Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2017 - 89
"We believe we have been innovative with change and
have provided leadership in logistics." -Jamie Overley, CEO
WAREHOUSING & PACKAGING
EAST COAST WAREHOUSE
& DISTRIBUTION IS COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
>EAST COAST WAREHOUSE
BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS
East Coast Warehouse & Distribution Corp. has become a leader in
temperature-controlled logistics over
the past 60 years because of its ability to
offer end-to-end solutions. "More than
90 percent of the products that flow
through us are imported or exported
from countries in Europe, South America and Asia," CEO Jamie Overley says.
"We have the capacity to take delivery of
our customers' containers from whatever country, offload it from the ship, take
it to our warehouse, repackage and deliver it anywhere in the United States."
Founded in 1954 as a trucking company, the Elizabeth, N.J.-based company
evolved over the years to add warehousing and U.S. Customs and Border
Protection Exam services, and expanded
its footprint in an overweight zone at the
Port of New York/New Jersey. Today,
East Coast Warehouse offers 4PL, endto-end solutions to its food and beverage
customers that are sophisticated and
seamless, the company says.
As a 4PL company, East Coast Warehouse specializes in the import/export
of goods and direct delivery drayage.
It can boast 38 million cubic feet of
// East Coast Warehouse offers 4PL and
end-to-end solutions to its food and beverage
and transportation capabilities. "Once
the container is offloaded from a ship,
we take it to our temperature-controlled
warehouses that can range from 65 to
40 degrees," Overley explains. "We store
it, repackage it and, ultimately, we can
provide the outbound transportation to
the final customer location."
East Coast Warehouse is also the
only comprehensive U.S. Customs
examination site at the Port of New
York/New Jersey, Overley says. "Onethird of our business is transportation,
one-third is warehousing services and
the other third is U.S. Customs," he
adds. "We have a solid balance in our
revenue portfolio. We are an integral
part of our customers' supply chains.
We are a one-stop shop for our customers and most utilize at least two of
our service offerings."
Changing a supply chain partner that
provides critical services is a significant disruption for companies, Overley
says. East Coast Warehouse prides
itself on delivering exactly what its
customers need so they don't have to
shop around, as well as maintaining
long-term relationships with customers because of its service.
"The service we offer is so critical
to our customers. We are successful
because of the services that we perform and our commitment to change,
excellence and to being best-in-class,"
Overley says. "We have a high customer
retention rate as a result of that. Most
of our customers have been with our
company in excess of 15 years."
East Coast Warehouse focuses on
what its customers need: product visibility, lifecycle optimization, cost reduc-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
East Coast Warehouse & Distribution
Headquarters: Elizabeth, N.J.
Specialty: Temperature-controlled logistics
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