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Page 17 of 39 Protection (CBP) at the port. The facility is approximately 50,000 square feet, with nearly two-thirds dedicated to the CES and the remaining 20,000 square feet available for short-term storage and cross-dock work for the local trucking and EAST COAST WAREHOUSE & Distribution is proud to serve as the trusted name in transportation and warehousing in Philadelphia. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, East Coast Warehouse's state-of-the-art, Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified facilities, expedited US Customs and Border Protection Exam services, and transportation capabilities offer an end-to-end solution that is sophisticated and seamless. With more than 67 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled space; access to multiple port-centric locations across the US; and nationwide, fast, reliable, and cost-effective truckload, less-than-truckload, drayage, brokerage, transportation management, and final-mile delivery services, East Coast Warehouse helps customers optimize supply chain efficiencies. The company's comprehensive global platform, strong corporate values, and an unwavering commitment to customer service excellence are why it boasts many of the world's most recognizable food and beverage brands as loyal customers. In Philadelphia, the company is quickly becoming a major port player via its designation as a Centralized Examination Station (CES) by US Customs and Border Protection and via its services, which include container storage, cross docking, drayage, and a full suite of transportation and brokerage services via Safeway Trucking and Safeway Logistics Solutions, respectively. From expanding its Philadelphia location to receiving and maintaining the SQF certification, the company continues to look for ways to increase its footprint and has plans for additional expansion in 2021 and beyond, including the recent acquisition of Temp-Distribution in Baltimore, Maryland, and its planned expansion into the Savannah market later this summer. Inbound Logistics named Safeway Trucking a Top 100 Trucking Company in 2019 and 2020, Food Logistics Magazine has recognized East Coast Warehouse as one of their Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers each year since 2015 and as a Top Green Provider from 2016 through 2020. Additionally, Supply & Demand Chain Executive awarded the company with the Green Supply Chain Award in 2015, 2017, and 2018 for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and its work in driving sustainable improvements in the supply chain — from becoming one of the largest solar-powered warehouses in the Northeast to the implementation of programs and initiatives that promote environmental stewardship. Sophisticated, seamless solutions with commitment to sustainability shipping community. "We are the only off-port CES facility in Philadelphia," Daly said. The trend to relocate examination facilities away from terminals in order to free up lucrative real estate and provide CBP and other government agencies with more room to strip containers and conduct examinations is gaining favor with an increasing number of ports, including PhilaPort and others in the region, he said. Without a doubt, the Philadelphia region is poised to handle even more cargo this year, according to Daly. "Philadelphia will become even more important for us and our key customers as they start using Philadelphia as their gateway to the Midwest," he said. In the past, shippers would primarily use the Port of New York and New Jersey as the gateway for product destined for the Midwest. However, "customers are reluctant to put all their eggs in one basket today," especially with the heightened risk of supply chain disruptions, Daly said. "We've built a plan for the remainder of the year whereby customers are importing their confectionary products from Europe into Philly, 33% 31% 16% 14% 4% 1% 1% Reefer containers Dry containers Liquid bulk Forest products Autos Cocoa beans Steel PhilaPort cargo commodity tonnage 2020 © 2021 IHS Markit Note: Container tonnage is 64 percent, compared to other commodity tonnage of 36 percent. Source: PhilaPort Total tonnage is 6.4 million A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT OF THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 18 | May 24 2021 PHILADELPHIA TRADE & LOGISTICS

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