Performance Team introduced its newest cold chain storage facility, hosting a ribbon cutting customer reception in Houston to launch the U.S. Gulf’s newest cold chain infrastructure.
“We have been exploring the U.S. Gulf market for cold chain opportunities – and this Houston location opportunity stood out in a strong way – for a number of reasons. The U.S. Gulf is a growing economic region– with Houston as the largest market. We can see a tremendous amount of opportunity here – where we can enhance our current business presence through our supply chain integration with Maersk, Hamburg Sud and Sealand, ” said Mike Meierkort, Head of Logistics & Services.
Within a one day drive – customers can reach the markets of San Antonio, Dallas, Laredo, McAllen, New Orleans and Mobile. The facility with serve as a catalyst for new cold chains from America’s heartland which is a particular advantage for Central and South American imports and exports.
“We want to introduce more cold chain capacity and services to make supply chains flow better. Customers are looking for more options in the frozen segment – which is primarily poultry, meat and seafood cargoes here in Houston. We are also targeting imports and exports of fresh produce/flowers, vegetables, dairy and perishables with onsite USDA inspection available,” said Charles Van Der Steene, Head of Sales.
The facility was designed using customer feedback, introducing a special 90’ refrigerated loading dock section for trucks to handle the loading and unloading of refrigerated cargoes faster, safer and at optimal temperature. Drivers can also use on-site truck parking spots with 58 refrigeration plugs available while waiting to unload.
Performance Team is investing in adding new cold chain infrastructure nationwide to serve the growing demand. In addition to this facility, the company will open a Dayton, New Jersey location this month – and construction has begun in other new sites in Charleston, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina.
Photo: Company executives, business partners and customers participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 7th , 2022.
About Performance Team
Performance Team currently operates over 150 distribution and fulfillment center locations in North America and Transportation Services which is complemented by Maersk’s expanded e-commerce logistics capabilities in the U.S. and the acquisition of Pilot Freight Services which added 87 more locations serving first, middle and last mile logistics across the U.S.