Lineage Logistics launches fresh produce service in US

Novi, Michigan, US: Lineage Logistics is launching Lineage Fresh, a new service providing fresh storage options for major importers, grocers, and producers of fresh fruit and produce.

The new service builds on the acquisitions of Sun Valley Cold Storage and Kloosterboer Group and the construction of a new refrigerated storage site in Savannah, Georgia, set to open in the first quarter of 2023.

Fresh produce importers, exporters, and the international fresh fruit and vegetable sector have been experiencing significant service and capacity issues with their fresh products, says the company. Lineage Fresh will enable products with a short shelf-life to face fewer obstacles, less risk, and less spoilage with Lineage’s cold storage technology and logistics network.

The new value-added services of Lineage Fresh include re-pack & bagging services, reconditioning, restacking, restyling, container plugs, multi-temperature zones for produce, cold treatment, fumigation, container drayage, and the integration of customs bonded facilities.

“With the launch of Lineage Fresh, we are excited to expand our reach in the fresh produce market, adding dedicated fresh capacity and product expertise to the market, ultimately helping customers capitalize on this growing opportunity,” said Jim Henderson, vice president of business development.

“This offering will leverage our strategic acquisitions of Sun Valley Cold Storage and Kloosterboer, which bring state-of-the-art assets and years of experience to the organization, as well as our new port facility in Savannah, to build a more efficient end-to-end supply chain while addressing capacity concerns that have previously impacted the market.”