retail giant Target Co., Ltd. We are looking for an import distribution center in the Lowcountry after loading the cargo into a temporary warehouse set up in the Lowcountry. Charleston Harborof Leatherman Terminal these few months.
Target, America’s Second Largest Importer walmart, has been using a portable cross-dock hub built at a future expansion site at the North Charleston Terminal since August. I can.The temporary facility was established by Minnesota-based dockzilla companybuild portable loading systems and warehouses.
Target aims to bring 15,000 containers to the site per year, with the potential to grow to 50,000 per year. SC State Port Authority.
“This is a temporary warehouse and they are looking for a permanent home.” Barbara MelvinSPA’s president and CEO told lawmakers at Congress. House Ways and Means Committee Conference in Colombia last week. “So we’re performing for them as they keep kicking tires in Charleston.
A Target spokeswoman said the company is “continuously evaluating locations for supply chain facilities that may serve guests,” but added that “news of any new supply chain facilities we can share at this time.” No,” he added.
The Minneapolis-based chain isn’t the only retailer to have a storefront in the port. Amazon Operated at SPA’s cross-dock site. Wand Welch Terminal Located at Mount Pleasant, it carried an estimated 27,000 containers in 2022. Melvin told lawmakers the site has “great growth potential.”
Walmart, the largest U.S. retailer, found a permanent location near the port when it opened a 3-million-square-foot import distribution center on its SPA property in Ridgeville. The $220 million Dorchester County site, which is the size of 52 football fields, officially opened in April. In 2022, 70,000 containers of mainly Asian-made goods passed through the port.
The retail focus is part of SPA’s efforts to diversify its freight base beyond the advanced manufacturing customers SPA has served for over a decade.
Melvin said companies like Walmart “do a huge amount of due diligence” before deciding on a location, and a presence in the Charleston area gives the port an advantage in attracting other retailers. .
“By handling their cargo well, we can build on that momentum,” she said.
Walmart sells containers Ridgeville Commerce Parkthe SPA is looking for an exporter—Melvin mentioned an agricultural or forest products company as a possibility—to bring those crates back to port. Norfolk Southern A line that crosses the site.
“It gives us the opportunity to take an empty import crate, fill it with the exported transshipment cargo, and bring the crate back to port,” Melvin said. “If you think about Walmart’s impact on us, that could equate to up to 100,000 containers a year, which we can fill with exports. I think it represents one of the top transshipment sites, so this is a gem for us to keep on the market.”
From KC to SC
A Kansas City developer is making inroads in Palmetto State with three speculative warehouse projects, including one on Charleston’s busy Clements Ferry Road.
Hunt Midwest Plans have been submitted to state regulators to build a 163,800-square-foot warehouse on approximately 13.9 acres of wooded land at the intersection of Clements Ferry and Charleston Regional Parkway.of SC Health and Environmental Management Department The project is being reviewed because the development will affect about half an acre of wetlands. The project also includes 186 parking spaces.
The building is located in an industrial area that already houses a manufacturer. Stoba USA When Mankiewicz Coatings and third party logistics companies Container logistics.
The Charleston site follows the 476,280-square-foot Hunt warehouse built in Welford.construction of Fort Prince Logistics Center It was completed earlier this month on a 47-acre lot just west of Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County.
“This location is perfectly located at the intersection of a growing manufacturing and logistics corridor with a highly skilled workforce.” Mike BellHunt’s senior vice president of commercial real estate, said in a written statement. It just proves how important it is to the economy of the entire coast.”
Another Upstate Project, 259,000 sq ft Evergreen Logistics Parknearing completion in Anderson County.
Overall, Hunt said the company plans to build 2 million square feet of industrial space across South Carolina over the next few years. The privately held company has built over $2 billion worth of industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily and senior living centers in eight states.