Lineage Logistics
Leaders from Lineage, business partners from the state of Georgia, community leaders from the city of Port Wentworth, and leadership from Georgia Ports Authority attended the Port Wentworth facility’s grand opening.

Lineage marks opening of Port Wentworth location

April 21, 2023
New cold storage facility near the Port of Savannah in Georgia will allow the cold chain logistics provider to process up to 1.4 million pounds of produce per day, the company said.

Lineage Logistics recently celebrated the opening of its new Georgia location.

The Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth cold storage facility is strategically located near the Port of Savannah, the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America and the third busiest container gateway in the U.S.

The 220,000-sq.-ft. building offers cross-docking services for products entering and exiting the facility the same day, if needed, reducing storage time, creating cost efficiencies, and ensuring consumers receive fresh produce faster, the company said. The facility has 23 inbound and outbound lanes that can process more than 40 trucks daily, moving up to 1.4 million pounds of produce per day.

“Today, the demand for port-centric, temperature-controlled storage has never been greater and our Fresh solution offerings at Lineage have never been more robust,” Jim Henderson, vice president of global sales and business development at Lineage. “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.

“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 honored 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.”

For the past two years, Lineage has worked closely with the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, and the city of Port Wentworth to construct the Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth facility, in addition to its port-adjacent facility on Tremont Road in Savannah. The Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth project resulted in a $78 million investment that created 65 new jobs, bringing Lineage’s total economic investment in Chatham County to over $100 million, Lineage said. To date, Lineage’s footprint in Georgia spans over 3 million sq. ft.

Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth was designed to address the 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 Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority. “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.”

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