Category Archives: Market Research & Trends

What Transportation Challenges are you Facing? Vote in our June Trends Poll

IRTA_web_150x150We know that all of our members face new and complex challenges in their day-to-day work in temperature-controlled transportation. We want to know what topics are top of mind for you and your company. Vote in our brief IRTA trends and challenges poll and tell us what keeps you up at night. Your participation can help us create programs and resources to address your challenges.

Investors Attracted to Opportunities in Indonesian Cold Chain

Opportunities are opening up for investors in the Indonesian cold chain, according to a recent article in the May-June issue of COLD FACTS magazine. While this emerging market offers a significant capacity for frozen storage of seafood, beef, and poultry, it has suffered from poor infrastructure in the past. Advancements are underway, though, with improved rail and road systems connecting Jakarta and West Java to East Java. Continue reading

Receive Exclusive Access to Benchmarking Data by Participating in IARW Report

IARW warehouse members can receive unlimited, exclusives access to important peer benchmarking data by participating in the 2014 IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Report. The report offers over 400 quantitative and qualitative metrics of key performance indicators in the areas of finance, operations, and employee wages. IARW warehouse members are highly encouraged to sign up by emailing and submit data by July 31 to be included in the 2014 report. Participating members will receive a free summary report download in addition to open access to the data. More

Impressive Growth in Temperature-Controlled Warehousing and Logistics Industry

Capacity in temperature-controlled warehouses has increased, according to the newly released annual IARW Global Top 25 List and IARW North American Top 25 List.

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. Continue reading

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