TLME Award Winner Brings New-Age Robots to Supply Chain
CEVA Logistics, award-winner at the recent TLME Inspiration Awards, has opened its own 135,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art transload facility in Los Angeles, USA, that utilises robots from world-renowned robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics.
The new facility will be used to "serve CEVA’s customers at the strategically located site within miles of both the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles—two pivotal gateways for global trade and the US economy."
The new transload site is the only transload facility in North America to offer a cross-belt sortation device, enabling 10,000 parcels to be sorted every hour based on preselected variables such as size, color or preferred carrier.
The facility caters to automotive, consumer retail and technology companies and was constructed with efficiency and velocity in mind.
Watch a Boston Dynamics bot in action below:
Leading innovation and technology solutions CEVA will be one of the first logistics companies in the country to leverage Boston Dynamics’ state-of-the-art Stretch robots to unload hundreds of boxes per hour.
The autonomous robots can operate continuously, improving efficiency and preventing safety concerns associated with using manual labor for the same process.
Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot is also being used for security, patrolling the site.
CEVA is also using One Network’s yard and warehouse management systems to ensure end-to-end visibility for its customers.
CEVA expects to process a total of 26,000 floor-loaded containers during the facility’s first year in operation and to double its capacity within three years.
Beyond its impressive capacity, technology and automation, the site was designed to minimize its carbon footprint.
Environmental initiatives, including rooftop solar panels and EV trucks powered by renewable energy sources, will be in service by January 2024.