Pinduoduo Smart Agriculture Competition organized with Dutch and Chinese partners

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…

"Our new 3D animation demonstrates OctoFrost Vegetable Processing Line in detail"

Swedish IQF machinery manufacturer OctoFrost has released a new 3D animation to allow potential customers to get a comprehensive understanding of the OctoFrost IQF Vegetable Processing Line. According to Sana Rehman, marketing coordinator of OctoFrost, the animation shows off the convenience of using the…

Tzone introduces TempU08 Data Logger model

“We make complex fresh produce logistics easy”

The logistics of fresh produce are challenging and complex, especially when the distance that fresh produce travels to reach the consumer is growing longer. Different fruits and vegetables have different transportation requirements, especially when it comes to temperature. For example, fruits like…

"Successful Chinese fruit companies pay attention to the value of supply chain data"

The cost of shipping is rising, there is a shortage of shipping containers, and the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging. These external factors have had an enormous impact on the Chinese fruit and vegetable industries in the last two years. Emerson Electric, one of the leading companies in the research,…

NLaws Produce announces new partnership, formation of new venture

NLaws Produce, Savannah's family-owned wholesale produce distribution company, announced a new relationship with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the Georgia Department of…

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets:

"Lineage can acquire Dutch company's refrigeration and freezer units"

Lineage Logistics' take over of the Kloosterboer Group in the Netherlands will be allowed. After the acquisition, there will still be sufficient competition. That is for refrigerated food…

Chinese study with cherry tomato boxes

Air circulation within a refrigerated container greatly affects vegetables

Proper cooling capacity division is essential for storing and transporting fruit and vegetables in refrigerated containers. A uniform interior temperature depends mainly on the outside…

Frigga: Global cold supply chain real-time monitor brand

"We launched a disposable, real-time temperature recorder with global 4G coverage"

Frigga supplies real-time temperature recording solutions. Frigga real-time temperature recorders currently service clients on five continents. These clients are active in a wide range of industries including medicine, foodstuffs, distribution, and supermarket retail. The motto of Frigga has long been to…

Santa Maria, California cooling facility goes solar

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000 square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, CA, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually.  In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed a battery storage system that can hold up to 700 kilowatt-hours. Together,…

Progressive Produce adds to citrus team

Progressive Produce is excited to announce that Andy Webb has accepted the role of Director of Sales and Business Development for the Citrus division.  "Andy is a big investment…

Reefer container freight rates to outpace dry cargo rates in 2022

Reefer container freight rates have risen sharply through 2021. According to Drewry’s recently published Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2021/22 report, these are…

Using Dutch methods to cool Chinese sweet potatoes

"Those beans for Jumbo, [a supermarket chain in the Netherlands] that come out of season from Zambia? They're kept fresh there in a Tolsma refrigerator." That's according to Tolsma's senior storage specialist Huub Maerman. He easily lists local and overseas projects. In these, this Dutch company has set…

Lineage Logistics announces acquisition of Hanson Logistics

Lineage Logistics, LLC, a large, innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has acquired Hanson Logistics, a large…

CGC successfully completes the trial shipment of in-transit cold treated oranges to India

The bulk of this first experimental shipment coordinated by the Citrus Management Committee (CGC) –of 9 containers of Valencia oranges– left the Port of Valencia on the MSC Sixin vessel on June 9, from the Fricasa facilities in the Port of Castellon. 2 other containers, which were also part of the same…

Guyana farmers to benefit from cold storage facilities for fruits and vegetables

Wednesday, the New Guyana Marketing Corporation signed $41.9 million in three contracts towards cold storage facilities for fruits and vegetables. Under the contract, awarded…

500 coolers supplied to Chinese mega plant

Chinese company Lu-Ve has completed the delivery of 500 unit coolers for the expansion of the Nansha International Logistics Centre in China, which is one of the largest…

Cold Chain Professional Development Series

Australian Food Cold Chain Council urges more transparency & better training

In Australia, an industry-wide training program has been released, aimed at improving the credentials of those responsible for the integrity and safety of Australia's chilled…

Dataliner

Brazil: Record agri exports would be higher if not for container shortages

According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Brazilian agri exports have reached a record US$ 50.2 billion in the first five months of 2021, a growth of 21.9% YoY. These numbers would be even higher if it were not for the lack of containers. “There is a delay in the shipping of containers, and this is worrying,”…


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