The Americold cold storage facility, located in Chesapeake, VA, is less than 10 miles from the Port of Norfolk and supports the regional community as well as international commerce.
Importers and exporters within the US, as well as international clients, can take advantage of value-added services like on-site blast freezing, USDA inspections, container loading, drayage services, container unloading, product storage, distribution, and cross-docking.
Because the Chesapeake site is not automated like some other cold storage facilities in the area, we can handle pallets of any size, including oddly shaped pallets and unique packaging.
This Americold cold storage site is also connected to the Norfolk Southern rail network for large-volume transportation convenience.
Facility capabilities include:
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Chesapeake is part of Americold’s U.S. cold storage solutions network, providing warehousing, processing, and distribution solutions for proteins, dairy, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, and consumer packaged goods (CPG).
Nearby additional temperature-controlled facilities in our supply chain network include:
In 1963, the City of South Norfolk and Norfolk County merged through consolidation to form the City of Chesapeake. However, the City’s history reaches back to around 1620 with the first English settlement.
Chesapeake is a diverse city in which a few urban areas are located; it also has many square miles of protected farmland, forests, and wetlands, including a substantial portion of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Extending from the rural border with North Carolina to the harbor area of Hampton Roads adjacent to the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach, Chesapeake is located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. It has miles of waterfront industrial, commercial, and residential property. In 2011, Chesapeake was named the 21st-best city in the United States by Bloomberg.
Today, Chesapeake is a unique blend of rural and urban centers, providing its citizens with excellent schools, recreational and cultural facilities, and strong municipal leadership.