Food Logistics has published its 2018 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list. ( Logo courtesy Food Logistics/file photo )

Several third-party logistics and cold storage companies involved in the produce industry supply chain were included on Food Logistics’ 2018 list of top providers.

Food Logistics covers the movement of product through the global food supply chain and its annual Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list recognizes companies that offer innovative technology solutions along with great customer service and collaboration, according to a news release.

“Leading 3PLs and cold storage providers that support the global food supply chain are increasingly tasked with providing more value for their customers while simultaneously controlling costs,” Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, said in the release.

This year’s list of 92 companies includes Allen Lund Co., Blue Ribbon Transport, Choptank Transport, Legion Logistics, Lineage Logistics, Scotlynn Group of Cos. and Total Quality Logistics.

“We are grateful to be recognized again this year for being a leader in the food logistics industry,” Geoff Turner, president and CEO of Choptank Transport, said in the release. “Choptank invested early in the technologies that help improve both customer and carrier experiences. We are now able to provide efficiency and visibility like never before, and that’s exactly what our customers want.”

“We have worked hard over the years to build our food transportation brokerage side of the business while maintaining the best reputation possible,” Kenny Lund, vice president of operations for Allen Lund Co., said in a news release. “From truckload to TMS and cross dock to consulting, we have grown to provide all support necessary to efficiently move food product wherever needed. We appreciate the recognition of our efforts as we make this list again.”

See the full 2018 list here.