- High tech asset and capacity will strengthen U.S. Gulf cold chains.
- Offers first-ever, 90 foot deep unloading dock, specially-designed for refrigerated commodities handling from trucks.
(PRESS RELEASE) EL SEGUNDO, California, United States, 14-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Maersk (CPH: MAERSK-B), a global leader in container shipping, has announced that its subsidiary Performance Team opens a new cold storage facility in Houston aimed at serving imports and exports.
“As we continue to expand our network in North America, providing customer-centered solutions this new facility will provide best-in-class cold chain services by integrating our services, technologies and optimizing cold chain logistics efficiencies,” commented Jason Walker, Executive Vice President of Operations at Performance Team – A Maersk Company.
Performance Team – A Maersk Company Houston will offer ideal access to the city’s major ports with a dedicated fleet of shuttle trucks and chassis used between the warehouse and the port to expedite inland transit. Equally important, easy access to both BNSF and Union Pacific rail lines and five minutes from major highways ensures multi-modal supply chain options to and from inland destinations.
End-to-end supply chain solutions are created by Maersk’s Ocean services calling the Port of Houston that can be integrated with Maersk Customs Services, USA Inc. customs clearance expertise and Performance Team – A Maersk Company’s 60+ warehouses and Transportation services – designed to serve storage, fulfillment, distribution and inland transportation needs.
“Cold chain demand in the U.S. Gulf continues strong and we see a strategic opportunity to expand capacity and introduce a more integrated supply chain to make it easier for exporters and importers,” commented Diogo Lobo, Regional Head of Cold Chain for Maersk North America.
Transpacific, Transatlantic, South America, Central America, Africa and Middle East markets are all served by Maersk, Sealand and Hamburg Sud ocean carrier services and Maersk companies serving the Port of Houston. Commodities include fish, poultry, beef, pork, fruits and vegetables.
The Houston facility will open in August 2022 and be operated by Performance Team – A Maersk Company. The facility used customer input to design a 90’ loading dock that is temperature-controlled and protected from the elements – important functionality for handling frozen and fresh commodities. Having such a deep facility dock enables Performance Team to stage a much greater number of loads in preparation for domestic or international distribution. The company also worked closely with the USDA on the design to ease the demands placed on USDA inspectors who are facing increased cargo volumes.
About Performance Team – A Maersk Company
Performance Team – A Maersk Company currently operates over 60 distribution and fulfillment center locations in North America and Transportation Services which is complemented by Maersk’s expanded ecommerce logistics capabilities in the U.S. and the intended acquisition of Pilot Freight Services which is under regulatory review prior to closing in Q2 2022 which will add 87 more locations serving first, middle and last mile logistics across the U.S.
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