Americold Realty Trust, Inc., through its joint venture RSA Cold Chain in Dubai, has created plans to build and operate a new $35 million, state-of-the-art cold storage facility with 40,000 pallet positions, in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in the Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai. This investment builds on the strategic collaboration between Americold and DP World, the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics with a global port infrastructure.

The new facility will offer multi-temperature capabilities and connect to DP World’s best-in-class logistics solutions. Earlier this year, RSA Cold Chain entered into a long-term land lease agreement with DP World to support this development. Construction will start early 2024 and is expected to be completed by Q1 of 2025.

Commenting on the plan, George Chappelle, CEO of Americold, said, “The addition of critical temperature-controlled infrastructure and value-added services will enable a next generation cold chain offering in the Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai. Americold is committed to investing in new and innovative long-term solutions that optimize the cold chain from production to consumption and support our mission of helping our customers feed the world.”

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