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A Controlled-Temperature Warehouse

Un projet d'entrepôt à température dirigée sur les sites portuairesNantes – Saint Nazaire Port assists the international development of Greater Western France’s agri-foodstuffs sector. The Port Authority is planning to set up a positive-temperature and negative-temperature refrigerated warehouse on the site of the Montoir de Bretagne multimodal logistics platform. A call for expression of interest has been published.

France’s second-ranked agricultural region, Pays de la Loire is also one of the regions leading the way in the agri-foodstuffs industry. The dynamism of this sector generates significant maritime throughput for the Port of Nantes – Saint Nazaire. In 2014, nearly 500 000 tonnes of agri-foodstuffs transited the Montoir de Bretagne terminals, in containers and as ro-ro consignments.

Agri-foodstuffs companies are increasingly looking abroad for new markets. Assisting this sector calls for the development of logistical services and in particular warehousing solutions. To meet these requirements, Nantes – Saint Nazaire Port is planning to have a controlled-temperature warehouse built on the site of the Montoir de Bretagne multimodal logistics platform, to the rear of the container and ro-ro terminals. Set up on a 1.5 hectare plot of land, the building will cover an area of around 5 000 m2 and will be divided into three sections (negative refrigeration, positive refrigeration and dry warehousing).

This facility is an essential link in delivering higher-volume import and export flows by sea for fresh and frozen produce. It will offer an optimum cargo consolidation and deconsolidation service and will permit the distribution of products by inland waterway, sea and rail.

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