Lineage Logistics expands Charleston cold storage capacity

Lineage Logistics expands cold storage capacity

South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) has said Lineage Logistics has opened a new facility near the Port of Charleston and increased the regional cold storage capacity.

As the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage provides efficient, effective temperature-controlled solutions to protect the integrity of products being shipped worldwide, SC Ports said in a statement.

Lineage moves more than 30% of the temperature-controlled food products across the United States, and nearly 10% of temperature-controlled food products globally.

Lineage’s $34 million investment to expand its facility in Charleston County was driven by strong customer demand, interest in the Charleston market and proximity to the Port of Charleston.

The facility is 316,357sqf and adds more than 18,000 pallet positions to the building, bringing the facility’s total to nearly 38,000.

The expansion supports the growth of import and export customers within Lineage’s growing network of 5,000-plus customers, including Fortune 500 big-box retailers, grocery stores and family-owned businesses.

Micah Mallace, SC Ports’ senior vice president of marketing and sales, said, “Lineage Logistics provides world-class, temperature-controlled solutions for companies, and their latest expansion further supports the cold storage needs of our customers.

“This significant expansion provides additional refrigerated and frozen storage capacity, as well as enhanced capabilities to handle the rising imports of fresh produce, fruits and other refrigerated goods coming in to serve the growing Southeast consumer market.”

SC Ports CEO Jim Newsome also commented, “We congratulate Lineage Logistics on their continued success and growth in the Charleston market.

“Their decision to invest $34 million to expand operations in the Lowcountry will further support the growing cold storage needs of our customers. We look forward to our continued partnership with Lineage Logistics.”

Tim Smith, Lineage Logistics’ executive vice president of business development, was quoted as saying, “As the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, our team at Lineage requires, and works with, strong partners to protect the integrity of temperature-controlled supply chains worldwide.

“SC Ports has invested in port terminals, which is crucial as we continually expand in the Lowcountry.

“We can confidently count on SC Ports to provide efficient operations and excellent cold-storage capabilities to support our growth, and we are excited about our future ahead in the region.”

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