Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Logistics Company Acquires Port of Quincy Land

Diamond Logistics Northwest (DLNW) is buying about 18 acres from the Port of Quincy, Washington, on the Columbia River, for future expansion of its cross-docking and load consolidation facilities.

The DLNW development is designed to be built in stages with Phase 1 scheduled for construction in the next 18 months. The property is located about 10 miles north of I-90, next to a new Amway-Nutrilite Botanical Concentrate Manufacturing facility scheduled to be completed in early 2014.

Currently, DLNW operates a 15,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse just north of Quincy; however, the newly acquired property in Industrial Park No. 6 in the port is expected to allow for additional cold storage space and more room for loading and unloading trucks.

“It is clear to us that changes in trucking regulations are creating challenges for everyone involved in the perishable supply chain, which is why DLNW is providing a cross-docking and load consolidation facility to help produce shippers and receivers,” DLNW President Warren Morgan said.

DLNW says it has also been working with intermodal service company Cold Train to enhance the service customers receive when they take advantage of the refrigerated and expedited intermodal transportation options available in Quincy.

According to Cold Train President Steve Lawson, his company has been involved in a pilot program with Diamond Logistics NW for the past six months.

“Many of our customers have been requesting cross dock and consolidation services, and Diamond Logistics NW has provided that service seamlessly,” he said. “We look forward to their full scale operation being completed in the future.”