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Logistics: Overseas: Operating Environment and Background

Well-developed business in North America and Western Europe

North American and Western European firms dominate the global cold chain logistics industry. Nichirei Logistics Group is number five worldwide.

Ranking of the 10 Largest Members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) (As of May 2019)

  Company/Group Name Main Countries of Business Capacity
(thousand of tonnes)
1 Americold Logistics USA, etc. 11,100
2 Lineage Logistics USA, etc. 10,930
3 United States Cold Storage USA, etc. 3,530
4 AGRO Merchants Group, LLC USA, etc. 2,900
5 Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc. Japan, etc. 2,050
6 Kloosterboer Netherlands, etc. 1,940
7 NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics Netherlands, etc. 1,920
8 VersaCold Logistics Services Canada 1,500
9 Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co. USA 1,460
10 Emergent Cold Storage Australia, etc 1,380

IARW:The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses