Geodis has announced that since July 2017, it has been managing a warehouse in Los Angeles for Danone Waters of America.
The five-year contract covers logistics operations (storage and handling) at the 15,000 sq m warehouse in Carson, Long Beach. From here, Danone supplies most of the western United States with products such as Evian and Badoit. The facility manages a stock of 4,000 pallets and is able to handle higher import volumes if needed. It is expected that more than 1.5m beverage packs will transit through the site by 2018, the equivalent of 1,656 containers.
The contract builds on the two partners’ existing relationship. In 2015, Danone Waters of America asked Geodis to manage hefting and storage operations at its 8,500 sq m site in Miami. Every year, 1m beverage packs, equivalent to 1,156 import containers, are handled at this location. These packs are distributed to wholesalers, supermarkets and hypermarkets, as well as local shops in the southern part of the United States.
Geodis has also developed an e-commerce delivery service dedicated to a leading online retailer selling Danone products.
These US warehousing operations dovetail with sea freight export activities Geodis manages for Danone from a control tower based in Marseille. For the past three years, this tower has conducted customs clearance operations for the US and Canada on behalf of Danone.
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