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XPO shutters warehouse in Baltimore suburb of Aberdeen

XPO to shutter Baltimore-area DC in mid-March (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE:XPO) plans to close a 571,000 square-foot warehouse in the Baltimore suburb of Aberdeen, Md. in mid-March, the company confirmed.

The facility, located at the Perryman Logistics Center, opened in 2016. An XPO spokesman said the warehouse is being shuttered because a customer decided to close operations in Aberdeen. The spokesman did not identify the customer, or whether the entire facility was dedicated to that customer.

The closure will be effective March 18 and impact 167 employees, according to a notice filed by XPO with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The report appear in the Baltimore Business Journal.

The spokesman said XPO may try to transfer employees to another location in the area.

XPO operates 185 million square feet of warehouse and distribution center space in the U.S. and Europe. It owns or leases 813 warehouses systemwide. More than half of those are outside the U.S.

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Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.