Lineage Logistics opens new Georgia facility

Lineage Logistics Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth facility

Refrigerated warehousing and storage company, Lineage Logistics, recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility in Port Wentworth, Georgia.

The Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth facility is strategically located near the Port of Savannah and is reportedly the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America.

The 220,000 square-foot facility offers cross-docking services for products to enter and exit the facility on the same day if needed – reducing storage time, creating cost efficiencies and ensuring consumers receive fresh produce faster.

The facility also has 23 inbound and outbound lanes that can process more than 40 trucks daily to move up to 1.4 million pounds of produce per day.

Lineage Logistics Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Jim Henderson, said in a period of high demand for port-centric temperature-controlled storage Lineage’s fresh solution offerings have never been more robust.

“Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth will allow us to expand our Fresh offering to new and existing customers and also provides the needed capacity to improve market conditions,” he said.

“The opening of this new facility is a critical step for Lineage as we continuously work to reimagine the world’s food supply chain.

“We are honoured to further our long-standing partnership with Georgia Ports Authority and look forward to building our presence in the state of Georgia, an essential hub for trade and innovation.”

Lineage has worked closely with the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, and the city of Port Wentworth over the last two years to construct the Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth facility in addition to its facility on Tremont Road in Savannah.

According to Lineage, the project resulted in a $78 million USD investment alone, bringing the company’s total economic investment in Chatham County to over $100 million USD.

Lineage also said the Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth facility itself was designed to address the “overwhelming influx in imports of fresh produce to ports in the Mid-Atlantic that lack the space to keep up with the demand”.

“With increasing demand for fresh produce capacity in Savannah, this new, state of the art facility is a welcome addition,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director, Griff Lynch.

“Lineage Logistics’ suite of services, such as cold-retreatment and onsite CBP inspections, will save time, help prevent loss and, ultimately, bring fresh food to market faster,” he said.

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