Cold storage facilities for wholesale markets of agricultural products are facing some major problems. Most of the construction standards for such facilities are low, with old infrastructure, high energy consumption, and security risks. Many of these facilities are located in the city center and are likely to be moved in the future. The level of their application of information technology is low, and they can’t share information instantly. Now, these facilities are facing the problem of low season, especially a low utilization rate, which is due to the lack of information. The management of such facilities is relatively extensive, and they are losing human resources. Many products face a broken cold-chain when coming into storage.
Most of these facilities don’t have closed receiving platforms, so goods are exposed to the uncontrolled atmosphere. The construction models of such facilities are relatively simple, mostly concentrated in large facilities, unable to meet the diversified needs of traders, and they provide very few value-added services. To sum up, there are four main problems faced by these facilities: they are relatively old, the level of informatization is low, the management is lacking, and their functions need improvement.
Source: Today's Headlines