RSA Logistics, Dubai South, broke ground on a new cold chain facility, also based in Dubai South.

RSA Cold Chain (RCC), also known as “Dubai South,” will house a total capacity of 21,000 pallets, coupled with sophisticated end-to-end 3PL services for packaged food, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products and frozen foods.

Phase 1 will being in March 2017, offering an initial capacity of 10,800 pallets.

The warehouse will be comprised of 8 independent chambers and a unique ammonia-based chilling system where each chamber will accommodate temperatures as low as -25°F.

The site for the new facility is strategically located just outside the bonded zone in Dubai South to maximize ease of access and minimize time lags in movements of the food products. RCC will also provide temperature-controlled transportation and focus on quality and scalability.

“We take pride in the launch of our latest project, RSA Cold Chain, which increases the scope of niche services we can offer to our customers,” says Abhishek Ajay Shah, co-founder and managing director. “We believe this is coming at a critical time in the context of global changes that will affect the demand and supply of food products, and in turn, influence the requirement for quality services that meet these needs in a safe and sustainable manner. The cold chain is an under-served sector in the UAE and the Middle East, and we’re excited to be part of the journey that will see a change in this equation. We look forward to offering a high-growth and scalable solution to quality-focused food companies.”