Canal 5 Studio

New Americold Cold Storage Facility designed by Canal 5 Studio
Canal 5 Studio creates a new U.S. Headquarters for Eimskip

January 30, 2017


Canal 5 Studio (C5S), an architecture, planning and interior design practice recently designed a proposed cold storage warehouse facility for the Maine Port Authority, Eimskip and Americold in Portland, Maine. Americold will develop and operate the warehouse facility on land leased from the Maine Port Authority. Eimskip, an Icelandic shipping company, intends to consolidate its U.S. headquaters in 10,000sf of office space at the new facility.


The new facility will augment multi-million dollar investments already made by the Maine Port Authority in the International Marine Terminal on Commercial Street by facilitating trade between Northern New England and European markets.


The design incorporates storage, distribution and office space while facilitating intermodal rail, truck and sea transportation modalities.


The city of Portland's Department of Economic Development is currently seeking a change in the city's land use code to permit the facility to be constructed. Construction is expected to begin in late 2017.