On November 23, 2022 – Lineage Logistics, officially opened its fully-automated Cool Port II cold storage facility in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, adding a key European port location to Lineage’s global network of best-in-class cold storage facilities.
The state-of-the-art, fully automated multi-customer facility is the only cold store in Rotterdam connected with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals, further strengthening Lineage’s ability to connect its customers to destinations in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and beyond..
The Cool Part II, fully automated 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.
Strategically located in Europe’s largest sea port, the new Cool Port II facility co located next to Cool Port I gives customers the option of tri-modal connections by sea, rail and road, connecting Lineage’s growing network from Europe to the UK and far beyond.
The building comes four years after the realization of Cool Port I, a 40,000 pallet ultra-modern fruit terminal that offers a combination of cool and cold storage capacity. Cool Port I and II creates a multi-temperature solution suitable for all customer needs..
In recent years Lineage has expanded its network across Europe, creating a one-stop-shop solution for customers across the continent. This reduces the complexity of moving food between countries, reduces food waste and makes the distribution of food more efficient and resilient.
Lineage Foundation for Good (the “Foundation”), the independent philanthropic arm of Lineage Logistics recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The nonprofit, which aims to redirect food that would otherwise go to waste and address hunger to support the social and economic mobility of their communities, has successfully donated the equivalent of 239 million meals over the past two years.
Lineage Logistics has also been recognized by the Detroit Free Press as one of Michigan’s Top Workplaces in 2022, ranking 26 in the Midsize Workplaces category. The company also ranked fifth for on-site solar adoption and 22nd overall for total solar adoption in the U.S., according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Means Business 2022 report.
Now Lineage Logistics has a global network of over 400 strategically located facilities totaling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity, which spans 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.