CEVA set to grow in Virginia

Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics said this week it is increasing its presence in Virginia by moving to a new location later this summer, which it said is a multi-use site that will manage the logistics needs of several global brands with room to expand.

By ·

Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics said this week it is increasing its presence in Virginia by moving to a new location later this summer, which it said is a multi-use site that will manage the logistics needs of several global brands with room to expand.

Company officials said that the new facility, which is located at the Richmond Airport Distribution Center, is comprised of 11 dock doors for its Freight Management operation, which includes ramp access for enhanced security measures and office space built out for the company’s growing domestic operations.

“We saw a great opportunity to expand our customer base and offerings in the Virginia market,” said Larry Gamble, Vice President of Operations, East Region, for CEVA, in an interview. “The location of this multi-use facility will be able to support CEVA’s rapidly growing domestic operation, as well as current customers served. We currently serve a majority of the state from our Richmond facility, including the state’s major port in Norfolk, so we have been looking to grow our presence and the timing is perfect.”

Gamble added that through this new facility, CEVA will be able to provide additional service offerings and greater throughput and velocity movement of cargo, noting that its customers will experience improved service performance through its LEAN operations.

CEVA said it serves nearly the entire state of Virginia from its Richmond facility, including the state’s major port in Norfolk, the city of Roanoke to the west, and south across the North Carolina border, and it provides multiple services, including air import and export, warehousing (including pick and pack operations), ocean import and export, domestic ground and residential home delivery of heavy, bulky items particularly for large customers that utilize ecommerce as an integral part of their business model.

Gamble did not disclose how many employees will work out of this new facility but said the team there will grow over time.

In May, CEVA reported first quarter earnings of $1.6 billion Euro or about $2.8 billion U.S., which represented a 6 percent annual decrease.

Company officials said that CEVA’s quarterly results were impacted by various factors, including: overall soft global logistics markets; loss of airfreight volume with some business switching to ocean transport; exposure to Eurozone markets; and underperforming Contract Logistics contracts.


About the Author

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

3PL · CEVA · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
The Cloud Supply Chain Data Network
Understanding the Power of a Shared Online Network to Connect Global Partners and Achieve High Data Quality Levels
Download Today!
From the November 2016 Issue
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that could successfully combine transportation services and technology capabilities under one roof.
Warehouse & DC Operations Survey: Ready to confront complexity
2016 Quest for Quality Awards Dinner
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Digital Evolution: Streamlining Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
In this FREE virtual conference we'll define the challenges facing operations and offer solutions designed to create dynamic, automated networks that offer seamless communication, improved collaborative third-party relationships, and the ability to respond to changes at a moment's notice.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Making the TMS Decision: Ariens Finds Just the Right Fit
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL)...
Motor Carrier Regulations Update: Caught in a Trap
The fed is hitting truckers with a barrage of costly regulations in an era of scant profits....

25th Annual Masters of Logistics
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and...
2016 Quest for Quality: Winners Take the Spotlight
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence...