IARW Releases 2010 List Of World’s Largest Cold Storage Companies

The combined space of IARW’s total membership saw a 5.1 percent increase from this time last year.

Washington: The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its annual IARW Global Top 25 List of the public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) with the greatest capacity of warehouse space in the world. Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List.

Companies listed on both lists reported increases in their capacity. The Global Top 25 currently operates 2.94 billion cubic feet (83.32 million cubic meters) – a 4.4 percent increase from last year. The North American Top 25 currently operates 2.50 billion cubic feet (70.72 million cubic meters) – a 2.85 percent increase from 2009.

The combined space of IARW’s total membership, including the Global Top 25 members and the North American Top 25, saw a 5.1 percent increase from this time last year, operating approximately 3.97 billion cubic feet (112.36 million cubic meters).

“The lists reflect the breadth and diversity of today’s PRW industry,” says IARW pesident and CEO Bill Hudson. “Our members continue to strategically grow their operations in North America and around the world in order to better meet the needs of their customers. As retailers and processors expand their business, IARW members will be there to offer streamlined, efficient logistics solutions.”

IARW North American Top 25 List

  1. AmeriCold Logistics LLC
  2. VersaCold
  3. Millard Refrigerated Services
  4. United States Cold Storage
  5. Preferred Freezer Services
  6. Castle & Cooke Cold Storage
  7. Burris Refrigerated Logistics
  8. Interstate Warehousing Inc.
  9. Nordic Cold Storage LLC
  10. Columbia Colstor Inc.
  11. Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co.
  12. Total Logistic Control LLC
  13. Richmond Cold Storage Co.
  14. Henningsen Cold Storage Co.
  15. Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. de C.V.
  16. Hanson Logistics
  17. Terminal Freezers Inc.
  18. Confederation Freezers
  19. Conestoga Cold Storage
  20. Congébec Logistics Inc.
  21. Zero Mountain Inc.
  22. Trenton Cold Storage Inc.
  23. Interstate Cold Storage Inc.
  24. Allied Frozen Storage Inc.
  25. Hall's Warehouse Corp.

For the Top 25 Global List go to:


IARW has members in 65 countries around the world. This international presence is reflected in the Global Top 25 list, which includes PRW companies with facilities in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Vietnam, and the United States of America.

A complete listing of all IARW Members can be found in the Global Cold Chain Directory, which is available online at www.iarw.org. This easy-to-use guide connects manufacturers, distributors and retailers to an international selection of companies specializing in refrigerated warehousing and logistics. Printed copies of the directory are also available – free of charge – to food manufacturers, retailers, food service companies, government agencies, trade press, and others working in the cold chain.