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Farmers in Niari to benefit from Agri Resources cold storage facility

In the Republic of Congo, onion farmers in the province of Niari and its surrounding areas are set to reap the benefits from the cold storage facility project by Agri Resources Congo.  The installation of the new cooling system has begun within the company’s concession in Moulende (close to Dolisie).  Beginning of…

“Our freezer is designed to lower freezing cost per kg of product”

The long-term success of an IQF business lies in its ability to garner quicker return on investment with an efficient freezer. But what defines an efficient freezer? According…

Korea Marine Transport Containers refrigerated container fleet expansion

KMTC adds 900 energy-efficient Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units

With an order of 900 PrimeLINE® units from Carrier Transicold, Korea Marine Transport Containers (KMTC) is expanding its refrigerated cargo fleet and replacing older units.…

With Greefa CombiSort

Twin Creeks greenhouse packing 7 T peppers per hour

“We take a lot of pride in our operations. For our packing line, we had other companies price out systems but the features of the Greefa system made the difference for us,” says Mike Cornelissen of Twin Creeks Greenhouse in Watford, ON. 40 acresTwin Creeks Greenhouse has been producing peppers since 2017,…

The industry insiders first export of frozen fruit to Hawaii and Japan in December

Taiwan freezing technology of Atemoya is licensed free of charge until 2024

The Taitung District Agricultural Improvement Center of the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan has developed the technology of "Atemoya Ripening and Whole Fruit Freezing". Since China suspended imports of Atemoya from Taiwan in September, the industry’s concerns have increased. In order to guide the…

Nueva Vizcaya provinces, Philippines

Aritao town looks forward to P19 mln onion cold storage facility

According to Aritao mayor Remelina Peros-Galam, the DA in Cagayan Valley has allocated P19 million (€342,000) for a proposed onion cold storage facility (OCSF) for the…

Stefan Roeters, Syboned:

“Quality and consistency make for satisfied clients”

"We get fridge/freezer cell assembly orders from just about all of the supermarkets in the Netherlands," says Stefan Roeters, who owns Syboned. His father founded this family business in 1995. This year this Dutch company turns 25. The COVID-19 rules in the Netherlands have been relaxed. This milestone…

Farther Farms' mission:

Using french fries to make the food system more sustainable

New York startup Farther Farms is pioneering a unique method of making fresh food shelf stable, hoping to reduce the industry's reliance on the cold chain. Mike Annunziata…

Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba

Cold as ice: new facility enhancing shelf life of exports

A new state-of-the-art trade facility at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport is using cool technology to help supercharge airfreight for agricultural producers in the region.  The Toowoomba Wellcamp Trade Distribution Centre (TWTDC), which opened in July, is helping primary producers and exporters by increasing the…

Many employees in cold storage warehouses tested positive

So far, 14 employees in the cold storage sector have been diagnosed as positive in this round of the epidemic in Dalian. Dalian is the largest import port for cold chain aquatic products in China, with aquatic products, bulk aquatic products, and aquatic product re-exports ranking first in China. Nearly…

bofrost*market research shows:

Supply of frozen products still in demand

For many people, the Corona pandemic has led to noticeable cuts that will affect society in the long term. A recent online survey by bofrost*Marktforschung shows that 72.7 percent of the customers surveyed have changed their shopping habits since the start of the pandemic. For fear of infection, for…

Kenyan inventor cuts food waste through solar powered cold storage units

After winning a scholarship to study renewable energy at the University of California, Davis, Dysmus Kisilu has been working on an answer for the lack of cold storages in…

This is how Otflow works in a refrigerated container

During Fruit Attraction in Madrid, Otflow gave a live demonstration at its stand. It showed how its air distribution mat optimizes the airflow within a refrigerated container. The company had developed a 1:10 scale model of a refrigerated container, complete with airflow. They used it to demonstrate, to…

Mitsui & Co invests in TCI’s cold chain logistics business

Mitsui & Co is one of Japan’s largest trading companies; it is a part of the Mitsui Group. Now it has invested in TCI Cold Chain Solutions, which is a cold chain logistics…

HMM pilots IoT tech in reefer containers

Hyundai Merchant Marine will try out Internet of Things (IoT) technology on the shipping of refrigerated and frozen containers. IoT enables ship operators to determine the…

MTC Logistics opens cargo hub in Alabama’s ‘Port City’

Yesterday, Baltimore-based MTC Logistics formally opened a large refrigerated cargo facility in Mobile. It is a $61 million project that will add 75 new jobs and has much…

Nigeria’s export market hampered by inadequate cold chain facilities

Nigeria is missing out on revenues from local and international markets due to inadequate cold chain facilities. Stakeholders have ongoing concerns over shortage of facilities…

Westland Mushrooms begins doing overnight refrigeration

"Mushroom demand is better than before the pandemic"

The arrival of fall means the mushroom season has returned in full force. "Demand is currently higher than before the pandemic," says Harold Schuurmans of Westland Mushrooms. This company markets a wide range of mushrooms worldwide via Dutch exporters. "We find ourselves in a situation where Asian mushroom…

Container traffic enjoys further growth

Port of Antwerp continues to grow and consolidates strong position in reefer market

After nine months, Port of Antwerp records a total throughput of 179.1 million tonnes, a rise of 4.8% compared to last year and the same level as 2019. Despite the still persevering operational challenges, all goods flows are recording growth. The reefer segment is also continuing to grow. Growth in all…

"This type of freezing is much quicker and results in higher product quality"

OctoFrost has come a long way in the frozen food processing industry by listening to its customers’ needs and working together with experts in the food industry. OctoFrost manufactures and offers equipment for the thermal treatment of food products such as blanching, cooking, chilling and IQF freezing.  According…

Dry Misting helped Laurence J Betts win multiple ‘Grower of the Year’ Awards

Following the award to L J Betts for UK Grower of the Year 2015 (and UK Edibles Grower of the Year – Vegetables, Gold award), Stephen Betts commented to Contronics Dry Misting, that his decision to install a Dry Misting Hydration System into his new 1,000 m³ cold stores was instrumental in achieving the…

Cold store benefits fruit farmers in Dhankuta, Nepal

Fruit growers of Namje village in Dhankuta district saw their earnings quadruple after a cold store was built in the nearby town of Dharan. The growers in question never knew…

Set to boost support for businesses & retail freight FedEx

New FedEx Clark gateway facility opens

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, will boost the support for businesses and e-commerce growth with…

New cold storage warehouse partnership in Ontario, California

RLS Logistics, a leading third party cold chain 3PL, through its affiliate RLS Partners, recently welcomed Partners Alliance Cold Storage, Ontario, CA, as a warehouse partner…

Organic fruit producer increases product quality and capacity

Mapeks was founded in Izmir, Turkey, in 1999. From its four production facilities in the country - in Bilecik, Usak, Afyon, and Malatya - the company markets 35 different organic fruits to 80 countries on seven continents. As well as exporting frozen cherries, sour cherries, apricots, and figs, The…

“Before installing the vacuum cooling system, it took a long time to cool vegetables”

Finnish vegetable grower Päivi ja Kalle Vuorenmaa have recently upgraded their cooling system, and is now using vacuum cooling. According to Kalle Vuorenmaa, the process is a lot faster than their previous cooling system: “Our company has a broccoli farm, which produces broccoli, kale, broccolini, and…

Cooling colleagues build logistical future together

Fresh Connection and FrigorExpress have big news: they are entering into a partnership that is a win-win-win for both companies, as well as for their customers. As from 1 September 2021, Fresh Connection and FrigorExpress will be working together in the fields of transport, warehousing and more. Fresh…

Air Canada begins work to enhance cold chain handling capabilities at its Toronto Pearson Cargo Facility

Air Canada announced the start of a $16-million project to expand and enhance Air Canada Cargo's cold chain handling capabilities for shipments such as pharmaceuticals, fresh…

Port of Wilmington to add cold storage warehouse space

Cold Summit Development will bring nearly 460,000 square feet of cold storage space in two buildings to property owned by the Port of Wilmington. The plan is to add cold…

Seeka's invests $20 mln in packline, coolstore near Te Puke

Seeka strives to have a new automated packline and high-efficiency cool store operational near Te Puke, ready for next year's kiwifruit season. The company will build a new…

FOOD freshly at Fruit Attraction in Madrid:

New freshness retaining agent for frozen (IQF) avocado products

Food freshly is looking forward to the first major event after the global disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fresh specialist has used the problematic period to…

Cosco Shipping Lines adds next-generation, active controlled-atmosphere EverFresh systems

Cosco Shipping Lines recently enhanced its refrigerated cargo fleet with next-generation EverFresh® active controlled-atmosphere (CA) systems from Carrier Transicold. The high-performing systems enable perishable shipments to travel farther, while retaining commodity quality. Carrier Transicold is a part…

“Preserve natural shape, color, texture, and keep leaves well-separated”

Rasmus Larsson, CEO of Swedish IQF machine manufacturer OctoFrost, states they’ve managed to reach quite a few markets with their IQF machinery: “Our customers IQF freeze herbs and leafy greens to serve demands coming from international buyers in Europe, the USA, and Japan. Some of them have replaced…

ColdHubs

ColdHubs

Solar-powered cold storages are reducing food waste in Nigeria

Every day, in many markets all over Nigeria, the race is on to sell fresh produce early in the day. By noon, with temperatures soaring, food spoils fast. As the day wears on, food can sell at less than half of its original value, slashing profits for retailers and farmers. That's why Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu…

"This month we launched the low-cost, single-use, real-time temperature recorder B9Z"

Frigga is a manufacturer and supplier specialized in real-time monitoring solutions. The company supplies clients in pharmaceutical industries, food industries, distribution, and supermarkets on five continents. Frigga has long stood for high-quality products at low prices. Mr. Paddy Pan, CEO of Frigga, said:…

FESCO

FESCO acquires reefer containers

FESCO has acquired 300 new reefer containers for its subsidiary Dalreftrans which specializes on transporting temperature controlled cargo by rail. The reefers are to be delivered in Q1 2022. This…

InspiraFarms opens regional office in Harare

InspiraFarms is further expanding its presence across Africa with the establishment of a regional office representation for Southern Africa, based in Harare, Zimbabwe.…

67% less temperature fluctuation in containers with Otflow

Air distribution mat test with Costa Rican pineapple exporter, Visa, proves successful

The Dutch company, OTFLOW, recently carried out a study, along with Visa S.A., one of the largest pineapple exporters in Costa Rica. OTFLOW wanted to see how their technology can improve container temperatures and fruit quality. The OTFLOW is an air distribution mat for refrigerated containers. It…

Pinduoduo Smart Agriculture Competition starts

Who grows better: farmers or algorithms?

The Netherlands is committed to sharing agricultural technology and supporting the development of sustainable horticulture in China. After all, the two countries have excellent ties and share similar ambitions and challenges, according to Wouter Verhey, agriculture counselor at the Dutch embassy in…

Montpellier: Start-up Koovéa raises 2.5 million euros

The Montpellier-based start-up founded in 2018 by Adrien Content, Yohann Caboni and John Aldon, has raised 2.5 million euros [2.95 million USD] from IRDI, Sofilaro and BPI…

Featuring more shippers, cargo and carrier voices than ever before

Cool Logistics Global 2021: full agenda announced

The Cool Logistics Global Conference and Exhibition have released the Agenda for the 13th edition - the only international event this year for the perishables trade, cold…

Jammu and Kasjmir, India

Udhampur district fruit growers demand financial aid and cold storage facilities

In the Panchari-Landhar and Latti-Dudu-Chenani areas of Udhampur district, over 80 dry and fresh fruit crops have been damaged due to heavy rain and snowfall. The weather…

Mr. Avocado: "We sell more than 180,000 avocadoes per day"

Mr. Avocado and Aldi China jointly promote ready-to-eat avocados

The avocado, well known as a "super food", gains more and more popularity with Chinese consumers every year. The market demand volume grows larger every year, and so does the number of countries with permission to export avocados to the Chinese market. Recently, Mr. Avocado and Aldi China jointly…

Japan proposes solar-powered cold storage facility in Philippines

The Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) is proposing to put up a cold storage facility in the Philippines to improve vegetable production in the country. In a…

Pomegranate harvest also lower due to weather conditions

Lower volumes, but good quality for Turkish apples

Both the pomegranate and the apple season are in full swing in Turkey. According to one exporter, both seem to be struggling a bit with volumes, which could lead to higher prices. The company is very happy with the quality of the harvest this year and is confident in its product. According to Yahya Erdogan,…

Spanish Association of Cold Storage, Logistics and Distribution (Aldefe):

"Energy prices are unsustainable for the sector and a threat to employment"

In August, electricity prices in Spain have recorded a skyrocketing growth, reaching 105.12 €/MWh (as of August 28, 2021), which represents an increase of 11.62 €/MWh above previous forecasts. Prices in August 2021 have been historically high; the same as in April 2021. The increases observed in some…

India

Surplus agro produce goes to waste in 13 Odisha districts

In Odisha state, Khordha and Cuttack districts have the highest concentration of cold storages. As many as 13 districts in the state do not have cold storage facilities. This…

Thermo King to deliver all-electric, zero-emission solutions for end-to-end cold chain by 2023

Thermo King, a brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies, has announced that it will invest more than $100 million over the next three years to deliver a fully…


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