FlexCold has announced the opening of its first cold storage facility in Jacksonville, US.
Opened on 20 October, the Jacksonville facility spans more than 150,000 square feet and offers 25,000 pallet positions.
The warehouse is strategically located three miles to the port – Florida’s number one container port.
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The Jacksonville facility is divided into four primary areas; two convertible rooms that can be used for refrigerated or frozen products; a freezer room where temperatures are maintained below zero degrees; and a blast freeze room where products can be frozen to zero degrees within 36 hours.
USDA and FDA inspections are provided on-site as well.
FlexCold is within minutes of the Blount Island terminal, which recently completed its harbour deepening project, allowing for larger ships and more frequent sailings.
FlexCold’s Jacksonville facility also offers the following:
- 70’ deep chilled loading dock area with 27 bays and 18 reefer plug-ins
- Both cooling and freezing with temperatures ranging from -10 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit
- On-site blast freezing is available, with a capacity of up to 12 loads per day
- Comprehensive import/export services
“With a unique, expert-driven perspective on how to maximise efficiencies, supported with our people-centric culture, we can provide customers with unparalleled flexibility to meet their cold storage challenges today, and well into the future,” said FlexCold President, Craig Turner.
“We’re thrilled to have opened our first FlexCold facility here in Jacksonville.”
FlexCold’s facilities offer mobile racking system which utilises unused space has increased storage capacity by 45 per cent according to the company, and 50’ clear height reduces average travel time.
Additionally, a deeper dock eases congestion and inefficient product moves.