Haier Chooses Savannah, Ga., to Serve Southeast
Port of Savannah
Haier America has chosen Georgia as its logistics hub serving the Southeast United States. The company will move 4,500 TEUs a year through the Port of Savannah.
The global firm will move its home appliances and air conditioners through its distribution center located at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek, just outside of Savannah, Ga. “Haier’s projected growth pattern coincides with the already approved work on deepening the Savannah port and the opening of the new Panama Canal,” says Larry Monaghan, Haier’s senior vice president of administration. “Once both of these major projects are completed, we believe that Savannah will become the destination port for distribution into the Eastern U.S.”
The company’s officials indicate that the flexibility offered by the number of shipping services calling on Savannah – more than any other port in the Southeast – also played a role in its decision to choose Georgia.
Haier has selected third-party logistics provider Kenco to run the Black Creek warehouse operation. To service the new client, Kenco has taken 230,000 square feet at the Interstate Centre located at Interstate 16 and U.S. Highway 280, 18 miles from the Georgia Ports Authority terminals. Kenco plans to employ more 50 people when the distribution center reaches full staff.
For more details, visit the Georgia Ports Authority.
Illustration from the New Georgia Encyclopedia
Compiled from GPA press materials.
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