ICS Logistics, a Jacksonville FL-based logistics and storage company, has opened its new facility at the Port of Mobile AL. The facility, called Mobile Refrigerated Services, is Alabama's first freezer operation focusing on shipping poultry and other commodities worldwide from the Port of Mobile. ICS is also opening a Mobile branch of its global stevedoring operation.
Opening of the facility coincides with the arrival and loading of the operation's first vessel carrying 8,000 metric tons of poultry to St Petersburg, Russia.
The expansion has created 42 full-time positions, with approximately 60 additional employees during vessel operations.
ICS invested $8.8 million to renovate existing space to include about 2 million cubic feet of freezer space maintained at -10° F.
Poultry, pork, beef, and other food products will be imported from and exported to: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the eastern and western Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South America.