Irvine, CA, April 7, 2016 - Lineage Logistics, LLC ("Lineage"), a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, officially opened the doors on its state-of-the-art 180,000 sq. ft. 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 I-26, with regular rail service through Norfolk Southern.
“Charleston has it all – first-rate infrastructure, great access, a top ranked port and a skilled workforce. 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,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President and CEO of Lineage Logistics.
The new distribution center deploys the latest technology for energy conservation, product handling and high-capacity blast freezing. The facility is designed to provide customers 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. The addition of Lineage's cold storage facility provides Charleston with increased capabilities necessary to accommodate this growing cargo segment," said Jim Newsome, President and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority.
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 autos.
Note to the editor: The official ribbon cutting for the facility is scheduled for June 1, 2016. Additional details on the event will be shared shortly.