Kent Bicycles opened a distribution center in Savannah, Ga., with plans to move more than 1.3 million bicycles, or 7,000 20-foot-equivalent units, a year through the Port of Savannah, according to Arnold Kamler, CEO of parent company Kent International.
“We have been warehousing solely in Los Angeles and were looking for a strategic location for our second distribution point, and Savannah worked out with the best metrics,” Kamler said in a written statement. “This new hub in our distribution network will serve the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and the Southwest as far as Texas.”
The New Jersey-based bicycle and bicycle accessories company has signed a contract with third-party logistics provider Schneider Port Logistics, which has flexible warehousing space. Schneider is serving Kent from its 840,000-square-foot, 140-door facility, half a mile from Savannah’s main gate, seven miles from Interstate 95 and six miles from I-16.