Lineage Opens New Fully Automated Cool Port II High-Rise Cold Storage Facility in Port of Rotterdam
NOVI, Michigan and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions, officially opened its Cool Port II fully automated cold storage warehouse today. in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, adding a key European port location to Lineage’s global network of premier cold storage facilities.
The fully automated frozen high bay warehouse offers 60,000 pallet locations, three automated truck unloading systems and a full range of services to safely store food products and bring them to market. Strategically located in Europe’s largest seaport, the new Cool Port II facility co-located next to Cool Port I offers customers the option of tri-modal connections by sea, rail and road, linking Lineage’s growing network of Europe to the UK and beyond.
The facility includes the most advanced automation solutions in the industry, helping to cope with workforce volatility, provide fast and efficient service to customers and reduce the energy consumption of the site, while guaranteeing the highest level of food safety and reduction of food waste. Cool Port II uses data-driven solutions to optimize its power consumption, with precision cooling cycles to minimize power leakage and a high-rise design that maximizes storage density and reduces the energy footprint of the site. Best-in-class refrigeration technology and the latest temperature control systems combined with energy efficient plant design make Cool Port II an energy efficiency leader in the cold storage industry. The site is up to 45% more energy efficient than a conventional cold store.
“Our new Cool Port II installation highlights the industry-leading approach that makes Lineage a unique and forward-looking partner for our customers,” said Harld Peters, President for Europe at Lineage. “In addition to its strategic location, Cool Port II uses the latest automation technologies. Our goal is to be a driving force behind greening the supply chain, investing in our people and facilities to deploy the latest in cold storage technology. This way we can reduce our energy footprint while providing the solutions our customers need to deliver food safely and efficiently across Europe and beyond.
In addition to the increased energy efficiency of a fully automated facility, the building is constructed to meet the highest BREEAM sustainability standards. Cool Port has over 11,000 solar panels on its roof, making Lineage one of the leading companies in the Port of Rotterdam when it comes to producing solar energy for internal use. Like a Signatory of the Climate PledgeLineage is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions across all of its operations by 2040.
“We are proud to open this state-of-the-art facility, a multi-modal facility well served by road, rail and barges and the only cold storage facility in Rotterdam connected to short sea terminals. Our goal is to provide Lineage customers with easy access to a strong and growing network to deliver their product safely and efficiently,” said Mark Ketelaar, regional vice president for the Benelux region at Lineage Logistics. “Cool Port II offers a full range of state-of-the-art services and facilities to maximize the efficiency and safety of handling the products in our care.”
In recent years, Lineage has expanded its network across Europe, creating a one-stop-shop solution for customers across the continent. This reduces the complexity of transporting food between countries, reduces food waste and makes food distribution more efficient and resilient.
About Lineage Logistics
Lineage Logistics is a leading global provider of temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions. It has a global network of more than 400 strategically located facilities totaling more than 2 billion cubic feet of capacity, which spans 20 countries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Lineage’s industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistics solutions, its unparalleled real estate network, and the development and deployment of innovative technologies help increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize the supply chain and, more importantly, as a visionary food partner. America, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage was #17 on the CNBC Disruptor 50 2021 list, the #1 Company in Data Science, and #23 overall, on Fast Company’s 2019 list of most innovative companies in the world, in addition to appearing on Fortune’s Change The World list in 2020. Lineage is a Best Managed Company in the United States in 2022, a recognition from Deloitte Private and the Wall Street Journal for private companies who demonstrate excellence in strategic planning and execution, corporate culture and financial results. (www.lineagelogistics.com)