Lineage Adds Automated Facility in Virginia

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Lineage Logistics, the top refrigerated warehousing firm in North America, announced the opening of its fully automated facility located adjacent to the Port of Virginia’s Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth, which offers an integrated network of highways, air, rail and sea services.

The 167,264-square-foot facility provides Lineage with access to key markets and will serve as a critical hub to connect people with food around the world, according to the Novi, Mich.-based company. The facility will also aid in strengthening the supply chain and logistics infrastructure in Portsmouth as well as address the growing demand for cold storage in the region. The facility includes 26,000 pallet positions and blast freezing capabilities.

Its automation technology increases storage density, maximizes capacity, provides real-time inventory management and keeps food safe all while reducing energy consumption, the company noted.

Lineage Logistics ranks No. 31 on the Transport Topics list of the 50 largest logistics companies in North America.

Portsmouth Economic Development alongside the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Portsmouth Ports & Industrial Commission and the Virginia Port Authority worked to secure the project for Lineage, which in the end resulted in the $84 million investment, produced over 80 high-paying jobs with a Portsmouth-first plan, and remediated a former chemical plant site that was previously vacant — all of which have benefited and will continue to support the city’s economic expansion, the company reported. — Transport Topics

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