Freight forwarding specialist deugro has announced the opening of a new 8,990 m² operations and logistics terminal in Baytown, Texas, US.
Located in Baytown, this facility contains 29,500 m² of paved and fenced hardstand, suitable for container and cargo storage across various industry verticals, according to deugro.
"Adjacent to the Port of Houston, deugro is starting a new chapter of growth and prosperity, providing seamless logistics solutions, climate-controlled warehousing, and customized packing and crating in the operational environment of a true project freight forwarder,” commented Jeff Smith, global head of Supply Chain Logistics at deugro USA Inc.
The new operations and logistics terminal offers access to the Houston Ship Channel and ports, as well as to the major highways. The facility is equipped with 24/7 CCTV and alarm monitoring security systems, is climate-controlled and has advanced real-time automated inventory management, including line-item checking, tracking, and material receipt processes. Additionally, state-of-the-art IT solutions provide complete control and visibility at the line-item level and documentation generation for commercial invoice and packing list generation.
The new facility offers a wide range of long-term and short-term storage solutions, according to deugro, from palletised storage to bulk storage, designed to accommodate various needs, including solutions for storing industrial and oil field services equipment.
The company said that a full range of material-handling equipment, from 3,000 to 55,000 pound forklifts, is in operation on site, while the terminal is equipped with two high, all-weather container loading docks; an oversized door for cargo access; and 14 grade level overhead doors. The outdoor secured hardstand is equipped with various laydown areas, including six dock high truck wells.
Tobias Schultz, president of North America at deugro USA Inc., stated, “With tech-driven facilities and a strategic location, this expansion ensures we can provide out-of-the-box, bespoke solutions for handling and storing project assets, including industrial and oil field services equipment. Our state-of-the-art inventory management, coupled with a committed team prepared for rapid order fulfillment, is geared toward providing our clients with unparalleled advantages in the industry.”