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   South Florida Logistics Center Opens For Business
by Flagler Global Logistics
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 3:19PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Flagler Global Logistics has officially opened the doors to its highly anticipated South Florida Logistics Center. Located adjacent to the Miami International Airport, the 200-acre intermodal logistics complex offers world-class cargo handling including unprecedented multimodal transportation access, Foreign Trade Zone advantages and refrigerated cargo options. Previously known as South Florida Logistics Services, Flagler Global Logistics provides a full suite of integrated supply chain management services and real estate solutions.

The Logistic Center’s first building, a 170,000-square-foot facility, is now fully operational including 30,000 square feet of refrigerated space to complement warehouse and office space. The Center’s expansion plans call for the development of up to two million square feet of industrial space at the site.

“We’re excited our South Florida Logistics Center is officially open for business,” said Chris Scott, President and CEO of Flagler Global Logistics. “We’ve created a unique, world-class logistics hub with unparalleled worldwide access and a comprehensive, scalable real estate and logistics solution that is helping importers and exporters move their goods in and out of South Florida more efficiently.”

An additional feature of the Center is a new method of preserving the "cold-chain" for produce and other perishable items, decreasing the amount of time the products are in transport and extending the shelf life. “Our Logistic Center’s enhanced transportation infrastructure provides nationwide rail access and exclusive connectivity to PortMiami and Port Everglades. Coupled with our innovative cold chain treatment technology and facility, we are well positioned to drive a major shift in the supply chain to redirect the flow of goods—particularly perishables—from the southeast to the northeast.”

Both of Flagler Global Logistics’ South Florida developments, South Florida Logistics Center and Flagler Station business park, are among a handful of designated “magnet” sites with the newly formed Miami-Dade County Foreign Trade Zone No. 281. “The Foreign Trade Zone designation at our facilities allows us to offer importers and exporters the opportunity to further enhance their supply chain and defer, reduce or even eliminate customs duties,” added Scott.

With nearly two million square feet of Class-A warehouse and distribution space at full build out, the South Florida Logistics Center offers flexible space options with existing space from 12,000 to 275,000 square feet and build-to-suit space. Conveniently located adjacent to the Miami International Airport with exclusive rail connectivity to PortMiami, Port Everglades and Florida East Coast Railway’s intermodal yard, South Florida Logistics Center significantly reduces transit times and transportation costs for importers and exporters looking to reach end-users throughout Florida, the Southeast, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Center also offers convenient access to all major highways, including I-95, I-75, Florida Turnpike, US 41 and US 27.

For more information about the South Florida Logistics Center, visit www.sflcmia.com, or to schedule a property tour, contact Chris Sutton, SIOR or Robert Richter at (305) 460-7270.

About Flagler Global Logistics
Flagler Global Logistics, formerly South Florida Logistics Services, is a global logistics company that provides a full suite of integrated supply chain management services, including consolidation and deconsolidation, multimodal transportation, warehouse management, Foreign Trade Zone, and dry and refrigerated cargo services, as well as flexible real estate solutions. Flagler Global Logistics has exclusive connectivity to South Florida’s busiest ports and airport, which provides clients a competitive advantage when importing and exporting goods. The Company owns strategic assets throughout Florida, including approximately 1 million square feet of warehouse space and additionally 1,500 acres of well-located developable land suitable for 24 million square feet of industrial development. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., Flagler Global Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. For more information, visit www.flaglergl.com

About Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.
Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI) is one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate, transportation, and infrastructure companies. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., FECI has a rich history dating back over a century. Mr. Henry Flagler first established a predecessor company in 1892, which became a pioneer in the development of Florida's eastern coast. Today, FECI continues to transform Florida as the parent company to four distinct business lines including Flagler, a full-service commercial real estate company; All Aboard Florida, the United States’ first privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail system; Flagler Global Services, an integrated logistics company that offers a wide range of logistics services and real estate solutions; and Parallel Infrastructure, a leader in third-party Right of Way (ROW) investments and management services. FECI is owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC. For more information, visit www.feci.com.

Source: Flagler Global Logistics


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