2019 Top Refrigerated Warehousing Firms

2019 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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Top Refrigerated Warehousing Firms

Rank Company Total Refrigerated Storage (Millions of Cu. Ft.) No. of Warehouses
1 Lineage Logistics 1,300.0 200
2 Americold Logistics 918.7 155
3 United States Cold Storage 270.0 38
4 XPO Logistics 175.0 400
5 VersaCold Logistics Services 118.0 31
6 Interstate Warehousing 100.0 7
7 Cloverleaf Cold Storage 75.6 17
8 Burris Logistics 75.0 15
9 Henningsen Cold Storage 60.0 12
10 Midwest Refrigerated Services 45.9 7
11 Conestoga Cold Storage 37.8 5
12 Hanson Logistics 37.0 9
13 Allied Frozen Storage 35.0 7
14 Trenton Cold Storage 27.0 8
15 Confederation Freezers 27.0 4
16 RLS Logistics 17.0 5
17 NFI 16.0 134
18 FST Logistics 10.8 6
19 Agro Merchants Group 7.5 -
20 Penske Logistics 2.5 98
21 Geodis (North America) 1.4 176
22 Peoples Services Inc. 1.2 42
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Pilot Freight Services ($240 million), Lima, Pa., provides cross-border services, custom brokerage, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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A pair of shipping containers hang from a ship-to-shore crane while a Hapag-Lloyd ship is unloaded.

Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of Germany’s largest container carrier said, signaling that elevated rates in the tight market for seaborne cargo may extend into the second half of the year.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
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Pilot Freight Services Acquires DSI Logistics

Pilot

Pilot Freight Services announced it acquired DSI Logistics, a nonasset-based provider of last-mile home delivery and installation for heavy and hard-to-handle goods.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
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Syncreon Holdings Reported to Be Weighing $1.5 Billion Sale

Syncreon Holdings is said to be weighing a sale of about $1.5 billion.

The owners of supply-chain services company Syncreon Holdings are exploring a sale of the company that could value it at as much as $1.5 billion, including debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

April 8, 2021
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XPO Logistics Announces Hiring Plans, Taps CFO for Spinoff GXO

XPO

XPO Logistics plans to fill more than 1,400 positions to meet growing demand in its less-than-truckload business.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2021
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About Us: Transport Topics Top 50 Logistics Companies

The Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Companies is a listing of the largest logistics companies in North America.

April 3, 2021
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The challenge of ensuring equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine is one of global scale, and the city of Miami provides a backdrop for the social and economic divides that the medical community must overcome.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2021
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Lineage Logistics Acquires Cryo-Trans for $500 Million

Lineage Logistics is taking steps to be a one-stop shop for refrigerated storage. (Lineage Logistics)

Cold-storage specialist Lineage Logistics is branching into rail.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2021
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Pandemic Upends Logistics Market

An XPO Logistics employee works in a warehouse. (XPO Logistics)

The COVID-19 outbreak created a volatile U.S. third-party logistics market in 2020, which presented growth opportunities for 3PLs with strong carrier management, e-commerce and airfreight forwarding capabilities, while other 3PLs did not fare as well.

Evan Armstrong | President of Armstrong & Associates Inc.
April 3, 2021
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A Fresh Look at the 2021 Top 50 Logistics Companies

C.H. Robinson, which ranks No. 1 on the 2021 list, has expanded its fulfillment capabilities through acquisitions.

Transport Topics has produced an annual ranking of the largest companies in this dynamic segment of the transportation business for nearly two decades, but much like the industry itself, this list continues to evolve.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 3, 2021
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How Logistics Firms Are Handling the Pandemic's E-Commerce Boom

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The COVID-19 pandemic has squeezed many years of growth in online sales and e-commerce fulfillment into a single 12-month period.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
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