It’s been a busy last few months as construction teams pushed to complete the new Lineage Cool Port Oakland (“Cool Port”) which officially opened its doors earlier this month.

The new 280,000 sf facility on 25 acres, is one of the world’s largest next generation cold storage and logistics facility and took nearly 5 years to complete from design through construction.

Located at the Port of Oakland, this bay-area water front facility serves as the newest hub for temperature-controlled cargo transitioning through Northern California.

Alongside Dreisbach Enterprises, Lineage Logistics, and Fisher Construction Group, ATI designed this cutting edge intermodal trans-load and consolidation facility for perishable commodities and 3-story administrative building. The new facility will service 9,000 railcars and 50,000+ TEU containers on an annual basis.

“Cool Port is a game-changer for global trade and the local economy,” says 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. (Business Wire, 2018)”

The new operation will employ roughly 200 Oakland residents and other nearby residents. Oakland is expected to see eight new jobs created each time 1,000 new containers are moved through the facility.

Cool Port will not only serve as a central distribution hub for the Bay Area, but will also make leaps forward as an environmentally conscious facility.

Cool Ports cargo-handling is 100% electric-powered and is projected to prevent nearly 9,000 pounds of CO2 emissions in the first five years of operation.

The facility also provides electrical plug-ins for most containers, solar or fuel cell technology for power generation, natural gas power for yard trucks, and the use of natural refrigerants to reduce potential hydro chlorofluorocarbon releases, which can pose a significant environmental threat.

Read the full Business Wire article by clicking the link below:

About ATI

ATI is an architectural and engineering services firm specializing in Institutional, Industrial, Commercial, and Civic projects, but that is only the beginning of our story.

In 1989, ATI’s Founding Principals envisioned the development of a full-service design and construction services company, specifically focused on completing projects better and faster than the rest of the market place. The organization was built to focus on developing right solutions, with a budget driven approach, and being a team with our clients at every step of the way. Today, ATI is recognized as one of the most dynamic full service A/E firms in California.

As a full service A/E and construction services firm, ATI routinely provides a wide range of services from feasibility studies, master planning, and programming, complete design and engineering, and construction support services.  The synergy of our multi-disciplinary firm results in effectiveness and efficiency.


Business Wire (2018).  Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises Open Lineage Cool Port Oakland, One of the World’s Most Advanced Food Storage and Transportation Hubs. Retrieved from


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