World Distribution Services (WDS), a warehouse logistics solutions provider, has opened its 300,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution centre in Tacoma.
Representing WDS’s first west coast facility, the new Tacoma facility is expected to bolster the company’s presence in the Pacific Northwest.
With a 36-foot clear height, 46 dock doors, an innovative warehouse management system (WMS), and ample parking for trailers, the new location offers a variety of storage and distribution solutions to the region.
This facility also acts as a gateway into the US for importers using the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
The opening event took place on 1 February.
The grand opening event drew a mix of local customers, government representatives, parent company World Group employees, and officials from The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), including CEO John Wolfe and Commissioner Kristin Ang.
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WDS will also support its sister company, UWL, by servicing Sun Chief Express, an ocean service between Vietnam and the west coast of the US.
“Both WDS and UWL have been welcome assets to the logistics community, and we’re glad that they are bringing their longstanding experience and expertise to our gateway,” said Commissioner Kristin Ang of The Northwest Seaport Alliance.
World Group recently acquired Pacific Cascade, a distribution and trucking organisation which will provide enhanced trucking and distribution services in the region.
In addition, World Group recently announced UWL is opening a new 4,200-square-foot office in Seattle, which is strategically situated between the Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle, thereby expanding the company’s footprint in the region.
The new Tacoma facility represents WDS’s fourth new warehouse in less than two years.
With the addition of the Tacoma warehouse, WDS can offer customers 2.3 million-square-feet of space across 10 facilities throughout the United States.