Portland Press Herald wrote:State and local officials plan a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the Maine International Cold Storage Facility, a 107,000-square-foot building sited on Commercial Street next to Maine’s sole shipping container terminal. The warehouse has been touted as critical to expanding freight through Portland and giving Maine food and beverage companies a competitive edge and access to markets.Read more at: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/08/19/ ... nd-monday/
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Plans for the warehouse were approved by the Portland Planning Board nearly two years ago. The building price has grown from $30 million to $55 million. Construction is expected to finish early in 2024.
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Refrigerated storage next to the International Marine Terminal container port will likely draw new customers, including clients of Eimskip, the Icelandic shipping company that specializes in transporting cold and frozen freight, O’Shaughnessy said.
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More investment is planned in coming years to accommodate more containers, allow larger ships and lure shipping companies to port, said Burns, the port authority director.