Logistics firm latest GTP tenant

David Anderson

Staff Writer – Kinston Free Press

July 12, 2010

A New York State-based logistics firm is expected to bring up to 40 more jobs to the Global TransPark in the coming years.

Officials of Schenker Logistics Inc., a logistics firm headquartered in Freeport, N.Y., signed a five-year renewable lease for half of an existing warehouse at the GTP, the Global TransPark Authority announced Monday.

Schenker Logistics is a subsidiary of the international firm D.B. Schenker, which provides warehousing, transportation, manufacturing support and other services.

“D.B. Schenker’s arrival at the GTP signals the continuing impact of Spirit’s opening, as well as the GTP’s potential to expand as an aerospace center,” Darlene Waddell, executive director of the GTP, said.

Although Spirit officials could not be reached for comment by press time Monday, TransPark officials stated that Schenker will serve as a “third-party logistics supplier” for Spirit’s operation in Kinston.

The firm currently provides similar services at Spirit’s headquarters in Wichita, Kan.

Since its grand opening July 1, Spirit has been producing components for the Airbus A350 XWB passenger aircraft in Kinston.

David Anderson can be reached at 252-559-1077 or danderson@freedomenc.com.

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For more information on Schenker Logistics Inc., visit schenkerlogisticsusa.com.



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