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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 2018)

  Company/Group Name Main Countries of Business Capacity
(thousand of tonnes)
1 Americold Logistics USA, etc. 10,580
2 Lineage Logistics USA, etc. 8,690
3 Swire Cold Storage USA, etc. 4,060
4 AGRO Merchants Group, LLC USA, etc. 2,980
5 Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc. Japan, etc. 1,970
6 Kloosterboer Netherlands, etc. 1,870
7 NewCold Coöperatief U.A. Netherlands, etc. 1,590
8 VersaCold Logistics Services Canada 1,500
9 Interstate Warehousing, Inc. USA 1,140
10 Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V. Mexico 1,100

IARW:The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses