Lineage Logistics LLC, a warehousing and logistics company backed by investment firm Bay Grove, has opened the doors on its state-of-the-art 180,000-square-foot cold storage distribution center in Charleston County, South Carolina.
Located in the Palmetto Commerce Park at 7748 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, the new facility offers immediate access to the Port of Charleston and Interstate 26, with regular rail service provided by Norfolk Southern.
“Charleston has it all—first-rate infrastructure, great access, a top-ranked port, and a skilled workforce,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president and chief executive officer of Lineage. “South Carolina’s numerous business advantages, in addition to the booming market, are helping Lineage to better service our export and import customers as well as our domestic shipping partners. The feedback we’ve received to date is that our newest facility is opening in the right location at the right time.”
The new distribution center deploys the latest technology for energy conservation, product handling, and high-capacity blast freezing. It is designed to provide a highly efficient solution for exporting products to foreign markets and expediting domestic access to imported products.
“South Carolina Ports Authority has worked diligently to expand our capacity for temperature-sensitive products, including investments in on-terminal capabilities and expansion of our refrigerated cargo infrastructure,” said Jim Newsome, president and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority. “The addition of Lineage’s cold storage facility provides Charleston with increased capabilities necessary to accommodate this growing cargo segment.”
Services at the Charleston facility include rail and transload, freight consolidation, blast freezing, drayage, import/export, and custom labeling and stamping. The 21-acre lot has 30 truck doors and four rail doors, as well as parking for 100 automobiles.
The official ribbon-cutting for the new facility is scheduled for June 1, 2016.
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