Charleston Gains Cold Storage Capacity

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 20, 2016

New Orleans Cold Storage expansion grows Charleston's cold storage capacity

 
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) officials celebrated the newly-expanded New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) facility in North Charleston, an important addition to SCPA's ability to serve the growing refrigerated cargo market.
 
Driven by SCPA's 38 percent growth of refrigerated cargo since 2011, Charleston has attracted significant investments in cold storage over the past year, SCPA said.
 
"NOCS's expansion is significant to SCPA, especially given the strategic importance of refrigerated cargo to our business," said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. "The addition of significant local cold storage and freezer space in the Charleston area supports SCPA's continued above-market growth in this sector."
 
Completed in November 2015, the expansion increases the facility's blast freezing capabilities by 50 percent. The addition of 81,000 square feet more than doubles NOCS's local footprint, which now offers 136,000 square feet of cold storage.
 
"We are looking forward to offering even more services to our clients at the Port of Charleston, where we have been for almost 30 years," said Mark Blanchard, NOCS President and CEO. "This expansion will help us continue to be one of the largest logistics and cold storage suppliers to the poultry, pork, beef, seafood, vegetable, and international refrigerated food industries."
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