SAVANNAH — Nordic Logistics and Warehousing LLC announced the start of construction on its new cutting-edge temperature-controlled storage facility in Savannah on Tuesday during the Savannah Economic Development Authority board meeting.
The first phase of the 400,000-square-foot facility,
located less than six miles from the Port of Savannah off Jimmy Deloach Parkway, is slated to open by the end of 2012, with the remaining work completed in mid-2013. Once open, the facility will allow storage of 45,000 pallets of frozen and refrigerated products, USDA inspection, repackaging and the blast freezing of 15 million pounds of product per week. Once complete, Nordic will provide service for refrigerated and frozen imports and exports.
“We will handle the entire supply chain for our import and export customers, including container loading and unloading, drayage to and from the port, export documents, and inland freight,” Nordic Chief Financial Officer David Apseloff said.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development welcomed the announcement.
“As a homegrown Georgia company, logistics solutions providers like Nordic help best illustrate why our state is the logistics hub of the Southeast, with growing prominence nationwide,” GDEcD Commissioner Chris Cummiskey said. “Nordic provides invaluable supply chain services to a range of industries in Georgia, so this expansion will certainly bode well for the Savannah community and others statewide.”
Curtis Foltz, executive director for the Georgia Ports Authority, echoed Cummiskey’s statement.
“As the largest exporter of containerized poultry in the country, we welcome Nordic to the Port of Savannah,” Foltz said. “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.”