New Orleans Cold Storage will more than double the size of its existing storage space at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina. The US$14 million investment includes a US$12 million contribution from the South Carolina State Ports Authority.
“Not only will our storage space be increasing dramatically by over 150 percent but we will also be increasing our blast freezing capacity by 100 percent, ” Mark Blanchard, president and CEO of NOCS, said in a statement.
Currently, the NOCS cold storage facility in Charleston consists of a 55,000-square-foot refrigerated cold storage with 640,000 pounds of blast freeze capacity per day.
The expansion will benefit the import meat trade, specifically from Australia, New Zealand, Central America and South America, NOCS said.