IARW names 2014 Top 25 Largest Public Refrigerated Warehouses

Association notes impressive growth in public refrigerated warehousing and logistics industry.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
June 16, 2014 - MMH Editorial

The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its annual IARW Global Top 25 List of the public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) with the greatest capacity of warehouse space in the world.

Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List.

Overall, companies worldwide reported increased capacity. The Global Top 25 currently operates 3.36 billion cubic feet (95.20 million cubic meters) – a 4% increase from 2013. The combined space of IARW total membership, including the Global Top 25 and North American Top 25 members, accounts for 4.39 billion cubic feet (124.29 million cubic meters) – a 2% increase from this time last year.

“The changes to the Top 25 Lists reflect positive growth, as well as increasing consolidation in the PRW industry,” said IARW president and CEO Corey Rosenbusch. “Our members are strengthening the cold chain around the world to meet the needs of the food industry. This global expansion also underscores our strategic priority to grow the reach of our association internationally.”

IARW has members in 66 countries around the world. The Global Top 25 list includes PRW companies with facilities in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Vietnam, and the United States of America.

A complete listing of all IARW Members can be found in the 2014-2015 Global Cold Chain Directory, which is available in print, online, and in a new mobile app available in Google Play and iTunes. This easy-to-use guide connects manufacturers, distributors and retailers to an international selection of companies specializing in refrigerated warehousing and logistics. Printed copies of the directory are also available – free of charge – to food manufacturers, retailers, food service companies, government agencies, and trade press.

null

null
null



Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Working with research partner, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,023 global procurement executives from 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

U.S. Carloads were down 7.8 percent annually at 259,544, and intermodal volume was off 15.7 percent for the week ending February 21 at 213,617 containers and trailers.

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Logistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in December 2014 was up 5.4 percent annually at $95.8 billion. This marks the 11th straight month of annual increases, according to BTS officials.

While the volume decline was steep, there was numerous reasons behind it, including terminal congestion, protracted contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and other supply chain-related issues, according to POLA officials.

Truckload rates for the month of January, which measures truckload linehaul rates paid during the month, saw a 7.9 percent annual hike, and intermodal rates dropped 0.3 percent compared to January 2014, which the report pointed out marks the first annual intermodal pricing decline since December 2013.

About the Author

Josh Bond, Associate Editor
Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce. Contact Josh Bond

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.