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Logistec opens new wood pellet and biomass cargo warehouses in US

Logistec Corp., a marine and environmental services provider, has opened its newly built bulk biomass pellet warehouses in Brunswick, Georgia.

The modern buildings are a part of Logistec’s commitment to upgrade and expand its dry bulk facilities at Marine Port Terminals.

“With the addition of these warehouses, we have substantially increased our throughput capacity,” said Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO of Logistec.

“Logistec’s modern, specialised terminal is ideally suited to biomass cargo handling, and we look forward to working with the Georgia Ports Authority and our customers to meet long-term growth demands.”

Logistec has been operating in Brunswick since 1998 and, in 2011, began an extensive development project to completely rebuild and modernise the site.

The development included renovations to the previous warehouses, an overhaul of the bulk load-out system, construction of a new ship loader, and significant upgrades to the conveyor systems.

In 2014, Logistec reached an agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority to make additional improvements to the terminal.

The five-year upgrade project includes electrical and rail upgrades, new domes, a new tower and conveyor, paving, infrastructure rehabilitation, and dust and traffic control measures.

“We welcome Logistec’s announcement of the completion of its newly built wood pellet storage at the East River Terminal. The state-of-the-art facilities will aid GPA’s efforts to support Georgia’s forest products sector,” said Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority.

Logistec’s expanded facilities at Marine Port Terminals are equipped for a variety of dry bulk products.

In addition to wood pellets and export cargo for the biomass market, Logistec currently handles fertiliser, urea, salt, perlite, aggregates, and animal feed.