Blackline Cold Storage, a public cold storage warehouse developer and operator, will be opening a new 298,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art cold storage facility at the Port of Houston, Texas, in the first quarter of next year. The facility will incorporate ﬂexibility for multiple segregated temperature zones (including blast freezing capability); 50+ foot clear ceiling heights; and both truck and rail connectivity in order to serve a broad range of cold storage customer requirements.
The Port of Houston site is strategically located within the heavy-haul corridor in close proximity to the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals and with convenient access to the regional interstate highway system and multiple Class 1 railroads. The site also has land available for phased expansions up to 650,000 sq ft at full buildout.
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Blackline Cold Storage has chosen to align with Ryder, a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and ﬂeet management solutions, to manage its facility’s warehouse operations, scheduling, order fulﬁllment, and distribution services at the Port of Houston location. Ryder’s comprehensive and proven 3PL experience will provide Blackline Cold Storage with a full suite of ﬂexible and efficient operational solutions that maximize customer satisfaction, value, and efficiency.
“We are extremely excited to have Ryder on the team as we prepare to launch the Port of Houston cold storage warehouse operations in 1Q-2022,” says Blackline Cold Storage CEO Mike Day. “Ryder’s deep experience as a top 3PL and cold storage operator provides the necessary assets, people, and technology to ensure a successful launch and state-of-the-art operations for the beneﬁt of our cold storage customers. The current supply chain disruptions and challenges across the U.S. only further highlight the importance of such strategic relationships.”