Operating 956,053,644 cubic feet (27,072,380 cubic meters) of refrigerated warehouse space at 158 locations in six countries, Americold Logistics continues to hold the top spot in Global Top 25 list of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers in the world. Lineage Logistics, which has 767,045,735 cubic feet of capacity in four countries, ranks #2.
Ranking third through tenth are: Swire Cold Storage, 358,052,001 cubic feet; Agro Merchants Group, 263,047,308 cubic feet; Nichirei Logistics Group, 174,090,030 cubic feet; Kloosterboer, 165,497,044 cubic feet; NewCold Coöperatief, 140,446,579 cubic feet; Versacold Logistics Services, 132,510,534 cubic feet; Interstate Warehousing, 100,227,481 cubic feet; and Frialsa Frigorificos, 97193,013 cubic feet.
The global rankings are compiled annually by the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). It also compiles the North American Top 25 list and identifies the largest operators in Europe and Latin America. The lists are determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space.
IARW members currently own or operate 4.98 billion cubic feet (141.1 million cubic meters). A total capacity of 56.7 million cubic feet was added to the Global Top 25, which was an increase of 3% on average per Top 25 company over 2017. Companies worldwide reported increased capacity and several new companies joined IARW in the past year.
- Latin America increased by 24.88 million cubic feet
- Europe Top 10 increased by 47.82 million cubic feet
- North America increased by 63.24 million cubic feet
- Global has increased by 63.24 million cubic feet
The Global Top 25 operates 3.87 billion cubic feet (109.46 million cubic meters). The North American Top 25 accounts for 2.83 billion cubic feet (80.15 million cubic meters). The European Top 10 operates 664.65 million cubic feet (18.82 million cubic meters). The Latin American Top 20 accounts for 304.41 million cubic feet (8.62 million cubic meters).
“As members align their strategic focus with protecting and enhancing their customers’ brands, their business has grown,” said GCCA President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch. “This has resulted in increased capacity as members expand and build new facilities to address their customers’ immediate and future distribution needs, while also offering new and improved value-added services.”
GCCA membership includes 1,214 temperature-controlled facilities and members in over 80 countries. Warehouse members offer a range of logistics solutions, including storage, transportation, processing, blast freezing, import-export expertise and other services.
The 2018 IARW Global Top 25 List is detailed below:
Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and United States
Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States
Swire Cold Storage (i)
China, Sri Lanka and the United States
AGRO Merchants Group (ii)
Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and United States
Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc. (iii)
France, Japan, Netherlands, and Poland
Canada, France, Netherlands, Poland, and United States
NewCold Coöperatief U.A.
France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, and United States
VersaCold Logistics Services
Interstate Warehousing, Inc.
Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V.
Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co.
Emergent Cold Storage (iv)
Australia and Vietnam
Henningsen Cold Storage Co.
Gruppo Marconi Logistica Integrata
Congebec Logistics, Inc.
Conestoga Cold Storage
Oxford Logistics Group
Zero Mountain, Inc.
Montague Cold Storage Pty Ltd.
Norway and Sweden
Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda.
i. Swire Group’s global space includes Guangdong Swire Cold Chain Logistics Co. Ltd., Finlay Cold Storage, and United States Cold Storage.
ii. AGRO Merchants Group’s global space includes ADB Cool Company, APC Logistics, Castlecool, Coldstore Urk & Wibaco, Comfrio Soluções Logísticas, Dean’s Services, Doboy Cold Stores, Frigomato, Frissul – Entrepostos Frigorificos, Gestíon Frio Algeciras, Grocontinental, Harthoorn Logistics, Icestar, Lucca Freezer and Cold Storage, Nashville Refrigerated Services, Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, Opticool, Mullica Hill Group, Sawyer Transport, Stock Tech, and Wiener Kuehlhaus.
iii. Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc.’s global space includes Eurofrigo, Frigo Logistics, Godfroy Transport & Entrepôts S.A., HIWA Rotterdam Port Cold Stores.
iv. Emergent Cold Storage includes recent acquisitions of Swire Cold Storage facilities in Australia and Vietnam.
v. Kloosterboer includes Kloosterboer facilities in addition to Daalimpex Harlingen B.V., Daalimpex Velsen B.V., and Varekamp Coldstores Holland BV.
(Last updated in April of 2018)