NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. held a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, October 2nd at it’s first custom-built logistics facility in Norfolk, Virginia. The facility is located at 3002 Yadkin Road, Chesapeake, Virginia, 23323.

This state-of-the art deconsolidation facility encompasses more than 130,000 square feet on 35 acres of land in Norfolk. With over 186 dock doors, the cross-docking facility is designed to streamline port-related distribution and development activities. NYK Logistics currently operates two facilities in the state of Virginia, and will receive over 40,000 ocean containers of import goods and handle over 60 million cartons through their current facilities. The addition of the new Norfolk facility will allow NYK to effectively double its capacity to receive, cross-dock and consolidate import cargoes from throughout the world.

Scheduled to open for business in May of 2007, the NYK facility will create more than 100 jobs. Governor Timothy M. Kaine was quoted as saying, “The fact that NYK Logistics will open a second Virginia facility just 18 months after opening its first is significant. The advanced worldwide distribution avenues available in the Hampton Roads area contributed to the company’s decision, and the Commonwealth’s leading global logistics [support] has helped provide the solution for NYK’s distribution needs.”

“NYK’s business philosophy of innovate and deliver is the driving force behind today’s ground breaking ceremony. Working with our customer and identifying a sound solution for their immediate business requirement, in the face of the ever-changing business environment, was paramount in developing a solution that met both the customer’s needs and NYK’s long-term business strategy,” said, Tom Perdue, chief operating officer for NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc.