Hongkong International Terminals starts remote reefer container monitoring system

Hongkong International Terminals has launched its remote reefer container monitoring system. This enables round the clock automated remote management of all refrigerated…

AM King begins construction on cold storage facility for Mexican-based produce distributor

A M King has begun construction of a south Texas distribution center for Mexico-based GAB Operations, LLC (GAB). The new 45,590-sf facility, when complete, will provide increased cold storage capacity for fresh produce and will serve as a hub for the company’s U.S. and Canadian customers. The project is…

Thermo King launches new Container Fresh & Frozen (CFF) refrigeration units

Thermo King®, providing transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, has introduced new Container Fresh & Frozen (CFF) refrigeration solutions for containers. The new Thermo King CFF reefers feature improved temperature and humidity control, lower total cost of ownership and…

Minister Exaud Kigahe emphasizes need for cold storage facilities

Tanzania: Government sets up strategic plan to counter post-harvest losses of fruit

The Tanzanian government has set up a strategic plan that is aimed at encouraging the establishment of small scale industries across the country, in an effort to reduce fruit…

Crop storage becomes more difficult as climate heats up

Some 25% of potato chips for the US get their start in Michigan. One of the main reasons why the state produces more chipping potatoes than any other is that there, the…

Expansion in Charleston adds additional cold storage capacity

SC Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics facility expansion

South Carolina Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics‘ (“Lineage”) newly expanded facility in Charleston and the enhanced cold storage capabilities it brings to customers. As the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage provides…

SAM Algeciras authorized to perform cold treatments on vegetables for export

SAM Algeciras, Grupo Alonso's multimodal logistics platform located in the port of Algeciras is one step closer to becoming a strategic enclave for fruit and vegetable…

BelOrta invests in vacuum cooling for lettuce

"Vacuum cooling significantly extends the shelf life of leafy vegetables"

Lettuce and lettuce varieties occupy an important place within the BelOrta range. BelOrta also strives to bring them from the field to the plate as fresh and high-quality as possible. Last year, BelOrta sold more than 56,000,000 lettuce and lettuce varieties, worth half of the Belgian supply. "Although…

Intent on cutting Kenyan post-harvest losses

Tech company Sheffield Africa builds hi-tech cold rooms

Numbers from the Food and Agriculture Organisation indicate that in sub-Saharan Africa, between 40 and 50 percent of produce goes to waste before reaching the consumer. This…

Storing potatoes long-term: ambient vs refrigeration

Storing potatoes long-term is often challenging and this is especially so if there is a reliance on ambient ventilation. Even in the most favourable seasons, it is seldom…

Bihar, India

‘Saptkrishi’ start-up helps farmers store their produce longer

Bihar’s ‘Saptkrishi’ start-up is helping farmers to store their produce longer, keeping it fresh. A unique storage device developed by them -called ‘Sabzikhothi’- is housed in…

GT USA Wilmington welcomes M/V Dole Maya on maiden call

GT USA Wilmington, the US-based operator of the Port of Wilmington in Delaware, has welcomed the M/V DOLE MAYA on its first call at the Wilmington Marine Terminal. Built in…

Global freight disruptions affect NZ exporters and cool store operators

Global freight disruptions are hitting South Canterbury; cool store space is at a premium and an there remains an urgent need for containers to take primary produce to markets…

Innovative technology preserves the properties of fresh products after defrosting

La Unión Nice ships its first frozen vegetables from Almeria

Last week, La Union Corp and Nice Tech shipped their new project's first truck of fresh-cut frozen fruit and vegetable products from the Cuatro Higueras district in Adra,…

HHLA

Port of Hamburg

HHLA's Frucht- und Kühlzentrum has suitable handling tech for both reefer vessels and container ships

At this point in time, reefer ships –also called banana ships- are rarely arriving in Hamburg. The goods are now mainly delivered by container. At the Port of Hamburg, HHLA's Frucht- und Kühlzentrum(FKZ) has suitable technical handling technology and ground-handling vehicles for both reefer vessels and…

Gladstone Land acquires blueberry cooling and storage facilities in California

Gladstone Land Corporation announced that it has acquired approximately 108,000 square feet of various cold storage and supporting facilities in Stockton, California. The…

Container shortage causes bottlenecks, as cold stores run full and grape intakes regulated

“We’re loading 40% of the fruit we usually do this time of year”

For the first time ever grape growers were limited in their deliveries to cold stores as the facilities ran full of not only grapes, but also stonefruit, apples, pears, the first avocados, pomegranates and passionfruit. Not enough vessels, not enough containers, compounded by wind and fog and operational…

MSC

MSC reports another successful year for its reefer cargo services

Shipping over 1.9 million refrigerated containers (also known as ‘reefer’) in 2020 alone, topping its previous record of 1.8 million in 2019, MSC continues to successfully sail the seas bringing fresh produce to consumers around the world. 2020 was another successful year for MSC’s reefer services as we…

Russian Association of Food Sector Organizations - ASORPS

Logistical challenges for Uzbekistan to increase fruit and vegetable exports to Russia

According to the Russian Association of Food Sector Organizations (ASORPS), Russia and Uzbekistan could increase trade in agricultural products by creating mutual deliveries…

Bengal Cabinet allows cold storages to buy 1 million tons of potatoes

Predicting a bumper potato harvest this season, the West Bengal Cabinet has decided to allow cold storage owners to purchase at least 1 million tons of tuber from growers at a…

UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS research

New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and stocked at the right temperature, says a University of Florida scientist. Experts stress the word…

Beijing making all imported foods stored below or at 0℃ traceable

From February 12, data on the Beijing Cold Chain Food Traceability Platform will be expanded from imported refrigerated and frozen meats and aquatic products to all imported foods stored below or at zero degrees Celsius. In the Hema Fresh supermarkets, consumers can use WeChat to scan the tracking code…

ROXBOX Containers

Meet HELIOS, the solar powered shipping container line by ROXBOX

ROXBOX Containers have announced a new line of solar infrastructure containers with our Australian partners, BlackStump Technologies.The initial focus is on solar cold storage and deployable energy. HELIOS the Greek God and personification of the sun has the opportunity to lead the U.S market in solar…

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC

Dole Packaged Foods opens new frozen fruit facility in McDonough, Georgia

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC opened a new state-of-the-art frozen fruit facility in McDonough, GA on January 28th. This is Dole's third frozen fruit facility in the United States, complimenting the existing operations in Atwater, CA and Decatur, MI.  Rendering of the new state-of-the-art Dole Packaged Foods frozen…

Ricardo Angel of La Corsaria:

“We use Weber Vacuum Cooling to extend shelf-life of our herbs”

While perishability is in the nature of fresh produce, some products are more perishable than others and therefore require extra attention and innovation to ensure that its shelf-life is as long as possible, and that the product arrives to the customer with the best quality achievable. This is something…

Refrigeration space for hire in Maasdijk

In addition to its transport activities, C. Vreugdenhil Transport has four cold stores in the building at Transportweg 23 in Maasdijk. These cells have a total storage capacity of 1200 pallets. Our building has 10 docks, 1 overhead door and a separate office space. Quick summary: 4 cold stores (can be set…

IQF; a viable solution for a sustainable future?

As oceans become increasingly polluted, low underground water levels reaching historically low levels, CO2 levels increasing in the atmosphere, and on top of that, a climate emergency right at our doorstep, it should really not be a surprise that one of the top three food trends when it comes to…

Philippines cold storage facility to benefit Region 6 growers

Last week, the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas inaugurated the P20-million (€340,000) cold storage project in the municipality of Miagao, Iloilo that will benefit…

Crowley Logistics adds 355 reefer containers to meet peak demand

Recently, Crowley Logistics added 355 new refrigerated cargo containers to its equipment fleet. The goal was to ensure equipment availability at origin for perishables moving…

Cargoes again stranded at Chinese ports due to Covid-19 measures

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to develop globally, China repeatedly reported the discovery of Covid-19 virus in imported frozen food packaging and has strengthened…

New project guarantees year-round supply of durian from east Thailand

EEC plans construction of quick-freeze facility with storage capacity of 4,000 tons of fruit

The Thailand Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) committee, the Thailand state-operated oil and gas company PTT, and the Industrial Estate Authority Thailand (IEAT) all signed an…

R&M Forwarding to build state-of-the-art cold store in the Netherlands

R&M Forwarding is going to build a new cold store on the Nieuw-Reijerwaard business park in the Netherlands. Construction will start this month. The warehouse should be mostly completed late in the year. About 15,000 m2 will be built on the three hectares of land. "We're running out of space in our old locations.…

Willem Nowee, Varekamp Coldstores Holland:

"Proud of great growth after intensive and exciting years"

After 26 years of being part of a parent organization, Varekamp Coldstores Holland from Westland has been on its own two feet again since 2019. "It was two intensive but also exciting years," director-owner Willem Nowee recalls. Nonetheless, double-digit growth was achieved last year. An upgrade of the…

Dutch refrigeration company expands

On 26 January, Dutch refrigeration company, Koel- en Vriesveem St Nyk took over the carrot processing company, Vriemex's activities in Nagele. This village is in Flevoland,…

Indian government to invest Rs 5 bln on three cold storage clusters in Jammu & Kashmir

The Indian government is coming up with three cold storage clusters with an investment of Rs 5 bln (€55 mln) In order to export apples to different countries throughout the…


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