New BLT DC in Jacksonville, Fla.

Nov. 1, 2008
BLT’s new 30,000-sq.-ft. distribution, warehousing and logistics facility in Jacksonville, Fla., is now fully operational.

“The company, which is situated near the Jacksonville Port Authority Blount Island facilities, as well as the new TraPac Terminal for Mitsui OSK, is well situated to handle the full range of shipping and transport needs, from the point of manufacturing to final delivery of goods,” says Ryan Mouritzen, vice president of BLT, USA. “BLT’s experience with cross-docking, packing and unpacking, warehousing and project cargo services are now available locally, with the added features of a four acre on-site secure storage yard for full and empty container storage. There is 24/7 camera surveillance and high intensity lighting for secure storage.”

The cross-docking equipment BLT uses efficiently unloads containers from incoming trucks, and then can immediately load the containers on outbound trailers, with no little or no storage required. BLT’s facility is able to handle the large staging areas required for sorting, consolidating and storing materials until the outbound shipment is complete and ready to ship. This cross-docking service, which decreases inventory storage, streamlines the flow between suppliers and manufacturers.

BLT’s warehousing facility has storage for bulk materials and palletized cargo. The company offers a pick-and-pack service, where commissioned goods are taken out of stock, packed and are ready for transport to the customer.

Another service offered is the handling of project cargo, where goods for specific projects are stored and transported for customers.