ITS Logistics, a 3PL firm based in Reno, Nev., expands its Midwest operations. Also, the Port of Halifax in Canada marks a milestone in 2022, crossing the 600,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) annual throughput threshold for the first time.
ITS Logistics on Jan. 23 reported adding a third warehouse to its existing campus in Whitestown, Ind., increasing its distribution space in the Midwest to more than 1.3 million square feet. Its total U.S. distribution space is now 3 million square feet.
The 3PL (third-party logistics) firm describes itself as “providing handling for the entire delivery operation from drayage of containers at the port, transloading for truck delivery to the appropriate DC, omnichannel fulfillment, outbound truckload, LTL, and small parcel to client customers.” It offers drayage and intermodal in 22 coastal ports and 30 inland rail ramps.
“ITS is focused on ensuring that we equip our customers with the ability to reach more of their clientele in less time, so strategic geographic expansion has been a continued priority for our company,” said Ryan Martin, President of Assets for ITS Logistics. “This Midwest location was ideal for further expansion.”
The Port of Halifax on Jan. 18 reported that 601,700 TEUs moved through its containerized terminals, PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub and PSA Halifax Fairview Cove in Nova Scotia—a first, due to the efforts of 18 ocean carriers, exclusive rail carrier CN, container terminal operator PSA Halifax, and the International Longshoremen’s Association.
“Congratulations to the Port of Halifax for having reached this milestone,” CN Vice President, Intermodal Dan Bresolin said. “Through strong collaboration with PSA, the Halifax Port Authority, CN and our mutual customers, there are many more opportunities that lie ahead to further grow the Halifax gateway.”
The Port in 2022 started using the Joint Operation Center for containerized cargo operations, according to Halifax Port Authority President and CEO Allan Gray, who noted that it “helped find new efficiencies and maintain cargo fluidity with no vessel berthing delays during a second year of sustained supply chain disruptions.”
The Port in 2023 is slated to add two more super post-Panamax cranes (SPPX) at PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub as well as new yard handling equipment, and continue several infrastructure projects that it said will boost yard handling space, efficiency and sustainability.