Lineage has expanded its European network of strategically located cold storage facilities with the opening of the Cool Port II facility at City Terminal Rotterdam The fully automated multi-customer facility is the only cold store in Rotterdam connected with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals, further strengthening Lineage’s ability to connect its customers to destinations in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and beyond.
The building comes four years after the realization of Cool Port I, a 40,000-pallet ultra-modern fruit terminal that offers a combination of cool and cold storage capacity. Cool Port I and II create a multi-temperature solution suitable for all customer needs.
Lineage Logistics, LLC has opened its fully-automated Cool Port II cold storage facility in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, adding a key European port location to Lineage’s global network of best-in-class cold storage facilities.
The fully automated deep-freeze 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 gives customers the option of tri-modal connections by sea, rail, and road, connecting Lineage’s growing network from Europe to the UK and far beyond.
The facility features the industry’s most advanced automation solutions, helping address labor volatility, provide fast and efficient service to clients and reduce the site’s energy consumption, all while ensuring the highest level of food safety and reduced food waste. Cool Port II utilizes data-driven solutions to optimize its energy use, with precision cooling cycles to minimize energy leakage and a high-rise design that maximizes storage density and reduces the site’s energy footprint. Best-in-class refrigeration technology and the latest systems for temperature control combined with the energy-saving design of the facility make Cool Port II a frontrunner in energy efficiency in the cold storage sector. The site is up to 45% more energy efficient than a conventional cold storage facility.
“Our new Cool Port II facility highlights the best-in-class approach that makes Lineage a unique and forward-looking partner for our customers,” said Harld Peters, President of Europe at Lineage.
“In addition to its strategic location, Cool Port II utilizes the latest in automation technology. Our aim is to be a driving force behind greening the supply chain, investing in our people and our facilities to deploy the very latest in cold storage technology. In this way, we can reduce our energy footprint while providing the solutions our customers need to deliver food safely and efficiently throughout Europe and beyond.”
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