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Lineage Logistics Again Tops GCCA’s Global Cold Storage Operators List

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The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) released the association’s 2023 Global Top 25 List of its largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics members on July 11, and once again Lineage Logistics ranked No. 1. Its network of over 400 facilities offers cold storage space capacity of 2,847,785,867 cubic feet across North America, Europe and the APAC region.

Following Lineage in the Global Top 25 cubic footage ranking are:

2. Americold Logistics

3. United States Cold Storage, Inc.

4. NewCold Cooperatief U.A.

5. Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc.

6. Emergent Cold LatAm

7. Interstate Warehousing, Inc.

8. Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V.

9. Constellation Cold Logistics

10. Superfrio Logistica Frigorificada

11. FreezPak Logistics

12. Conestoga Cold Storage

13. Congebec Logistics, Inc.

14. METCOLD Supply Network Management Limited

15. RLS Partners

16. Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda.

17. Magnavale Ltd

18. Confederation Freezers – Brampton

19. Trenton Cold Storage, Inc.

20. Nor-Am Cold Storage

21. Burris Logistics

22. Agri-Norcold A/S

23. RLS Logistics

24. Vertical Cold Storage

25. ColdPoint Logistics

Total Capacity Up Over 750 Million Cubic Feet

GCCA warehouse members currently own or operate 7.39 billion cubic feet (209 million cubic meters). A total capacity of more than 750 million cubic feet was added to the Global Top 25 since the publication of the 2022 lists, due to mergers and acquisitions activity as well as new facility assets coming online. This does not suggest the general industry grew at this pace.

“Our members have continued to create and grow their networks around the world. The cold chain industry is continuing to see strong demand and invest in sustainable infrastructure in both established and developing economies” said Adam Thocher, GCCA’s senior vice president for global programs and insights. “As evidenced by this year’s Top 25 List, consolidation continues to play a major role in the growth of the largest players in the global cold storage industry.”

The Global Top 25 currently operates 6.26 billion cubic feet (177 million cubic meters). The North American Top 25 operates 4.37 billion cubic feet (124 million cubic meters). The European Top 10 operates 1.18 billion cubic feet (33 million cubic meters). The Latin American Top 10 operates 441 million cubic feet (12.5 million cubic meters).

Regions worldwide reported increased capacity and several new companies joined GCCA in the past year. Since 2020’s lists were published, the following changes occurred:

• Global Top 25 capacity increased by 750 million cubic feet
• North America Top 25 capacity increased by 140 million cubic feet
• Latin America Top 10 capacity increased by 30 million cubic feet
• Europe Top 10 capacity increased by 140 million cubic feet

View the lists of the world’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers.

GCCA membership includes over 1,500 temperature-controlled facilities and members in over 92 countries. Warehouse members offer a range of logistics solutions, including storage, transportation, processing, blast freezing, exports, and more. A complete listing of all warehouse members can be found in the Global Cold Chain Directory, which is available free f charge online. For more information, visit: