FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2006
Jennifer Abshire or Susan Hancock
Abshire Public Relations
912.695.7881 / 912.844.9549
Ocean Link, Inc. Announces Plans to Double Operations at Crossroads Expansion, Add Two Major New Warehouse Facilities
SAVANNAH, GA. – Ocean Link, a major storage and shipping company headquartered in Port Wentworth, recently signed leases with North Point Real Estate, the leading developer at Crossroads Business Center, to occupy two new warehouses at Crossroads Expansion, more than doubling its current storage capacity at this popular mixed-use business park.
Ocean Link currently occupies a 438,000 square-foot warehouse at Crossroads Business Center, which is located off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Due to increased customer demand, the company decided to expand its warehouse operations for 2007.
The company will move into a 176,000-square-foot warehouse, which is currently under construction at Crossroads Expansion, in March of 2007. Ocean Link also plans to occupy a 432,000-square-foot warehouse, which is currently in the site work phase, in December of 2007.
“We are delighted that Ocean Link will be doubling its operations at Crossroads Expansion,” said Wrenn Blalock, a principal with North Point Real Estate. “Their expansion plans serve as a tribute to their success in their industry. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”
Ocean Link’s strategic storage and shipping location -- with easy access to the airport, the Port of Savannah, and I-95 -- has helped the company grow over the past several years. With acres of outside storage and a CSX rail siding, the Ocean Link warehouses at Crossroads Expansion are also designed to handle cross docking, container stuffing, container stripping and heavy lifts.
“We plan to support our customers’ supply chain management needs with advanced facilities and inventory management, delivered with that local Savannah touch,” said Gene Adam, president of Ocean Link, Inc. “We are unrivalled in our ability to handle goods safely, keep them secure, keep precise inventories and get them to destination on schedule.”
North Point principals have developed more than three million square feet of office and warehouse space at Crossroads Business Center and at Crossroads Expansion, and signed a lease with Midwest Air Technologies earlier this month to occupy 225,000 square feet of warehouse space. The mixed-use business park is home to more than five million square feet of industrial space, headquarters operations and Savannah Technical College’s newest campus. Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Pier 1 all have major distribution centers at Crossroads Business Park.
“Crossroads Business Center and Crossroads Expansion offer some of the most desirable industrial, commercial and warehouse sites in Chatham County,” said Jeff Jepson. “We look forward to continuing to attract quality companies to Savannah and supporting existing companies in 2007 and beyond.”
ABOUT NORTH POINT
Headquartered in Savannah, North Point Real Estate is the largest developer at Crossroads Business Center, spearheading the development of more than three million square feet of new office and warehouse space at this 1,700-acre office park adjacent to I-95 and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Company principals have planned and developed a wide range of office buildings, industrial warehouses and master-planned residential communities for owners and investors. For more information about North Point, please call 912.234.0370 or visit www.northpoint-re.com online.
ABOUT OCEAN LINK, INC.
Ocean Link, which is based in Port Wentworth, Ga. and has an additional location in Wilmington, N.C., provides local container drayage, local flat bed trucking, container loading/unloading, warehousing, inventory management and inland transportation. Since 1996, the company has grown to include several convenient port locations totaling over 750,000 square feet of storage facility, with nearly one million square feet currently in development. The company also has 120 acres of staging area with rail access and ship side loading and unloading services. For more information about Ocean Link, please visit 912.966.5465 or visit www.ocean-link.com online.