Americold Acquires PortFresh for $35M, Including Land in Savannah for New Cold Storage Warehouse
SAVANNAH, GA. — Americold, a global owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, has acquired PortFresh Holdings for $35 million. PortFresh is a privately owned operator servicing produce mainly out of the Port of Savannah. Americold’s acquisition includes 163 acres of land adjacent to PortFresh’s Savannah site, on which, Americold plans to build an approximately 60,000-square-foot warehouse. The planned building is expected to feature 37,000 pallet positions, advanced blast freezing capabilities and space and infrastructure to support refrigerated-containerized trade. Atlanta-based Americold plans to open the facility in early 2020 and expects it to cost between $55 million and $65 million to develop.