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World’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers

World’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers

Alexandria, Virginia, US: The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses has released its annual Global Top 25 List of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers in the world.

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Americold Logistics is the IARW’s world biggest operator in storage terms with 28,091,186 cubioc metres

Americold Logistics, operating is Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and the United States, is the IARW’s world biggest operator in storage terms with 28,091,186 cubioc metres.

Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List. IARW has also compiled a list of the largest operators in Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe, reflecting the strength of the cold chain in both regions. The lists are determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space.

Companies worldwide reported increased capacity and several new companies joined IARW in the past year. As a result, the combined space of IARW total membership is significantly higher.

IARW members currently own or operate 140.50 million cubic meters of storage – a 4.88% increase from May 2015 when the lists were last published.

The Global Top 25 currently operates 109.57 million cubic meters – an 8.13% increase from 2015. The North American Top 25 operates 3.03 billion cubic feet (86.01 million cubic meters) – an 8.15% increase from 2015. The European Top 10 operates 568.72 million cubic feet (16.1 million cubic meters). The Latin American Top 20 operates 249.3 million cubic feet (7.05 million cubic meters).

“The increase in capacity reflects continued consolidation and growth of the global cold chain industry,” said IARW president Corey Rosenbusch. “As our members expand into non-traditional sectors such as fresh and customized supply chain services, capacity will steadily increase.”

A ranking of the top 25 UK companies by fleet size and storage capacity is available from Global Cold Chain News.

The World Top 25

Rank Company (Location) capacity in cubic metres

1   Americold Logistics (Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and United States) 28,091,186
2   Lineage Logistics  (United States) 17,252,759
3   Swire Groupi (Australia, China, Sri Lanka, United States, Vietnam) 11,604,734
4   Preferred Freezer Services (China, United States, and Vietnam)  9,214,105
5   AGRO Merchants Group, (Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, and United States)  6,203,005
6   Nichirei Logistics Group, ( France, Japan, Netherlands, and Poland)  4,451,673
7   Kloosterboer (Canada, France, Netherlands, Poland, and United States) 4,264,000
8   VersaCold Logistics Services (Canada)  3,262,201
9    Partner Logistics  (Belgium, Netherlands, and United Kingdom)  2,860,594
10    Interstate Warehousing (United States) 2,838,122
11    Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co (United States)  2,117,442
12    Burris Logistics (United States) 1,764,974
13    Frialsa Frigorificos (Mexico) 1,724,274
14    NewCold Coöperatief (France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, and United Kingdom)  1,566,999
15    Gruppo Marconi Logistica Integrata  (Italy) 1,559,999
16    Henningsen Cold Storage Co  (United States)  1,522,207
17    Congebec Logistics, (Canada)  1,406,212
18    Hanson Logistics  (United States)  1,240,801
19    Conestoga Cold Storage (Canada) 1,119,265
20    Oxford Logistics Group (Australia) 1,088,269
21    Montague Cold Storage (Australia)  967,016
22    Bring Frigo (Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden) 33,787,112    956,743
23    CCS Logistics (South Africa)  864,641
24    Allied Frozen Storage, (United States) 834,075
25    Trenton Cold Storage (Canada)  802,384