Nordic Logistics and Warehousing LLC has begun construction on a cutting-edge, temperature-controlled storage facility in Savannah.
The announcement was made Tuesday at a Savannah Economic Development Authority board meeting.
The 400,000-square foot facility will be less than 6 miles from the Port of Savannah off of the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. The first phase is scheduled to open by the end of 2012 and remaining work is scheduled to wrap up in mid-2013, according to a company news release.
Nordic will provide service for refrigerated and frozen imports and exports. The facility has the capacity to store 45,000 pallets of frozen and refrigerated products, USDA inspection, repackaging, is capable of blast freezing 15 million pounds of product per week.
The company expects demand for containerized shipments through the port will continue to increase. "The Savannah facility is a reflection of Nordic's commitment to meet the temperature controlled supply chain requirements that our customers want today and will need tomorrow," said Don Schoenl, Nordic's president and chief executive officer, in a statement.
"As the largest exporter of containerized poultry in the country, we welcome Nordic to the Port of Savannah," said Curtis Foltz, executive director for the Georgia Ports Authority, in a statement. "Nordic's commitment to build additional off-terminal, freezer and temperature controlled cold storage capacity, along with the Georgia Port Authority's ongoing work to expand on-terminal capacity for refrigerated cargo will make Georgia's position in the marketplace even stronger. Quality providers like Nordic will give shippers more cost effective options for moving refrigerated commodities to and from international markets."