IGLO building cold storage hub for south Asia

By Dominique Patton

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Malaysian logistics group Haisan Resources is seeking to create a
regional hub for shipping temperature-controlled foods and
ingredients at an expanded facility in the Philippines.

The company said this week that it has completed the third phase expansion at its subsidiary IGLO's Philippines site.

Three terminals now have a combined capacity of 10,000 tonnes of bulk and finished products and a projected blast-freezing capacity of 15 tonnes per six-hour cycle.

Growth in south-east Asia's processed food sector, and particularly frozen products like ice cream, have boosted demand for cold chain storage.

IGLO Philippines also handles food ingredients, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meat, and fast food as well as products for other industry sectors like electronic components, tobacco, pharmaceuticals.

"Our upgraded and enlarged operations in the Philippines puts us one step closer to our goal of becoming a regional hub for transhipment of temperature-controlled food items,"​ IGLO Philippines president Raymond de Graaf said in a statement yesterday.

The facility can accommodate temperatures ranging from 18 to -27oC and handle a wide variety of ambient, atmosphere- and dust-controlled requirements as well as chilled and frozen food products, he said.

IGLO also has operations in Malaysia and China and is exploring expansion possibilities in Vietnam and the Middle East.

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