Cooling

Robert Elshof, Elshof Organic Fruit:

"Higher CO2 taxes for cooled organic fruit no longer valid now that it's being grown energy-neutrally"

The volume of Dutch organic fruit is just about sold out. For Elshof Organic Fruit from Dronten, in the Netherlands, this is reason enough to focus on the Conference so-called 'switch' pears. "We sell these to health food store throughout Europe. However, the market is limited," says Robert Elshof.…

Mark de Hoop, logistics manager of Koelcentrum Zederik:

"We’re striving for an open relationship with customers”

Although Koelcentrum Zederik started as a cold store for apples and pears 20 years ago, the company has finished the construction of a new cold store this year, meaning it’s headed in the direction of a service provider more and more. Originally started as a transport company, Koelcentrum Zederik has…

Sri Lanka: Construction of cold storage complex starts in Dambulla

Construction of the first cold storage complex to store agriculture produce preventing post-harvest losses will be commenced in Dambulla on March 30th, under the patronage of…

CapTemp Ltd – Portugal

Temperature system regulates conditions in fruit cold storage units

CapTemp’s automated temperature recording system was developed for The CPF Group. This Group is an organization comprised of pear and apple producers throughout Portugal. The…

APL CHX Service develops as part of business system In Vietnam

On 25 March, the APL Chu Lai Express (CHX) service will depart for China with the first reefer shipment of bananas from the Chu Lai Tam Hiep Port in Quang Nam. This marks the…

Pakistan: Cold storage facility for vegetable exporters

On Friday, a state-of-the-art cold storage facility for vegetable exporters was inaugurated to help increase shelf life, reduce losses from spoilage and improve overall quality of the relevant products. The facility was established by US-Pakistan Partnerships for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) and…

Rs2.1 billion investment lined up by 2023

India: Cold storage capacity expands

In next 4-5 years Rs 2.1 billion (€26.9 million) will be invested in setting up or upgrading cold storages to address the problem of stockpiling of perishable commodities. There has been an urgent need to upgrade existing cold storage plant and machinery, and technology. An under-developed food…

Asia Fresh

Gathering solutions for problems in cold chain

Asia Fresh is the flagship trade exhibition of VNU Tfresh Conference and Exhibition Co,. Ltd. in China. This exhibition is a global exposition specialized in the fresh fruit supply chain. After more than 10 years of hard work and experience in the Chinese fruit industry, VNU Tfresh will organize the Asia…

Chinese IQF vegetable industry growing fast

China is relatively late with the development of its quick-frozen vegetable industry in comparison with other developed nations, but its development has been extremely rapid. China is already one of the world's largest exporters of quick-frozen vegetables. This is mainly because the Chinese vegetable…

Second half of 2019

LATAM Cargo to complete cooled terminal at Guarulhos Airport

On the 20th of March, LATAM Cargo announced it is in the final stages of construction of a new cooled cargo terminal at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, which will be used to address international export demand. The 5370m 2 facility will offer 33% more storage space for items such as salmon,…

Using Daikin Active CA

Ocean Network Express supports shippers on long-distance avocado and mango shipments

Global container carrier Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd (ONE) has successfully supported growers in New Zealand and Peru to export sensitive fresh produce to Asia using its COOLXtend CA+ controlled atmosphere solution for refrigerated containers. This, in turn, is powered by Daikin Active CA technology.…

India: Low potato yield gives cold storages run for their money

Cold storage owners were pinning hopes on outstation potatoes and local carrots to fill the capacity but delayed arrivals and lower potato output has left about 15 per cent…

India: Amritsar airport soon to have cold chain facility

The exports of perishable commodities, especially fruits and vegetables from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, to other countries will soon run much more smoothly with the building of cold chain facilities at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar and Chandigarh…

“These IQF frozen peas can be sold at a premium price”

When it comes to popularity, the IQF frozen peas have made substantial progress over the past couple of years, which can be seen in the frozen food section in the supermarkets all over the world. People are realizing that frozen peas can be just as tasty and nutritious as fresh peas. The timeframe in…

Clearing the way for more refrigerated fruit imports

Port of Virginia completes USDA’s Cold-Treatment Pilot program

Following the successful completion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program, importers of perishables from South American countries can now move their cargo across The Port of Virginia. John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port…

Sustainability requirements will accelerate switch to reefer containers

While the container market reported an average annual growth of two per cent in the past five years, the reefer market grew by five to six per cent. This year, expectations for reefers are also looking well. Benjamin Vicuna, CA operations manager of Maersk Container Industries (MCI), talks about the…

A new technology that ripens fruit as if it’s still on the plant

JD Cooling announces exclusive UK partnership with Softripe

JD Cooling Group, a supplier of bespoke cooling, power and control systems, has become the exclusive UK distributor of Softripe®, the award-winning ripening system. The new…

Cold Chain is India's ticket to abundance and economic growth

India is among the world’s largest producers of fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood, but the nation has access to only 60 percent of this produce. The nation been primarily an agrarian economy and is one of the world’s largest producers of fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood, but a sizeable portion of…

Mushrooms have many health benefits

They come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and are found in many ready-made meals. Mushrooms are low in carbs, almost fat-free and rich in proteins. They are low in calories…

India: Cold storages drop prices by 30% as potato production decreases

Surplus storage capacity amid a season of low potato output, has led to a price war among cold storage owners. Facilities have dropped their rates with as much as 30% for the season. Over 30 new cold storages have come into the region in past two years, say industry players. MP Cold Chain Industries…

JD Cooling Group expands presence in South East with strong growth

JD Cooling Group, the UK’s largest independent supplier of bespoke cooling, power and control systems, opened its fifth regional office in Sittingbourne, Kent, in September 2018 and has since delivered in excess of £1.5 million worth of business in the region. The office demonstrates JD Cooling’s…

Shaky service damages Mexico’s refrigerated rail potential

With less than 1 percent of refrigerated cargo moved in containers or trailers by rail -despite this costing up to one-fifth less than truck transport-, Mexican intermodal…


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