Target Logistic Services is expanding once again, opening a full service cargo facility in Boston to meet the demands of shippers throughout the New England region.
Cargo veteran Michelle Fabiano (Merino) is manager of the new Boston facility. Ms. Fabiano has experience both on the manufacturing and distribution level. Ms. Fabiano noted that Target offers a complete array of supply chain services for both domestic and international shippers via ocean, air, rail or truck.
“With our new facility in Boston, Target is offering New England commerce and industry access to worldwide markets,” stated Ms. Fabiano.
“We provide a network of distribution services to every part of the US in addition to all major international destinations.” She noted that Target has offices in every major city in the US plus company-owned facilities in Europe and Asia including eight offices in the key trading nation of China.
Target’s new office is offering a complete menu of logistics services. In addition to traditional air and ocean freight forwarding, the company will provide customs brokerage, inventory control, warehousing and quality inspections. The facility is certified to handle hazardous materials.
Boston’s Logan Airport, minutes away from Target’s new terminal, is experiencing an upsurge in cargo volume both for inbound and outbound freight. The most recent manifestation of this cargo growth is the agreement by Hainan Airlines, the all cargo subsidiary of China Airlines, to start a direct Boston service from Asian gateways. “Route 128, which girdles Boston and is home to many hi-tech firms, is showing renewed growth. They require rapid, precise delivery of parts and components,” said the Target manager. She noted that other, more traditional New England industries also are resonating with greater activity requiring on site, full service logistics capabilities.
The new facility will handle primarily “heavyweight” cargo shipments of more than 50 pounds. This includes a broad range of commodities including electronic and computer components, auto parts and printing equipment, medical supplies, trade shows and retail set-ups.
The new Target facility is linked to Target’s network of domestic and international offices through an advanced IT system providing almost instantaneous tracking and retrieval information for shippers.