Global Focus Logistics / cooling

Rhodes Abell – Refrigeration Specialists

A new standard for blueberry refrigeration

Refrigeration Specialists are based in the Mpumalanga Lowveld, from where they have done significant refrigeration and postharvest design and consulting work in Southern Africa including banana rooms in Mozambique and forced cooling and storage of various products including avocado, litchi, citrus and…

NIA

Charlestown

Nevis: Cold storage facility to form critical component of food security efforts

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis, Huey Sargeant, has expressed satisfaction with ongoing work by the Public Works Department (PWD) on the construction of a cold storage facility at the government owned farm at Prospect on the outskirts of Charlestown. He voiced his opinion…

Port 100% operational during coronavirus crisis

Port of Antwerp - Exceptional growth in reefer segment

Despite the difficult conditions following COVID-19, the Port of Antwerp achieved very strong growth in the volume of reefer containers for perishables during the first quarter. The exceptional volumes are the result of the port's growing role in the reefer market and increased demand for healthy food…

Tanzania plans to build modern banana storage facility

According to a senior official, the government of Tanzania is planning to construct a state-of-the-art storage facility for banana in Kilimanjaro region before the crop is…

Australia: Cold food chain waste costing $3.8 billion

A report on the causes of food waste in Australia has attributed $3.8 billion in wasted food to “breaks and deficiencies in the cold food chain.” Consultants from the Expert…

Kamila Kozioł

‘Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India’

Apart from being one of the biggest health crises to affect humanity in recent times, the COVID-19 pandemic has also led to a severe economic slowdown across the world. In…

Anton Potgieter - The Logistics Group

TLG punts a barge for Durban Harbour’s perpetual congestion woes

“The citrus harvest is looking very good and the volumes are approximately 10% up over 2018’s large crop, and around 25 to 30% up on last year,” says Anton Potgieter, CEO of The Logistics Group. “Our FPT terminal in Durban’s Point Precinct is chock and block full.” “The grapefruit season has just ended…

D'Arrigo California

Electronic shipping kiosk implemented to minimize check-in processes

D’Arrigo California has implemented shipping kiosks at their shipping facility in Salinas, CA. This innovative tool, which contains a proprietary software program, was developed to improve efficiencies of the shipping process. D’Arrigo California’s investment in the electronic shipping kiosks and its…

New container terminal in Walvis Bay Ron Sumners

Namibia port terminal makes for Southern African logistics hub

Namibia’s new container terminal situated in the coastal town of Walvis Bay has placed the country in a more competitive position as it can now accommodate larger vessels,…

Oana Ungureanu

Maersk and COSCO shipping dedicate vessels for East Africa

Maersk Shipping Line and China Ocean Shipping Company have signed a sharing agreement to increase their network in the Eastern Africa region. In the new joint service -dubbed “Mashariki”- the two shipping companies will ensure a dedicated service for both port of Mombasa in Kenya and Tanzania’s Port of…

Daniël Bosman – Werda Cargo / LCL Logistics

“Fresh produce is what we know and what we’re good at”

During peak citrus season Werda Cargo has between 60 and 70 independent loads on the road daily. Within the larger LCL Logistics group (of which Werda Cargo became fully part 18 months ago) as many as 120 loads of citrus are on the road during South Africa's winter months, every truck constantly…

Vacuum pre-cooling equipment effectively raises the product quality of fresh agricultural produce

Vacuum pre-cooling is one of the most advanced technologies in the agricultural industry. This technology is widely applied for such agricultural products as lettuce, mushrooms, asparagus, peppermint, onions, leaf herbs, and cut flowers. Pre-cooling helps to eliminate the heat that agricultural products…

Scrambling for a spot on the plane

“The coronavirus outbreak has doubled airfreight prices”

Mangos, papayas, and other exotic fruits have a long way to come when being sent to Europe, sometimes spending six weeks at sea. That means they are not picked ripe, and you can taste that. Exotic fruit specialists then rather fly in their mangos. The coronavirus outbreak has, however, grounded many…

sennder joins forces with Everoad to become “Everoad by sennder”

sennder, European leader in the digitalization of road freight transport, today announces its merger with French freight tech company Everoad. The strategic alliance is the foundation to build Europe’s largest digital road freight forwarding platform to facilitate the relationship between shippers and…

Richard van den Dolder

"15 year anniversary for Inverness Transport"

Normally there are five people in the office in Zevenaar, but due to the corona virus they must remain apart, at least at a sufficient distance. Inverness transport celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 1. Founder Richard van den Dolder started as a freight forwarder in the attic space in 2005. The…

Extended kiwi storage life and overall waste reduction with Bio Turbo technology

Manfredi Cold Storage, a large temperature-controlled storage company based out of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, has improved the conditions of their cold rooms. With the support of Bio Turbo technology, which they have been utilizing for the past 2 years, Manfredi has managed to minimize the level of…

Fowler Welch

UK: Fowler Welch adds 45 New Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT units to improve fleet efficiency

Cold Chain Federation member, Lincolnshire-based Fowler Welch has taken delivery of 45 new trailers mounted with new another Cold Chain Federation member Carrier Transicold Vector® HE (High Efficiency) 19 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration units, forming an integral part of the company’s continuing…

"Fresh-key looking for global distributors"

"Global demand for temperature and humidity recorders rising"

Fresh-key offers temperature and humidity sensors, location monitors, light sensors and other monitoring equipment and IoT tracking platforms to provide cold chain IoT monitoring solutions for the global pharmaceutical, food, and other industries. The monitoring equipment developed by the company can be…

New cooling plant opens in Georgia

The First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Giorgi Khanishvili, along with the USAID Georgia Mission Director, Peter Wiebler, paid a visit to Kvemo…

Dart Group sells Fowler Welch division for £98 million

Dart Group Plc, a holding company based in Leeds, England, has completed the sale of its distribution and logistics business Fowler Welch to Culina Group for gross cash of £98 mln. This was announced on Monday. The AIM-traded firm described Fowler Welch as one of the UK's leading providers of food…

Global Focus Logistics/ Cooling

FreshPlaza will be focusing on logistics and cooling in our June Global Focus. There are many new challenges facing exporters and importers in this strange new world. How are things progressing in logistics, what effect will increased tariffs and low oil prices have on air and sea freight. Is there increased demand for cooling…


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