Temperature-controlled real estate investment trust Lineage Logistics said Thursday it has opened a 220,000-square-foot facility near the Port of Savannah to process up to 1.4 million pounds of produce per day.
The Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth facility, located in the city of Port Wentworth, Georgia, has 23 inbound and outbound lanes that can process more than 40 trucks per day. It also offers cross-docking services for products to move through the facility the same day if needed.
The facility was designed to address the influx of produce imports to mid-Atlantic ports that lack the space to keep up with the demand, Novi, Michigan-based Lineage said.
The $78 million project has created 65 jobs, Lineage said.
Lineage, one of the largest companies of its kind, operates more than 2 billion cubic feet spanning 20 countries with more than 400 facilities.