APM Terminals (APMT) Buenos Aires has commissioned a new cold-store chamber in an effort to meet growing demand for reliable, stable cold-chain handling of goods.
The chamber can maintain constant temperatures as low as -35°C, making it suitable to handle a variety of cargos including fruit, frozen produce and meat which require strict temperature control throughout the supply chain.
Marcelo Siminet, head of operations at APM Terminals Buenos Aires, stated: “With the current COVID-19 pandemic, our cooling chamber may have arrived at a vital moment, given that cargo often have to be stored at specific temperatures to maintain their quality.”
The chamber is located within the customers bonded area of the terminal, reducing the need for additional transport costs, inconvenience, risk and paperwork associated with off-terminal facilities, noted the operator.
It is fully approved by SENASA, the Argentinian government ministry responsible for executing national policies on animal and plant health and quality, and food safety.
The 60 cu m chamber, which measures 11.84 m long, 1.96 m wide and 2.55 m high, can store up to 11 standard pallets or 14 Euro pallets simultaneously.
The chamber is operated by specially trained team, aiming to prioritise the maintenance of quality from origin to destination.
In addition to storage the chamber can be used to maintain constant temperatures during the stuffing process.