The pace of expansion in the cold chain sector remains full speed ahead, notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor in chief of Food Logistics, in the October issue. A number of significant developments are supporting growing fresh and frozen food shipments, both within the U.S. and internationally. Containerized ocean carriers are adding more reefer capacity while cold storage providers continue building out their network, particularly near key ports.
Preferred Freezer Services (PFS) is one company in the midst of expansion domestically and abroad. The New Jersey-based cold storage provider added to its presence in China with the opening of a third facility in Tianjin last year. Two other facilities are located in Shanghai and another Asian facility opened in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2010.
In June, PFS opened its seventh cold storage facility in California, a 250,000 square-foot facility in San Leandro, which is near the Port of Oakland. The facility features an oversized truck yard, 23 dock doors, and three different temperature zones to accommodate a range of products under one roof.
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