Inbound Logistics | October 2022


logistics center offers two warehouse buildings totaling 535,790 square feet, including Class A design features, clear heights of 36 feet, and abundant dock high positions. Strategically positioned within the Northeast Distribution Corridor, this state-of-the-art industrial park offers easy access to the Ports of New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, as well as the Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.


Watson Land Company, developer, owner, and manager of industrial properties, counts more than 23 million square feet of warehouse and distribution facilities throughout the South Bay of Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and the East Coast.

Fundamental to site selection for logistics purposes is access to

transportation routes, not only of the air and land variety, but also sea. Case in point: Port Tampa Bay, which offers the added advantage of easy transfers from one transportation mode to another. “Port Tampa Bay is perfectly positioned to serve not only as the most efficient gateway to the huge and expanding Florida market, but to also reach customers throughout the Southeast and beyond by taking advantage of attractive northbound backhaul trucking rates,” says Raul Alfonso, the port’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

heights, large fenced concrete truck yards, and 7-inch reinforced floor slab. In Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, West Hills Business Center boasts two Watson-owned buildings that feature an abundance of sustainable warehouse space. The site offers proximity to several large metropolitan cities including New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. As part of its ongoing East Coast expansion, Watson has announced its latest acquisition in New Jersey. Located in East Greenwich Township, this

The site provides an abundance of prime access to the 210 and 215 freeways as well as additional transportation centers including San Bernardino International Airport, Ontario Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In addition, there is easy access to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific rail lines. Meanwhile, Watson Commerce Center, Fontana, features 652,174 square feet of industrial space on 32 acres within San Bernardino County, a distribution magnet in Southern California. With private parking lots exclusively for tenants, Watson Commerce Center, Fontana, fronts Interstate 10 and is close to the 15, 210, and 215 freeways. The site is within 50 miles of the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific. TAKING THE LEED Totaling 3,680,000 square feet within 60 acres, Watson Commerce Center, Chino, is the first industrial project in Southern California to target LEED ® certification, and four of its buildings have been certified Gold for New Construction. The site features Class A offices and mezzanines with abundant clerestory glass and skylights for maximum natural light as well as 36-foot minimum clear

Port Tampa Bay has emerged as Florida’s new supply chain solution for container cargo. The port recently added capacity, with more expansion underway, and stands ready to welcome new business, offering significant savings in inland delivery costs.

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