Americold #1 in IARW Global Top 25, Followed by Lineage

Americold warehouse associateOperating 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 logoGCCA 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:

 

Company Name

Locations

Cubic Feet

Cubic Meters

1

Americold Logistics

Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and United States

956,053,644

27,072,380

2

Lineage Logistics

Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

767,045,735

21,720,781

3

Swire Cold Storage (i)

China, Sri Lanka and the United States

358,052,001

10,138,887

4

AGRO Merchants Group (ii)

Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and United States

263,047,308

7,448,663

5

Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc. (iii)

France, Japan, Netherlands, and Poland

174,090,030

4,929,673

6

Kloosterboer (v)

Canada, France, Netherlands, Poland, and United States

165,497,044

4,686,350

7

NewCold Coöperatief U.A.

France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, and United States

140,446,579

3,976,998

8

VersaCold Logistics Services

Canada

132,510,534

3,752,274

9

Interstate Warehousing, Inc.

United States

100,227,481

2,838,122

10

Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V.

Mexico

97,193,013

2,752,195

11

Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co.

United States

83,653,989

2,368,813

12

Emergent Cold Storage (iv)

Australia and Vietnam

76,420,386

2,163,981

13

Henningsen Cold Storage Co.

United States

64,756,309

1,833,691

14

Burris Logistics

United States

58,394,941

1,653,558

15

Gruppo Marconi Logistica Integrata

Italy

55,090,931

1,559,997

16

Congebec Logistics, Inc.

Canada

49,660,000

1,406,212

17

Hanson Logistics

United States

43,818,540

1,240,801

18

Conestoga Cold Storage

Canada

42,892,766

1,214,586

19

Oxford Logistics Group

Australia

38,431,920

1,088,269

20

Zero Mountain, Inc.

United States

38,271,381

1,083,723

21

Agri-Norcold A/s

Denmark

35,729,614

1,011,748

22

Montague Cold Storage Pty Ltd.

Australia

34,028,469

963,577

23

Bring Frigo

Norway and Sweden

31,769,074

899,599

24

Confederation Freezers

Canada

29,736,000

842,028

25

Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda.

Brazil

28,887,425

817,999

 

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)