Maine International Cold Storage Facility (MICSF)

Portland, Me

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Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure joins Eimskip and Amber Infrastructure in a consortium of private developers to build a 107,000-square-foot, temperature-controlled building on state-owned land at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, ME. The proposed building, called the Maine International Cold Storage Facility, is expected to meet the refrigerated cargo demand of Icelandic shipping company, Eimskip, and be big enough to accommodate customers from Maine’s growing food, beverage and bio-pharmaceutical industries.

Six architectural response drawings of the planned facility can be viewed by pressing “Download PDF” at the top of the page.

Project FAQs

  • Eimskip commenced Portland Terminal services March 15, 2013
  • Maine Port Authority (MPA) launches competitive process to selec a developer 2014/2015
  • Eimskip awarded building development rights August 1, 2015
  • Eimskip partnered with TFIC/Amber January 22, 2020
  • Maine DOT deeds land adjacent to the International Marine Terminal (IMT) to MPA in early 2020
  • City of Portland approves MICSF Site Plan application in late 2020
  • Construction commences July 2022
  • Private facility creating 22 jobs and generating property tax revenue
  • Building footprint: 107,000 SF
  • Pallet position capacity: ~21,950
  • Loading dock: 14,500 SF
  • Size of storage area: 85,500 SF
  • Loading dock bays: 13 + Ramp
  • Internal height of building: ~50′
  • Refrigeration system: CO2
  • Racking system: Pushback and shuttle system
  • Maine’s largest rooftop PV array

MICSF In The News

Developers Revive Cold-Storage Facility Plans in Maine

Plans for Portland cold-storage facility are back on the front burner

2 Years After Controversy, Maine Cold Storage Facility Project Resumes

Proponents say pandemic adds importance to new cold storage facility in Portland

Additional Project Information

City of Portland Site Plan Information

City of Portland Conditional Use Application

6.10.2020 MICSF Neighborhood Meeting Presentation

6.10.2020 MICSF Neighborhood Meeting Minutes and Q&A

Leasing Information

McGowan Operational Plans for Summer 2021

Project Contacts

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Andrew Nelson


Kay Rand