NOVI, MICH. — Temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider Lineage Logistics LLC has launched Lineage Fresh, a service that provides storage options for fresh produce suppliers, importers and grocers.

“Fresh produce importers, exporters and the international fresh fruit and vegetable community at large have been experiencing significant service and capacity issues with their fresh products,” the company said.

With new storage technology and logistics, Lineage Fresh allows for cold products with shorter shelf lives to travel with fewer hurdles and less risk of spoilage, according to the company.

Designed for businesses prioritizing both speed and food safety, Lineage offers:

  • Re-pack and bagging services
  • Reconditioning
  • Restacking
  • Restyling
  • Container plugs
  • Multi-temperature zones for produce
  • Cold treatment
  • Fumigation
  • Container drayage
  • 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, vice president of business development for Lineage.

“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, Ga., to build a more efficient end-to-end supply chain while addressing capacity concerns that have previously impacted the market.”