St. George Warehouse, which operates more than 1.9 million square feet of distribution center space nationwide, has entered the Savannah market with a new location minutes from the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal.

The new 160,000 square-foot distribution center, situated in the prime location of Crossroads Business Park, is just three miles from I-95, and five miles from the I-95 and I-16 interchange. “The Port of Savannah’s strategic location and superior infrastructure enables St. George to cost-effectively and reliably deliver goods to nearly half of the U.S. population,” said Curtis Foltz, Georgia Ports Authority executive director.

Company officials said the facility, which features 28 truck bays, will primarily be used as a cross-dock operation with large capacity storage for medium to large retail customers, most of whom import consumer packaged goods, electronics, food and beverages, among other commodities.

“It was a natural progression for St. George Warehouse operations to choose Savannah, the fourth busiest port in the U.S., enabling us to better service our local and national clients,” said Anthony Mayor, Executive Vice President for St. George Distribution Group.

St. George’s future warehouse plans include building the facility into a multi-tenant model, combined with a container freight station operation.

At this time, St. George provides less than truckload, full truckload, and intermodal transportation services through a selection of partners as well.

Since 2011, St. George has also operated a 45,000 square-foot facility in Atlanta, which links cargo to major shipping destinations such as Memphis, Tenn., Little Rock, Ark., and Montgomery, Ala. St. George operates facilities located in California, New Jersey, Texas South Carolina and Illinois.

“As the closest port to Atlanta’s 4 million-person metro area, with superb rail links to markets like Birmingham, Memphis, Louisville and Charlotte, the Port of Savannah forms a distribution center hub,” said GPA Board Chairman Robert Jepson. “In Savannah a