Perishables can now move more efficiently through the Port of Miami after the opening of a restack facility to handle containers and cargo from all carriers.
The restack facility allows users to unload, manipulate and restack cargo in preparation for fumigation, inspection or the transloading and or transfer of goods to other containers, according to a news release.
The operation is approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the manipulation of flying pests and reconditioning of product and is equipped with a 10-ton refrigeration unit to maintain temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, as required by USDA, according to the release.
It possesses more than 960 square feet of capacity and is located adjacent to the current USDA PortMiami fumigation yard.
“We are pleased to announce the opening of this facility, which provides our customers with new options to trans load and manipulate goods, saving them time and money,” Juan Kuryla, port director, said in the release. “Customers can now have all their goods offloaded, fumigated, inspected and released to their customers faster and at a reduced cost.”
The restack facility is operated by Miami-based ELLER-ITO Stevedoring Co. LLC.