Logistics: ICS, Richmond Cold in the news
Diversified Port Holdings LLC, Jacksonville, Fla., said its constituent companies rebranded and transitioned to the Seaonus name, effective Oct. 14. Those businesses include ICS Logistics, Global Stevedoring, Industrial Cold Storage, JaxPort Refrigerated Services, Mobile Stevedoring, and Mobile Refrigerated Services.
Third-party frozen transportation and E-commerce fulfillment specialist Crystal Creek Logistics, Ferndale, Wash., said it formed a strategic partnership with Richmond Cold Storage (RCS), Richmond, Va. Officials said that as of mid September, Crystal Creek shifted a sizable portion of its frozen pick-and-pack operations to RCS. Crystal Creek also operates a facility in Ferndale and has another strategic cold storage partner, Nebraska Cold Storage, in Hastings, Neb.
Michael Bradburn is Crystal Creek's vice president. “With our ongoing expansion and our desire to effectively reach the U.S. population by the most effective means of shipping direct to consumer, our exhaustive research led us to the facilities and management team at RCS, where the infrastructure was in place as was a location that could effectively provide a ‘to the doorstep’ service to more than 65 percent of the U.S. population via two-day ground shipping," he said. "To many of our customers, this translates to a very sizable savings on freight charges over the course of a year."
Refrigerated and frozen LTL carrier Trademark Transportation, Inc., Minneapolis, said it moved from its Bridgeview, Ill., terminal to a larger facility in Joliet, Ill., (both sites near Chicago) to provide expanded services for their transportation customers. “The increased storage space will be a complement to our LTL transportation services,” said owner Justin Bratnober. “We can provide a new breadth of services for a whole group of customers who don’t normally have access to short-term storage opportunities. This is the first big step for us in our ten year growth plan.”
Two leading public refrigerated warehousing industry executives will keynote the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) Conference & Expo, November 3-6, 2011 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Bill Hendricksen (CEO, Castle & Cooke Cold Storage) and David Harlan (president & CEO, United States Cold Storage) will deliver a joint presentation where they will share their respective companies’ strategies for growth and their perspective on industry construction trends.
The IACSC Conference & Expo is the only event dedicated to temperature-controlled design, construction, engineering, and maintenance. This year’s conference includes educational sessions covering a range of industry issues, including building codes, energy efficient design, insulated panels, facility floor repair, and lien law. Visit www.iacsc.org for more details.