The Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park, located in Burnside Business Park, welcomes Nova Cold Storage, as its first full-service, refrigerated and frozen food logistics centre. Nova Cold has broken ground on a $9.5 million state-of-the-art facility, located on Wilkinson Avenue.
Nova Cold is expanding to accommodate its frozen fish and processed foods storage business, servicing processors, exporters, and freight forwarders. When complete, the new 60,000-sqare-foot, federally inspected, cold storage transloading facility will house 5,500 pallets, enough to fill 250 ocean containers.
“The ability to purchase land in such a central location is what enticed us to build this modern warehouse,” said Barry Smith, President of Nova Cold Storage. “Our new facility will exclusively offer companies 100 per cent cold-chain security because the loading bay doors are constructed to open inwards so trailers and containers can be loaded and sealed inside 50-foot refrigerated docks.”
The Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park is serviced by five major highways and is within a 15-minute commute of Port of Halifax, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, and CN’s intermodal yard.
“The design of the Logistics Park allows trucks ample room to move for a quick turnaround,” said Richard Butts, Chief Administrative Officer of the Halifax Regional Municipality. “As our newest business, Nova Cold will be playing a key role in shipping refrigerated goods as the Gateway expands its distribution network.”
Since 2006, fifty acres of the Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park have been developed. Today eight companies offer warehousing, customs clearance, transloading, freight forwarding and other value-added services including “just-in-time” delivery. The Logistics Park is also well-positioned to play a support role to the companies engaged in the $70 billion in mega-projects taking place in Atlantic Canada including the $25-billion Halifax Shipyard contract.
Phase 1 of the Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park is currently underway, comprising 140 acres of serviced lots. Phase 2 will offer an additional 128 acres for future development opportunities.