Lineage opens produce facility near Port of Savannah

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Temperature-controlled real estate investment trust Lineage Logistics said Thursday it has opened a 220,000-square-foot facility near the Port of Savannah to process up to 1.4 million pounds of produce per day.

The Savannah Fresh-Port Wentworth facility, located in the city of Port Wentworth, Georgia, has 23 inbound and outbound lanes that can process more than 40 trucks per day. It also offers cross-docking services for products to move through the facility the same day if needed.

The facility was designed to address the influx of produce imports to mid-Atlantic ports that lack the space to keep up with the demand, Novi, Michigan-based Lineage said.

The $78 million project has created 65 jobs, Lineage said. 

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