REIT firm Lineage Logistics launches its latest facility in Port Wentworth

Griff Lynch, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority
Griff Lynch, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority

Lineage Logistics (Lineage), one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REITs and integrated solutions providers, launched its newest facility in Port Wentworth, Georgia. Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth is located near the Port of Savannah, the largest single-terminal container facility in North America and the third busiest container gateway in the U.S.

What does the facility mean for Port Wentworth?

The 220,000-sq-ft facility offers cross-docking services for products to enter and exit the facility on the same day if needed, reducing storage time, creating cost efficiencies, and ensuring consumers receive fresh produce faster. It has 23 inbound and outbound lanes that can process over 40 trucks daily, moving up to 1.4 million pounds of produce per day.

For the past two years, Lineage has worked with the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, and the City of Port Wentworth to construct Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth in addition to its port-adjacent facility on Tremont Road in Savannah.

The Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth project resulted in a $78 million investment alone that created 65 new jobs, bringing Lineage’s total economic investment in Chatham County to over $100 million. To date, Lineage’s footprint in Georgia spans over 3 million sq. ft.

Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth was designed to address the overwhelming influx in imports of fresh produce to ports in the Mid-Atlantic that lack the space to keep up with the demand. With proximity to the Port of Savannah, the new facility will enable Lineage to deliver larger quantities of fresh produce more efficiently to serve customers across the Southeast.

“With increasing demand for fresh produce capacity in Savannah, this new, state of the art facility is a welcome addition. Lineage Logistics’ suite of services, such as cold-retreatment and onsite CBP inspections, will save time, help prevent loss and, ultimately, bring fresh food to market faster,” said Griff Lynch, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority.

What does the facility mean for Lineage Logistics?

Commenting on the facility, Jim Henderson, Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at Lineage, said, “The demand for port-centric temperature-controlled storage has never been greater and our Fresh solution offerings at Lineage have never been more robust. Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth will allow us to expand our Fresh offering to new and existing clients and also provides the needed capacity to improve market conditions.”

“The opening of this new facility is a critical step for Lineage as we continuously work to reimagine the world’s food supply chain. We are honored to further our long-standing partnership with Georgia Ports Authority and look forward to building our presence in the state of Georgia, an essential hub for trade and innovation,” Jim Henderson further added.

Lineage leaders, partners from the state of Georgia, community leaders from the city of Port Wentworth, and leadership from Georgia Ports Authority attended the facility’s grand opening.