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