On October 7, the president of the Huelva Port Authority, Pilar Miranda, signed the granting of the concession for the construction and management of the Hub del Frío (Cold Logistics Hub) in Muelle Sur for 35 years to Frigoríficos Portuarios del Sur, S.L.
Miranda highlighted the importance of this concession, since "this cold logistics hub will turn Muelle Sur into a leader in the field of controlled temperature logistics, allowing us to offer a new service to our clients. This also entails a great business and employment opportunity for our environment and for the perishable products sector.” She pointed out that the granting of this concession "is a testament to the firm commitment of the Port of Huelva to diversification, the strengthening of our competitiveness and environmental protection, with sustainable projects based on the use of clean energy."
Circular and sustainable economy
With an approximate area of 32,500 m², the Cold Logistics Hub has been conceived as a port area defined by excellence, highly specialized in the logistics of goods at controlled temperature conditions. It aims to focus on the deconsolidation and consolidation activities with said merchandise, reducing energy consumption and the carbon footprint. All this is achieved with the use of environmentally-friendly refrigeration, taking advantage of the huge amount of residual cold that is generated in the regasification processes of Enagás, an industry also located in the Port of Huelva. This synergy between both activities at the port is precisely what has given a boost to this initiative of circular and sustainable economy.
€ 15 million are planned to be invested, and with a storage capacity of 180,000 m³, the Cold Logistics Hub will have a large temperature controlled merchandise storage and management facility. This will allow FPS to consolidate as the most advanced, efficient and sustainable port facility in the field of controlled temperature logistics.