CEVA Logistics has officially opened its new, integrated, end-to-end cold chain facility at DP World London Gateway this week.

Dubbed the Chill Hub, the multi-temperature 10,000 sqm facility holds up to 10,000 pallet positions featuring seven independent chambers capable of operating at all temperature ranges from -25°C through to +16°C, allowing chilled, frozen and temperature specific items to be accommodated.

Dedicated areas will handle pharmaceuticals, fresh and frozen produce, beverage products and flowers as well as other goods requiring temperature specific handling and storage.

CEVA will also offer a full range of value-added services including labelling, boxing, re-palletising, price coding, tagging and kitting through the Chill Hub.

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CEVA chose to situate the Chill Hub at London Gateway because of its links to over 110 ports in 60 different countries. The hub’s dockside proximity to the warehouse also means shunting can take as little as two hours.

Nicolas Sartini, CEVA chief executive officer (cutting ribbon), said the new facility has excellent road and rail connections and offers “best in class” warehouse management systems and direct port access.

He added: “This state-of-the-art facility will enable us to offer a unique value proposition to our shipper customers, providing a faster delivery of goods through an energy-efficient building. We can also give full visibility and control of the entire inbound operation through the Chill Hub.”