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Port Lansing Lands Area’s First Freight Forwarder/Customs Broker

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LANSING — The Capital Region Airport Authority announces that EMO Trans Customized Global Logistics will open a new logistics office and warehouse operation at the recently completed Port Lansing Global Logistics Centre.

EMO Trans will take occupancy in the 48,000-square-foot cargo warehouse March 1.

EMO Trans currently has offices in Romulus, and more than 250 other locations in 120 countries worldwide.  

They have been working closely with Port Lansing staff for nearly a year to assist area businesses involved in importing and exporting to leverage the assets available at Port Lansing.

Said Robert Selig, President & CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority: “Many companies in the area have been eager to do business with local service providers and have their products shipped through their local port, instead of using distant providers and different, more congested ports.  With our new larger and modern cargo facility coming on line, the Airport Authority is excited to get importers and exporters actively engaged in the many benefits and services Port Lansing has to offer.” 

Added Rob Harrington, Branch Manager for EMO Trans’ Detroit, including the new Port Lansing location: “Port Lansing is a perfect solution to allow our clients the ability to streamline their logistical needs. EMO Trans has been moving cargo for more than 45 years and handles virtually every facet of worldwide shipping. EMO Trans has a reputation for designing creative solutions for our clients and this is exactly what we’re doing at the Port of Lansing.” 

The Airport Authority continues to attract tenants involved in global logistics to locate at the Port Lansing Global Logistics Centre which includes the new cargo facility and the 110 acre shovel-ready commerce park.  The launch of the Global Logistics Centre project is the first phase in the CRAA’s plan to spur more than $20 million in private development during the next decade.

The Global Logistics Centre facility will function as a freight consolidation center, a general purpose foreign trade zone, an import/export incubator, and warehouse operations for companies involved in air-cargo preparation, staging and other areas of international trade.

“The Centre helps importers, exporters and logistics service providers move international freight efficiently, economically, and locally – instead of having to use distant service providers and other freight hubs that are more congested and can delay arrival of shipments” said Selig. “Having a forwarder and broker located here at Port Lansing is a significant milestone that will help increase the amount of international cargo moving through the region.  We are very pleased EMO Trans recognizes the value of the Lansing market and has located here to serve area shippers.”

Businesses involved in global trade can contact Brent Case at the Capital Region Airport Authority to learn more about EMO Trans, Port Lansing, warehouse space and land available at the Port Lansing Global Logistics Centre at (517) 886-3716 or bcase@craa.com.

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