USDA Certifies New Cold Chain Technology at South Florida Logistics Center
First-of-its-kind, eco-friendly process extends the shelf-life of perishables arriving through South Florida.
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-- Flagler Global Logistics, formerly South Florida Logistics Services, today announced its South Florida Logistics Center has received United States Department of Agriculture USDA! approval for a revolutionary treatment process for fruits, vegetables and other perishable items" #he ne$ technology allo$s for better management of the %cold chain% to e&tend produce shelf life and 'uality, $hile the (iami-based entry point of the South Florida Logistics Center decreases the amount of time the products are in transport")ndustry reports cite nearly *+ billion of perishable foods are $asted annually, $ith nearly half of those losses due to temperature changes e&perienced in-transit bet$een the gro$er and the grocer" Flagler Global Logistics ne$ USDA-approved treatment process stabili.es the cold chain integrity by e&posing fruits and vegetables to a more uniform temperature, vastly improving the 'uality of the products" Additionally, the ne$ treatments filtration system ma/es the process more environmentally friendly"%#his ne$ technology is a game changer for e&porters loo/ing to bring their produce to supermar/et shelves in the United States,% said Chris Scott, 0resident and C12 of Flagler Global Logistics" %3ith this cold chain infrastructure in place at the South Florida Logistics Center, our partners have a ne$ gate$ay to the Southeast that allo$s them to get their product to mar/et more 'uic/ly-adding at least a $ee/ or more to the products shelf life" )ts a true competitive advantage, aiding our economys gro$th $hile saving e&porters and grocers time and money"%#he South Florida Logistics Center officially opened for business in 2ctober 456+" Located ad7acent to the (iami )nternational Airport, the 455-acre intermodal logistics comple& offers $orld-class cargo handling including unprecedented multimodal transportation access, Foreign #rade 8one advantages and refrigerated cargo options"#he Logistic Centers first building, a 695,555-s'uare-foot facility, is no$ fully operational including :5,555 s'uare feet of refrigerated space"3ith more than t$o million s'uare feet of Class-A $arehouse and distribution space at full build out, the South Florida Logistics Center offers fle&ible space options $ith e&isting space from 64,555 to 49,555 s'uare feet and build-to-suit space" Conveniently