Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Zealand Freight Handling Boost For Supply Chain and Logistics Group

Official Opening of Auckland Cargo Hub
Shipping News Feature

NEW ZEALAND – Following the extension of its Australian LCL services in March, supply chain management company CEVA Logistics, today officially opened its new multi-user warehouse complex in Auckland, as part of the company’s commitment to strengthen its international air freight, ocean freight and contract logistics operations in New Zealand. The 16,500 square metre complex is located within the Auckland Airport Business District, the largest transport hub in New Zealand, ensuring close proximity to business activity and air service connectivity throughout the country as well as overseas. The district also provides easy access to the Auckland region and is within 35 kilometres of both the Auckland CBD and Port of Auckland.

The new Auckland complex aims to boost CEVA’s footprint in New Zealand, complementing existing facilities in Christchurch and Wellington and houses over 4,000 pallet positions, Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) level security and a modern warehouse management system. With a layout configured for maximum efficiency the cargo hub is intended to deliver a range of tangible benefits to customers. Grant Lowe, CEVA’s New Zealand Country Manager commented:

“The new facility will enhance our service to existing and prospective customers, while extending the reach of our integrated freight management and contract logistics service capabilities across both the North and South Islands of New Zealand and into Australia and the Asia Pacific region, which is becoming increasingly important to our customers. Our team in New Zealand is very excited about opening the new office. We have experienced strong growth over the past 12 months and the new facility marks both an important step forward in addressing new market opportunities and reinforcing New Zealand’s strategic importance to CEVA in the region.”