Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), Chatham, N.J., announced plans to further expand in the New York/New Jersey Port.

The new cold storage warehouse located in Kearny, N.J., is set to open in the summer of 2018, and will add 197,000 square feet of freezer space.

The Kearny cold storage warehouse will be the company’s ninth in the greater New Jersey/New York area and their 38th in the United States following the opening of Houston Gulf Coast and Chicago 3 next quarter.

Preferred Freezer Services’ new facility, to be named New Jersey #9, will be located off Interstate 280 and Interstate 95 near exit 15W nestled between the Newark Turnpike and Bergen Avenue.

New Jersey #9 will feature a storage capacity of more than 30,000 pallets, stand 58 feet high, offer 24 dock doors and reside minutes from the largest port complex on the East Coast.

“Recognizing the need for more frozen storage capacity in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, we are delighted to announce our newest cold storage facility. It is through our consistent culture of ‘customer first’ attitude that PFS continues to secure existing client partners as well as attracting new prospects,” says Brian Beattie, president.