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 Warehousessort descending
1 RLS Logistics 20.0 5
2 Conestoga Cold Storage 64.0 5
3 Hanson Logistics 43.0 7
4 Midwest Refrigerated Services 45.9 7
5 Confederation Freezers 29.0 8
6 Trenton Cold Storage 34.0 8
7 Covenant Logistics Group 10.5 12
8 Burris Logistics 75.6 14
9 FW Logistics 24.0 16
10 Rinchem Co. 1.2 21
11 VersaCold Logistics Services 120.0 27
12 United States Cold Storage 376.0 42
13 Peoples Services 1.0 45
14 Penske Logistics 77.3 94
15 NFI 16.0 132
16 Geodis (North America) 1.4 171
17 Americold Logistics 1,410.0 186
18 XPO Logistics 175.0 336
19 Lineage Logistics 2,100.0 340
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