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IARW Global Top 25 List of Refrigerated Warehousing and Logistics Providers

Every year, the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) publishes the IARW Global Top 25 List of the largest refrigerated warehousing and logistics providers in the world.  The list is determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space operated by IARW Warehouse Members. 2019 IARW Global Top 25 List   Company Name Locations...

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Hanson Logistics Promotes Frazier to Sr. Vice President of Warehouse Operations

St. Joseph, Michigan  (March 15, 2019) . . Hanson Logistics is on the move. Longtime Hanson Logistics Vice President and Manager Jeff Frazier has been promoted to the new position of Sr. Vice President of Warehouse Operations, and will now be responsible for Hanson Logistics’ three Michigan warehouses, as well as two in Indiana.   Frazier joined Hanson Logistics in 2003 as Vice...

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IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Tool and Executive Summary

Gain access to the only performance and benchmarking data for the temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry. The online benchmarking platform allows participants to compare their warehouse operations to others in the industry, evaluating their performance in valuable  KPI categories such as Labor Expenses, Power Expenses, Inventory Turns and Product Throughput. *Note:...

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2019 IARW Top Refrigerated Warehouse Lists Show Increased Capacity Due to Growth, M&A Activity

The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), released the association’s annual Global Top 25 List of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics members. Accompanying the IARW Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List and a list of the largest operators in Latin America and the Caribbean...

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GCCA to Open Office in South Africa

GCCA’s Vice President of International Programs, Richard Tracy, visited Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa to reconnect with the industry in advance of a USDA-funded study tour for Angolans and also to lay the groundwork for a new GCCA office. The new office will serve South Africa, as well as other neighboring African nations. The visits helped GCCA to identify several overarching industry...

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IARW European Top 10 Refrigerated Warehousing & Logistics Providers

Every year, the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) publishes the IARW European Top 10 List of the largest refrigerated warehousing and logistics providers in Europe. The list is determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space operated by IARW Warehouse Members. 2019 IARW European Top 10 List   Company Name Locations...

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IARW North American Top 25 List of Refrigerated Warehousing and Logistics Providers

Every year, the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) publishes the IARW North American Top 25 List of the largest refrigerated warehousing and logistics providers in Canada and the United States. The list is determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space operated by IARW Warehouse Members. 2019 IARW North American Top 25 List  ...

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Best Practices on Use of Dry Ice in Warehousing

A GCCA member reached out to the GCCA Inquiry Service with a question regarding best practices, protocols and procedures related to the use of dry ice in refrigerated warehousing, including PPE, proper airflow and any other special instructions. The WFLO Scientific Advisory Council responded: Refrigerated warehouses tend to be poorly ventilated with outside air, which would...

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Protecting Your Data: Cyber and Data Security to be Explored in Convention General Session

John Sileo, keynote speaker for the 128th IARW-WFLO Convention, had his identity stolen and lost his two-million-dollar software company to cybercrime. In the years that followed this loss, he became an expert in cybersecurity. While third-party logistics may not seem the most obvious target to large-scale security threats, the industry is turning towards big data as tracking and traceability...

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