SEKO Logistics has opened the latest facility in its LAX Campus close to the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles International Airport, increasing its total footprint in southern California to over one million square feet.
The new Class A building is one of two new facilities adding over 300,000 sq ft of additional warehouse space for SEKO Logistics’ clients in a region of North America which is now on a par with Shanghai and Hong Kong as one of the world’s most strategically important global logistics hubs. The second warehouse in the new complex will open in Q1 2022.
The new location serves SEKO’s broad service portfolio, acting at a multi-client e-Commerce fulfilment centre with a dedicated mezzanine floor for order picking, and a hub for SEKO’s freight forwarding, air freight, ocean freight, cross-border and White Glove solutions. It will also manage SEKO’s fast-growing US domestic truck distribution network, which has accelerated since ocean carriers reduced their own inland service offerings.
“This is a core hub for SEKO Logistics and gives us the capacity to grow in a region where our business has doubled in size in the last 12 months,” said James Gagne, SEKO’s president & CEO. “Our ethos is that we’re small enough to care and big enough to scale, and this new investment is all about scale. Southern California is a strong location for us, so getting an additional warehouse complex of this size and quality so close to the port and airport is a big deal for SEKO and our clients, especially in such challenging times. It will enable client growth in the region and across the US,” he added.
SEKO’s new LAX Campus is 15 miles from LAX and 8 miles from the Port of Long Beach. The first building adds a further 189,000 sq ft to SEKO’s existing warehouse operations in southern California. It incorporates 40 truck doors, a mezzanine floor dedicated to e-Commerce order picking, over 35,000 storage locations and 5,300 racking positions. The second building will increase SEKO’s footprint by a further 110,000 sq ft and expand capacity to 70,000 storage locations and 15,000 racking positions.