Booth’s further expands Wellington operations

In News3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 2, 2024

Transport, warehousing and logistics specialist Booth’s Logistics has announced additional properties as part of its expansion in the Wellington region.

In February 2023, Booth’s completed the merger of the LG Anderson Transport and Anderson & Flowers Warehousing operations in Wellington under the Booth’s Logistics umbrella including all plant, equipment and personnel. This was done to bolster the company’s service capabilities, increase its presence in the area and to complement the existing Booth’s facility based in Seaview on Gracefield Road.

As part of the acquisition, the properties on Peterkin Street were sold, and now the company has secured new additional properties in close proximity to each other.

As a result, Booth’s will vacate the warehouse premise (19 Peterkin Street) on 31 January 2024 and the cross-dock transport facility (21 Peterkin Street) on 31 May 2024.

Further growth plans for the company include:

Crawford Carrying warehouse facility and container cartage:

Over recent months, Booth’s has worked with Tony and Kirsten Crawford to assimilate their business the Wellington-based operation.

Late last year, Booth’s reached an agreement to lease Crawford’s 3,700m2 warehousing facility in Seaview. In addition, from 1 March, the Crawford container transport operations will be absorbed into Booth’s established Wellington businesses with Tony, Kirsten and their team joining the Booth’s Logistics family.

“This will not only further strengthen our Wellington transport and warehousing capabilities, but also provide Crawford Carrying’s existing customers access to our wider nationwide logistics networks and service offerings.” Booth’s said.

Expansion and centralisation of warehousing sites:

After the move to the Toop Street site in December, over the coming months Booth’s will add three additional neighbouring warehouse and cross-dock sites. These later additions will collectively provide a total warehousing space at Toop Street of around 15,000m2 and allow the company to develop a central cross-dock facility that supports all four adjacent sites. From 1 February onwards, Booth’s primary warehousing location in Wellington will be 109 Port Road, Seaview.

Strengthen container handling resources:

CentrePort is an important hub for Booth’s import/export clients in the region and with the additions of firstly the LG Anderson and now Crawford’s container handling fleet and equipment, will give the company increased container handling capacity to work hand in glove with its increased warehousing resources.

“We appreciate your ongoing support as we work through the various moving parts associated with scaling up from three to six sites in the region,” Booth’s said.

“We are confident that the hard work invested in this expansion will be worthwhile, further strengthening our offering in the region and paving the way for future growth for our customer base.”