Lineage Cool Port Rotterdam

Lineage opens port facility in the Netherlands

Dec. 5, 2022
The new Cool Port II high-rise cold storage in the Port of Rotterdam boasts 60,000 pallet locations, three automated truck unloading systems, and tri-modal transportation connections.

Lineage Logistics recently opened its fully automated Cool Port II cold storage in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, adding a key European port location to its global network of temperature-controlled facilities.

The deep-freeze, high-bay warehouse offers 60,000 pallet locations, three automated truck unloading systems, and a full range of services to safely store food products and bring them to market, the company said. Strategically located in Europe’s largest seaport, the new facility co-located next to Cool Port I gives customers the option of tri-modal connections by sea, rail, and road, connecting Lineage’s network from Europe to the U.K. and beyond.

The facility features advanced automation, helping to address labor volatility, provide fast and efficient service to clients, and reduce the site’s energy consumption, all while ensuring the “highest level of food safety and reduction of food waste,” Lineage asserted. Cool Port II utilizes data-driven solutions to optimize its energy use, with precision cooling cycles to minimize energy leakage and a high-rise design that maximizes storage density and reduces the site’s energy footprint. Best-in-class refrigeration technology and the latest systems for temperature control, combined with the energy-saving design of the facility, make Cool Port II a frontrunner in energy efficiency in the cold storage sector. The site is up to 45% more energy efficient than a conventional cold storage facility.

“Our new Cool Port II facility highlights the best-in-class approach that makes Lineage a unique and forward-looking partner for our customers,” said Harld Peters, president of Lineage Europe. “In addition to its strategic location, Cool Port II utilizes the latest in automation technology. Our aim is to be a driving force behind greening the supply chain, investing in our people and our facilities to deploy the very latest in cold storage technology.

“In this way, we can reduce our energy footprint while providing the solutions our customers need to deliver food safely and efficiently throughout Europe and beyond.”

In addition to increased energy efficiency, the building is constructed to meet BREEAM sustainability standards. Cool Port has over 11,000 solar panels on its roof.

“We are proud to open this state-of-the-art facility, a multi-modal facility that is well connected by road, rail, and barges; and the only cold store facility in Rotterdam connected with the Short Sea Terminals,” said Mark Ketelaar, regional vice president for the Benelux Region at Lineage. “We aim to provide Lineage’s customers easy access to a strong and growing network to deliver their product safely and efficiently.

“Cool Port II offers a complete range of services and state-of-the-art facilities to maximize efficiency and safe handling of the products in our care.”

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