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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Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Maersk Says Record Shipping Rates Unlikely to Have Peaked Yet

A container ship operated by Maersk leaves the Port of Felixstowe in the U.K. on December 2020. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container carrier, is working at full capacity and can’t yet see a peak in freight rates that have already been propelled to record highs by pandemic consumer spending.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Logistics Acquires Refrigerated Rail Company Cryo-Trans

Lineage Logistics.

Cold-storage specialist Lineage Logistics is branching into rail.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Finishes Acquisition of Kuehne + Nagel’s European Logistics

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XPO Logistics has completed its acquisition of the majority of Swiss firm Kuehne + Nagel’s European logistics, the company announced Jan. 4.

January 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Adds Temperature-Controlled Services to Tech Platform

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced the availability of temperature-controlled transportation services within its Shipper 360 by J.B. Hunt technology platform.

December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Reports Record FY Q2 Net Sales of $20.5 Billion

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The global surge in e-commerce brought on by the coronavirus pandemic combined with online holiday shopping sent net quarterly sales for FedEx Corp. above $20 billion for the first time in its history, and led to an increase in net income as well, the company reported Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Tell Senators of Vaccine Distribution Readiness

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Two of the country’s largest freight firms reassured federal lawmakers of their preparedness in helping to deliver COVID-19 vaccines as early as this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Announces Fleet Upgrade Leasing Program

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Penske Truck Leasing launched a program that lets carriers sell their old trucks so they can lease a new one, the company announced Dec. 7.

December 7, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Plans to Split Into Two Companies

An XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. plans to split into two by spinning off its logistics business in a tax-free transaction that will create a separate publicly traded company.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx to Buy ShopRunner in E-Commerce Push

A FedEx employee carries a box before loading into a van at a coronavirus testing facility in New Jersey.

FedEx Corp. has agreed to acquire ShopRunner, an e-commerce service that provides shipping for more than 100 brands, as the courier seeks to deepen its ties with online shoppers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Logistics to Acquire Black Horse Carriers

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Penske Logistics announced it reached an agreement to acquire Chicago-based trucking company Black Horse Carriers Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2020

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