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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February 25, 2021
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Kuehne + Nagel International AG has agreed to acquire Apex International Corp. in a deal that values the freight forwarder at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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US Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion

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U.S. regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America’s biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation’s strained supply chains.

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Schneider Reports Increased Net Income During Q4 2020

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Schneider National on Feb. 3 reported a year-over-year increase in profit for the fourth quarter of 2020.

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February 3, 2021
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C.H. Robinson Posts Strong Q4 Numbers, Mixed Annual Results

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