Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, an Atlanta-based member of AGRO Merchants Group, Alpharetta, Ga., doubled the capacity of its Savannah, Ga., location by adding a new 200,000-square-foot cold storage and blast freezing facility to the existing site. The added space will bring the company's total Savannah frozen and chilled storage capacity to 50,000 tons of cargo and double the current blast capacity. The expansion is part of AGRO’s commitment to invest in modern assets, industry leading technologies and value-added service offerings to ensure the highest quality supply chain management standards in the industry.

“The modern infrastructure will allow us to offer more comprehensive solutions, leveraging Savannah as a key U.S. port of entry/exit for our global customers in combination with other AGRO locations in Europe, North and South America,” says Neal Rider, chief executive officer of AGRO Merchants Group.

Nordic Logistics and Warehousing became part of AGRO Merchants Group in October 2015, adding significant scale and capabilities to AGRO’s expanding U.S. and global cold chain distribution network. The multi-region cold chain provider added more than 70 million cubic feet of flexible, temperature-controlled storage to AGRO’s network. The Nordic network specializes in end-to-end services, including import/export product handling, transportation, temperature-controlled warehousing, blast freezing and state-of-the-art warehouse management.

“We will now have an opportunity to meet the demand of our clients, providing the necessary capacity to handle larger volumes of frozen products,” says Don Schoenl, president of AGRO Merchants Group North America. “We will support food producers, retailers and traders to reduce transit times by using the Port of Savannah as a direct entry point to market.”