DFDS buys 171.000 square feet cold store in Liverpool

Liverpool - 3 May 2022

The UK cold chain business unit of DFDS has acquired a 21,000-pallet cold store in Liverpool, two years on from taking over the lease of the facility.

The acquisition of this site further underlines DFDS’s commitment to expanding its cold chain logistics offerings and provides a strong platform in the North West of England to grow its business from.

Matt O’Dell, UK cold chain managing director says: "As we continue working to enhance our cold chain offering, we’re delighted to be adding the Liverpool facility to our network. Ownership of this store is a major move for our UK cold chain operation and supports our long-term growth strategy. Not only will it allow us to expand our domestic offering, but also help strengthen our overall ability to continue to offer premium cold chain solutions in the UK and beyond."

The Liverpool cold store has capacity for approx. 21,000 pallets, including a fully automated chamber holding over 12,400 pallets. The cold store operates at -21 degrees and is supported by an on-site transport fleet, as well as DFDS’s usual value-adding services, including blast freezing, container devanning, temperature-controlled distribution and customs solutions.

"The Liverpool store has over the last 2 years formed an important link in our network and has enabled us to provide more customers with both cold storage and transportation services. I’m very pleased that we are now strengthening our service to an important industry, while at the same time ensuring long-term security for our 58 colleagues and customers," adds Andy Thompson, regional director.

DFDS took over full ownership of the 21,000-pallet cold store in Liverpool on 20th April 2022.

Image by DFDS Group.

Image by DFDS Group.

DFDS press release