Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, an Atlanta-based member of AGRO Merchants Group, announced plans to develop a new cold storage and repack facility in Savannah, Ga.

The facility will feature seven multi-temperature rooms with 7,000 total pallet positions, 25,000 square feet of repacking and bagging operations and multi-use space to support on-site fumigation and ripening. With 25 doors and 85 foot docks, the facility will support efficient product unloading, receiving, inspection and grading. Construction is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017, with operations to begin in the fourth quarter.

The new facility will be developed and operated with resource expertise from Lucca Freezer and Cold Storage in Vineland, N.J. Acquired by AGRO Merchants in 2014, the Lucca facility serves as AGRO Merchant’s flagship U.S. perishable facility serving customers in the United States and around the world.

“AGRO Merchants Group sees great opportunity to develop further capabilities at the Port of Savannah,” says Rusty Lucca, chief executive officer of Lucca Freezer and Cold Storage. “Many of our customers are looking for warehouse and packing services in Savannah to more efficiently serve the Southeastern United States.”

In April, AGRO and Nordic completed a 200,000-square-foot expansion to their existing Savannah facility.