New Orleans Cold Storage
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|Industry||Refrigerated Warehousing and Supply Chain Management|
|Founded||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Headquarters||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Mark Blanchard, President & CEO|
|Services||Refrigerated Warehousing and Supply Chain Logistics|
Number of employees
|2,200 Stevedores, 250 Support and Executive Staff|
Established in 1886, New Orleans Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. is claimed to be the oldest cold storage company in North America.
NOCS currently has 4 facilities with over 15,000,000 cubic feet of refrigerated space; located in 3 strategic port cities – New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; and Charleston, SC.
Port of New Orleans
There are currently two locations in New Orleans at Jourdan Road and at the Henry Clay Avenue Wharf.
The Jourdan Road warehouse was built in 2003 and has 160,000 square feet (4,500,000 cubic feet) of refrigerated cold storage warehouse with a total storage capacity of 46,000,000 lbs of product. It features 24 truck bays and three vessel berths and maintains USDA export certification, approval from the Russian confederation for poultry exports, and approval for poultry and beef exports to Mexico. It is especially designed to blast freeze meat and poultry to 0 degrees Fahrenheit within 24 hours with a total capacity of 1,200,000 lbs a day.
The facility at Henry Clay, also located in New Orleans, was constructed in 2012 with 127,000 square feet (5,100,000 cubic feet) of cold storage warehouse with a total storage capacity of 38,000,000 pounds of product. This plant has riverfront bulk break access as well as direct access to the Port of New Orleans container port. This facility has 2 vessel berths and 20 dock doors and is located with in one mile to the Container Terminal. Also, this facility has access to all major U.S. rail carriers. It maintains USDA export certification and approval from the Russian confederation for poultry exports. It is especially designed to blast freeze meat and poultry at 0 degrees Fahrenheit within 24 hours with a total capacity of 1,240,000 lbs. a day.
Port of Charleston
The South Atlantic plant was built in 1987 in Charleston, SC. At 1,500,000 cubic feet (42,000 m3), this facility can blast freeze up to 320,000 lbs of meat and poultry a day. There are 16 truck platforms as well as the warehouse being accessible to all railroads that serve Charleston, SC (Norfolk Southern and CSX directly). This facility is certified for Russian meat and poultry shipments.
Port of Houston
The West Gulf warehouse was built in 1984 in La Porte, TX. At 140,000 square feet (13,000 m2) and 4,200,000 cubic feet (120,000 m3), this facility can blast freeze up to 1,280,000 lbs of meat and poultry a day. There are 32 truck platforms as well as the warehouse being accessible to all Class 1 railroads serving the Houston area. It also maintains certifications for Russian poultry shipments as well as Russian export and Russian pork trichinosis certifications. It is a USDA approved meat inspection establishment and has the ability to do trichinae testing.
- BreakBulk.com "Port of New Orleans Approves New Cold Storage Warehouse"