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November 1, 2018

Port Oakland Opens Cold Storage Facility

Welcome to Lineage Cool Port Oakland, one of the world’s most advanced food storage and transportation hubs. Photo: Business Wire

Welcome to Lineage Cool Port Oakland, one of the world’s most advanced food storage and transportation hubs. Photo: Business Wire

Lineage Logistics  and Dreisbach Enterprises announced the official opening of Lineage Cool Port Oakland, the world’s latest next-generation cold storage and logistics facility.

Set on 25 acres at the Port of Oakland’s waterfront, Cool Port will serve as the newest hub for temperature-controlled cargo transitioning through Northern California.

Cool Port is a collaboration between warehousing and logistics industry leaders Lineage and Dreisbach, with additional funding and support from the Port of Oakland and the State of California. This combination brings together world-class cold-chain logistics expertise and steadfast commitment to innovation and community growth.

“We are excited to expand Lineage’s dynamic, temperature-controlled facility network with the addition of Cool Port,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, Lineage’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The facility showcases the unique and unmatched value that Lineage can deliver to customers’ extended supply chains. Cool Port is now one of the fastest, most cost-effective and quality-controlled means of transporting perishable foods internationally.”

“Cool Port is a game-changer for global trade and the local economy,” said Jason Dreisbach, President of Dreisbach.  “We’ll more efficiently connect U.S. producers to Asian markets and in the process, create hundreds of jobs in our own backyard. The incredible impact of Cool Port on our organizations, the Port of Oakland and the Bay Area at large cannot be understated.”

Cool Port sets a new standard in efficiency, food safety and speed in the temperature-controlled and transportation industry.

The 280,000-square-foot depot with 90 truck dock doors can send up to 1,000,000 tons of perishable product through the Port of Oakland annually. Cool Port’s strategic proximity to the Port’s marine terminal entrance will expedite the transition process between ship and warehouse, thereby reducing transportation costs and energy expenditure. Oakland is the last port of call for transpacific cargo – ensuring faster transit times for shipping perishable food products to Asian markets.

The Port of Oakland serves the Bay Area, one of the most vibrant and fast-growing regional economies in the world. The new operation will also drive job growth in the region, employing roughly 200 people from Oakland and other nearby locations. Oakland, already a hub for ocean transport of chilled and frozen meat products, will see eight new jobs created each time 1,000 new containers are moved through the facility.

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