Palisades Logistics, a leading 3PL company, helps bridge the gap in its customers’ supply chain needs by providing access to a new Mobile, AL cold storage facility designed to meet their frozen and convertible storage requirements.
The 300,000+-square-foot facility is conveniently located less than three miles from the I-10 interchange, a major east-west trucking route. This warehouse sits at the fourth exit west of Mobile’s Intermodal Terminal with frontage on the CSX railway secondary line, providing easy access by truck, rail, or ship.
Mobile, AL Frozen Storage
Managed by a professional logistics team dedicated to providing first-class service, coupled with exceptional value, Palisades’ Mobile location features 212,000 square feet of frozen and convertible storage space, a 40-ft. rail dock, 75-ft. truck dock, and 48-ft. freezer height clearance for efficient loading and unloading of inventories. The facility, rated for food grade storage, holds an FDA registration and a USDA certification. With refrigeration and blast freezing capabilities available, this Mobile facility is designed to accommodate storage requirements from 34 degrees F. and above. Other services provided include:
- drive-in racking
- freight consolidation
Frozen & Refrigerated Inventory Management
The temperature-controlled warehousing facility employs a Warehouse Management System (WMS) that features scanning and online inventory checking capabilities. With REAL TIME inventory visibility technologies, Palisades Logistics’ customers experience more efficient order fulfillment and reduced inventory loss.
Palisades Logistics’ Mobile, AL facility offers flexible storage space, along with customized processes and services that can be tailored to meet each customer’s unique cold storage requirements. Contact Palisades Logistics for a rate quote or additional information on this or any of Palisades Logistics’ frozen and cold storage options.
Mobile, AL Frozen Warehousing Q&As
1). What are the advantages to warehousing frozen and cold storage inventories in Mobile, AL?
Strategic location and a robust infrastructure make Mobile, AL an ideal location for warehousing frozen and refrigerated products. Situated in one of the fastest growing regions of the country, Mobile offers easy access to six Interstate highways and five Class I railway systems. Additionally, it is home to one of the country’s top performing airports for international cargo and the ninth largest deep-water seaport, situated just 32 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. This centralized location provides businesses with easy access to and from storage facilities via land, rail, air and sea. Coupled with a reliable infrastructure, Mobile’s location ensures businesses can get their temperature-sensitive inventories to market quickly and efficiently.
2). What are some of the special features cold storage facilities should provide?
Cold storage facilities are designed to store perishable and temperature-sensitive items, such as food and medicine. Because of this, businesses should look for warehouses that are food-grade rated and have FDA and USDA approvals. These facilities should have easy access to major transportation routes in order to ensure timely distribution and provide a real-time inventory management system for efficient order fulfillment. Additionally, an ideal cold storage facility will be well ventilated and take precautions to prevent contamination of inventories from such things as exposed insulation, glass breakage, and pests.
3). What are the challenges facing cold chain managers today and what is being done to address these challenges?
Like everyone else, cold chain managers must deal with rising costs, but they are also faced with limited warehouse space suitable for storing their inventories. There are considerable costs and complexities associated with building and maintaining facilities designed specifically for storing temperature-sensitive inventories. And as new technologies develop and consumer preferences move from frozen to fresh products, keeping up with demand is difficult. Some facilities, like the Mobile, AL frozen storage warehouse, address that challenge by offering convertible storage space that can be adapted to different uses that require variations of refrigeration and freezer space.
Palisades Logistics is committed to providing innovative solutions for the warehousing and fulfillment needs of all its customers’ inventories—dry, chemical, refrigerated, and frozen. The company’s first-class services are designed to offer efficient, cost-effective results while maintaining the quality of inventories and the integrity of customers’ reputations for reliable delivery. For additional information, contact Palisades Logistics.