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Arcadia Cold Jacksonville Cold Storage Facility Rendering

Arcadia to add Florida cold storage

April 14, 2023
New facility 10 minutes from the Port of Jacksonville to boast 216,297 sq. ft. and 30,254 pallet positions dedicated to “port-to-plate” food distribution.

Third-party logistics provider (3PL) Arcadia Cold is constructing a new cold storage facility in Jacksonville, Florida, to address growing demand for pallet space in the market.

With the continued growth of globally traded perishable food commodities, the demand for cold storage facilities has risen sharply, the company said. This new facility, located 10 minutes from the Port of Jacksonville, will be Arcadia’s first to focus on port-based handling services. Arcadia’s Jacksonville cold storage facility will assist food companies in taking their products from “port to plate.”

The Jacksonville facility will boast 216,297 sq. ft. and 30,254 pallet positions, with enough blast freezing capacity to freeze more than 6 million pounds of product a week. Clearing the site for construction has already begun, and Arcadia expects to open its doors to customers in early 2024.

“As a start-up, Arcadia aims to challenge the status quo and offer customer service levels and facility quality that go beyond what the market currently has to offer,” Arcadia stated in a news release. “With 70% of the 3PL space managed by three large companies, Arcadia is committed to providing a fresh approach and a superior customer experience.”

The Jacksonville Port Authority is investing in the port, with a $420 million port deepening project designed to meet the needs of increased activity with larger vessels and projected growth for the future. The addition of Arcadia’s facility will provide additional capacity in the market and help tackle supply-chain inefficiencies.

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