GAC Samudera Logistics has boosted its service capability by starting the first cold chain warehousing service of its kind in Indonesia, in the Bekasi area, approximately 30 kilometers east of Jakarta.
The distribution center is powered by a state-of-the-art cooling system, making it Indonesia’s first carbon dioxide (CO2) cold chain distribution center. The CO2 cooling system is more environmentally friendly compared with conventional technology, which uses ammonia or other common refrigerants that are toxic and consume more energy.
This facility was built to meet all international standards for cold storage in terms of construction specifications, flooring, and racking systems. It was designed to meet strict quality and hygiene standards of food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.
The cold chain distribution center has six independent chambers with temperatures ranging from –25° C to 5° C and one chamber for chilled temperatures of 0° C to 8° C. Chambers are separated from one another with anti-bacterial panels. Installed with a double-deep rack system, the facility can accommodate a storage volume of more than 6,000 standard pallet positions, and is fully equipped with plastic pallets to meet industry standards. In addition to storage space, the fully equipped facility has a dedicated product processing or customization area, office space, mechanized material handling equipment, a pest control system, and 24/7 power backup.
Accessible to all truck types from small one-ton trucks to 40-foot containers, the facility has 12 loading/unloading docks that allow for swift loading and unloading.
GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics, and marine services. Emphasising world-class performance, a long-term approach, innovation, ethics, and a strong human touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio to help customers achieve their strategic goals. Established since 1956, GAC employs more than 10,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.
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