CEVA Opens Multi-User Distribution Facility at iPort
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s largest supply chain management companies has opened a state-of-the-art shared-user warehouse at the new iPort intermodal logistics park on the outskirts of Doncaster in the United Kingdom.
The 215,800 square-foot facility boasts a number of special features including Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) and gravity fed racking which enable a high density of stock to be stored via a first-in, first-out system. The site can accommodate up to 28,000 pallets, is adjacent to a 35-acre rail terminal, and offers parking bays for 110 heavy goods vehicles in its 55 meter yard.
Operating the facility on behalf of a number of consumer and retail customers, CEVA is able to provide warehousing, planning, transportation, administration, customized value-added services, and crossdocking functions from iPort. The site will begin by operating 24/6 and includes other features such as an in-rack sprinkler system and Transported Asset Protection Association security to ensure the safety of all stock.
“iPort gives us great access to the whole of the north of the UK enabling us to receive and deliver to customers in timely fashion,” said Michael O’Donoghue, CEVA’s executive vice president for UK, Ireland and Nordics. “The modern design of the facility and the built-in energy saving features such as intelligent LED lighting will enable us to reduce our overall carbon footprint and increase the sustainability of our operation whilst at the same time delivering the best-in-class services our customers have come to rightly expect.
“This is an important investment for CEVA,” O’Donoghue added. “It is a statement of the confidence we have in our business and most importantly, it will bring tangible benefits to our customers through economies of scale, shared resources and CEVA’s industry leading technology.”