2021 Top Refrigerated Warehousing Firms

2021 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 2,100.0 340
2 Americold Logistics 1,410.0 186
3 United States Cold Storage 376.0 42
4 XPO Logistics 175.0 336
5 VersaCold Logistics Services 120.0 27
6 Penske Logistics 77.3 94
7 Burris Logistics 75.6 14
8 Conestoga Cold Storage 64.0 5
9 Midwest Refrigerated Services 45.9 7
10 Hanson Logistics 43.0 7
11 Trenton Cold Storage 34.0 8
12 Confederation Freezers 29.0 8
13 FW Logistics 24.0 16
14 RLS Logistics 20.0 5
15 NFI 16.0 132
16 Covenant Logistics Group 10.5 12
17 Geodis (North America) 1.4 171
18 Rinchem Co. 1.2 21
19 Peoples Services 1.0 45
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Neovia Logistics ($835 million), Irving, Texas, provides order fulfillment, returned goods management, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Ocean-Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong’

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
April 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

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
Business, Logistics, Top 50

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
Business, Logistics, Top 50

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
Business, Logistics, Top 50

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
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Drones Could Help Bridge Divides for Vaccine Distribution

Drones could be used to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to remote areas off Florida's coast. (Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg News)

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
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

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
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

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
Business, Logistics, Top 50

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
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

How Logistics Firms Are Handling the Pandemic's E-Commerce Boom

Employees sort crates of packages at a DHL facility in Chicago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

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
April 3, 2021

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