Performance Team introduced its new cold chain storage facility, hosting a ribbon-cutting customer reception in Houston, Texas to launch the US Gulf’s newest cold chain infrastructure.
According to Maersk-owned Performance Team, the Houston market is a high growth logistics center in need of more cold storage capacity for frozen foods and perishables that will be well-served by the company’s supply chain integrator strategy.
"We have been exploring the US Gulf market for cold chain opportunities – and this Houston location opportunity stood out in a strong way - for a number of reasons. The US Gulf is a growing economic region– with Houston as the largest market. We can see a tremendous amount of opportunity here – where we can enhance our current business presence through our supply chain integration with Maersk, Hamburg Sud and Sealand," commented Mike Meierkort, head of logistics & Services at Maersk.
According to the announcement, within a one-day drive - customers can reach the markets of San Antonio, Dallas, Laredo, McAllen, New Orleans and Mobile.
"We want to introduce more cold chain capacity and services to make supply chains flow better. Customers are looking for more options in the frozen segment – which is primarily poultry, meat and seafood cargoes here in Houston. We are also targeting imports and exports of fresh produce/flowers, vegetables, dairy and perishables with onsite USDA inspection available," said Charles Van Der Steene, head of sales at Maersk.
Moreover, the facility was designed using customer feedback, introducing a special 90’ refrigerated loading dock section for trucks to handle the loading and unloading of refrigerated cargoes faster, safer and at optimal temperature. Drivers can also use on-site truck parking spots with 58 refrigeration plugs available while waiting to unload.
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