lights and tree saving block and brace procedures will help to make our facility environmentally friendly,” added Michael Tiernan, vice president of ICT.
Effective Jan. 4, all Shipco cargo will be redirected to the new ICT facility, the NVO said.
Shipco is a subsidiary of Copenhagen-based Scan-Group and has more than 2,700 employees worldwide.