Yusen Logistics’ Americas division will officially open its new 229,000 square foot warehouse in Chicago on May 20, 2013.
“Chicago is a key market for Yusen Logistics,” said Scott Corless, senior vice president and general manager of the international division, in a written statement.
The facility, near the cargo entrance of O’Hare International Airport, includes 185,000 square feet dedicated to distribution and container freight station services, making it one of the largest facilities in the transportation and supply chain company’s network.
The company said the building also features 15,000 square feet of climate controlled area, with separate freezer and refrigerated units totaling 3,000 square feet, to accommodate its perishable items customer base.
Additionally, the warehouse will support Yusen Logistics’ direct less-than-containerload service from Hong Kong and Japan by serving as a container freight station for inbound shipments. It will also serve as a hub for Yusen Logistics’ automotive customers by offering a twice-weekly shuttle truck service out of Chicago to original equipment manufacturers’ parts distribution centers in Silao, Mexico.