SGIH Opens Import Distribution Facility

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub’s new 388,400-square-foot import distribution facility marks the park’s first million square feet of completed industrial operations. Serviced by OmniTRAX managed rail services, SGIH provides its tenants rail service from CSX and Norfolk Southern.

The Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub (SGIH), a Broe Group property, has opened a new 388,400-square-foot import distribution space to serve the industrial park’s second tenant.

The facility, operated by Ryder Logistics on behalf of a major consumer products brand, joins A&R Logistics’ new rail-served export operations in the park’s first million square feet of industrial operations. Two additional speculative facilities are currently under construction to meet demand at the Port of Savannah.

SGIH supports multimodal logistics solutions to the Southeastern U.S. while providing excellent proximity to the Port of Savannah and efficient access to global and domestic markets,” said Broe Real Estate Group Senior Vice President Sean Fitzsimmons. “The park’s location creates substantial transportation efficiencies that are compounded by OmniTRAX-managed rail services that connect tenants with CSX and Norfolk Southern. The strong park demand is a testament to the collaborative leadership at the Port of Savannah, Effingham County and the State of Georgia.”

“Iconic consumer brands continue to leverage the Port of Savannah and Effingham County’s Georgia Highway 21 corridor for import distribution facilities that serve supply chains of retail giants like Target, Walmart and Home Depot, as well as e-commerce powerhouses like Amazon and Wayfair,” said Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO Brandt Herndon. “We look forward to welcoming more great employers into our community and the Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub.”

With what is described as “the strongest demand in its history,” the Port of Savannah continues to set volume records.  The Georgia Ports Authority expects to move more than 5.0 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units) in the current fiscal year. “Savannah’s unmatched terminal operations, superior road and rail connections and reliable third-party service providers continue to attract strong import and export interest,” officials say.

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