4 May, 2018 by Jill Viray
This coming June, Royal Cargo is set to open its newest facility — the Cargo City North Hub. The 5-hectare site is located along the Plaridel Bypass Road in Bulacan which will bridge the efficient distribution of goods between Manila and the provinces of Northern Luzon. As part of the company’s logistics capacity expansion, the P1.5 billion multi-purpose facility shall offer cold storage, blast freezing, food processing, dry warehouse and container yard services.
Group CEO of Royal Cargo, Mr. Michael K. Raeuber said that the construction of the Cargo City North Hub shall complement the existing logistics facility in Southern Luzon. “Ideally, the way Manila is structured, there should be one facility in the North and one in the South. We are now excited to serve the needs of our clients in the Northern part of Luzon with our very own North Hub facility,” he added.
The state-of-the-art cold storage facility is a 2.5 hectare building with a total capacity of 15,000 pallet positions (racked). It houses 14 huge temperature-controlled rooms handling temperature ranging from +5 to -25°C. These rooms can store chilled and frozen raw meat, perishable goods, and fresh products before they reach the market. Two (2) units of blast freezers with twelve (12) tons per unit per cycle capacity are also available, enabling quick freezing of goods every four (4) hours at -35°C. The cold storage also boasts off its 18 loading bays with dock levellers and dock shelters allowing a smooth flow of goods in and out of the facility.
The modern facility is green-oriented as it features a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) with rain water collection and a Solar power system with an estimated yield around 1,425 kwh/kwp. With the aim of constructing an energy efficient cold storage, all lighting fixtures have motion sensors and battery packs.
Royal Cargo President, Mr. Elmer Sarmiento also said that the facility will allow the company to deliver end-to-end solutions for both cold and dry goods, by delivering products either from vendors to customers or from vendors to a hub. “This is the hub we want our customers to use as a transit point of their products. It includes a gamut of services from trucking, freight, clearance and storage.” Sarmiento added