Gulf States Cold Storage opens new Savannah facility

  • New 100,000 sq ft facility capable of blast freezing up to four million pounds of cargo each week

Gulf States Cold Storage opened a new 100,000 square-foot cold storage facility serving the Port of Savannah, Georgia, last week.

The site, capable of blast freezing up to four million pounds of cargo each week, is located less than 10 miles from the port.

Gulf States already has plans for a dock extension and the addition of 85,000 square feet of frozen storage.

“With Gulf States already considering the expansion of warehouse space and adding a second shift, it’s obvious port customers need the cold storage capacity,” said Curtis Foltz, executive director for Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).

Since 2006, refrigerated exports through the Port of Savannah have increased 130 percent. Last year alone, the GPA saw a 3.9 percent increase in refrigerated cargo exports, totalling nearly 108,000 TEU.

“Right now, we have more demand for refrigerated warehousing than we have existing facilities,” added Foltz.

“The GPA’s ongoing work to expand our on-terminal capacity for refrigerated cargo, along with private developments like Gulf States, will strengthen Georgia’s position in the marketplace.”

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