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Lineage Logistics Expands Produce Offering With New Service


Novi, Michigan-based Lineage Logistics has announced Lineage Fresh, a new service providing fresh storage options for major importers, grocers and producers of fresh fruit and produce.

Lineage Fresh will allow products with a short shelf-life to face fewer obstacles, less risk and less spoilage with Lineage’s cold storage technology and logistics network. Leveraging its expertise as a global temperature-controlled provider, Lineage Fresh is designed to cater to businesses in which food safety is critical and speed to market is essential.

The value-added services and specialized capabilities include repack and 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, VP 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, Georgia, to build a more efficient end-to-end supply chain while addressing capacity concerns that have previously impacted the market.”

Fresh produce importers, exporters and the international fresh fruit and vegetable community at large have been experiencing service and capacity issues with their fresh products. To address their needs, Lineage has made investment in the space to meet the demands of the fresh market:

  • Over the past two years, Lineage has focused on value-added services needed to handle fresh fruits and vegetables, namely fresh food storage, repacking, bagging and transportation. The company started this venture in June 2021 with the acquisition of Kloosterboer Group, brings a large fresh operation to the Lineage network.
  • In December 2021, Lineage acquired Sun Valley Cold Storage and its facility in Swedesboro, New Jersey, expanding its presence in the U.S. Tri-State area, where 80 percent of U.S. produce enters the country. Sun Valley Cold Storage served the fresh produce market for more than 15 years. Lineage is in the process of expanding this facility with 5,000 additional pallets coming online in early 2023, using the Sun Valley and Kloosterboer operations to enhance Lineage’s fresh network globally.

To learn more about Lineage Fresh, click here.

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