COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the volumes of items that need to be kept at cool or freezing temperatures in a centralized fashion.
This has been organically driven by the consumer habits around grocery shopping, which has seen a major shift from traditional supermarket shopping to e-commerce in 2020, but also by the biggest challenge in the cold chain industry brought by the global access and distribution of CoVID-19 vaccines.
Transport Topics News has compiled a top of refrigerated warehousing facilities, based on the storage capacity (Millions of Cu. Ft.).
Lineage Logistics is leading with a cold storage capacity of 1,700 Millions of Cu Ft. in 260 warehouses, followed by Americold with a cold storage capacity over 1M of Cu. Ft. in 182 warehouses, while the remaining companies in Top 10, total up a 1M of Cu. Ft cold storage capacity.
In a market that is booming, there are many opportunities and competition is increasing. We are curious about the changes we will see when we look back at 2021.
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