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Global IQF fruits market revenue expected to increase to US$13.4 bn by 2028

An upcoming report, titled 'IQF Fruits Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Forecast 2018-2028,’ will deliver outlooks for the market. In terms of value, the global…

New facility based in Rungis, France

Partnership announced for ripening and packing of bananas and tropical fruit

SIIM announces the selection of its strategic technical partners for the equipment of its state-of-the art new platform in Rungis, dedicated to the ripening and packing of…

Fruit destined for export transferred to reefer containers from cold rooms

Fruit exporters get state of the art cooling facility

The month of June saw the commissioning and opening for business of the latest cold storage facility from SAFT (Southern African Fruit Terminals) a subsidiary of the Belgium owned SEA-invest Group. The 5 500 pallet capacity facility occupies 17 105m2 under roof on one section of a 70 120m2 site in…

Solar-powered cooling could solve post harvest waste

Every year, India loses nearly 38% of its total harvest due to a variety of reasons, mainly related to the lack of an efficient market linkage system as well as absence of a large scale climate-proof storage capacity. This severely impacts the incomes of a large majority of Indian farmers, of which…

Victoria - Australia

Schreurs & Sons Maxi-CUBE - the perfect package

Chris Schreurs –Director of Business & Commercial Operations of Schreurs & Sons– takes pride in delivering high quality products to customers all year-round. The company is a third-generation farming business that is 100 per cent Australian family-owned and operated, specialising in celery, leek and baby…

Cold storage & warehouses should boost Kenyan potato farming

If all goes well, Kenya’s potato farmers are set to benefit from cold storage facilities and warehouses to be constructed by TingA, East Africa’s largest tractor sharing…

High demand for cold storage warehouses in U.S. could prove expensive

The growth of online grocery sales has stoked demand for additional cold storage warehousing space in the U.S., but the cost and complexity of constructing cold storage…

ColdHubs will help growers and traders in Nigeria

How to enable cold storage in countries without reliable access to electricity or diesel

Cold storage is an important aspect of the global food trade - it enables the long-term preservation of fruits and vegetables and is integral to maintaining freshness in food. From storage at the producer, to long-distance transport, to the final consumer's refrigerator. The right temperature is crucial…

USDA Western fruit report

Cold storage holdings of California grapes

Autumn Royal grapes in cold storage at 15-09-2019 are at almost 33% of the 2018 volume, while Princess grapes only dropped some 4.7%. Autumn Kings in cold storage, on the…

Significance of vacuum cooling for fresh produce

For growers of leafy vegetables, mushrooms, broccoli and other fresh produce, the most critical problem is how to keep your produce fresh and extend the product shelf life. Even if the vegetables are being planted and consumed in the same local city, without preservation the vegetables cannot be stored…

New Nepalese cold storage facility inaugurated in Pokhara

The Pokhara Agriculture Cold Store, which is said to be equipped with all modern facilities, has been opened under public-private partnership model. The capacity of the cold storage is 300 tons, to be  extended up to 480 ton. The cold storage has been established with an investment of Rs 60,5 million (€480,000). Provincial…

Concor to launch refrigerated rail transport

Retail modernization in India turns cold-chain business hot

As India's logistics infrastructure is modernizing, temperature-controlled rail transport and state-of-the-art warehouses are being set up. The government sees the logistics…

South Africa: Johannesburg produce market installs 1.9MW CO2 system

For its new 22,000m2 (236,806ft2) store in Johannesburg, South Africa, retail/wholesale outlet Evergreens has installed the largest transcritical CO2 installation in the South…

Taiwan: NT$1 billion cooling systems to improve crop delivery

Yesterday, Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung said that the Executive Yuan has budgeted NT$1 billion (US$31.99 million) to improve crop delivery by building…

Drewry’s Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2019/20

‘Reefer container equipment availability set to be tight’

The general availability of reefer container equipment is expected to remain tight during the next few years, and this will affect shipping capacity supply and freight rates…

Cool chain facility for AC Fresh in Toronto

Air Canada Cargo is extending its collaboration with GTA dnata in Toronto to include all AC Cool Chain shipments. Starting September 16, in addition to pharmaceuticals, shipments booked with the AC Fresh solution flowing through Toronto will be handled by GTA dnata. This includes seafood, chilled meats,…

China's first mobile modified atmosphere R&D center opens in Pingnan

In recent years, the Chinese government has been channelling a lot of energy into promoting technical integration and upgrading within the agricultural sector. New policies with great focus offering support have been put in place. In order to increase the value of the fruit industry and expand the…

Grapes shipped from Spain to Vietnam using Cold Treatment protocol

MSC has successfully loaded a first-time shipment of table grapes from Spain to Vietnam. The grapes were loaded in Murcia in collaboration with the transport company Mosca…

Direct shipping service between Costa Rica and Belgium

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company calls Port of Antwerp as first European port for reefer containers from Ecuador, Costa Rica & Peru. Seven container carriers will be making…

Tropical fruit IQF gains popularity

Tropical fruit processors from South East Asia to South America are invested in supplying superior, delicious and economical frozen products. Changes in eating habits in…

September 4-6

7th China Agricultural Product Supply Chain Summit to take place in Yantai

Total retail sales for fresh products in China reached 4.93 trillion yuan in 2018 and are expected to reach 5.13 trillion yuan in 2019. Fresh products are a category with…

Analysis of cold storage facilities at wholesale markets

Cold storage facilities for wholesale markets of agricultural products are facing some major problems. Most of the construction standards for such facilities are low, with old…

ZECC evaporative coolers: simple and inexpensive

Bangladesh: 500 cool chambers for vegetables planned

Last Tuesday, the Bangladesh government on approved a Tk1.6 bln (€17 mln) project to provide infrastructure supports and trainings to vegetable growers across the country. The…

Precoolers that are “perfect for grapes”

Jet-Ready Precoolers, designed and manufactured by Global Cooling Inc., are ”perfect for precooling and recooling grapes” according to company founder and president Jim Still. “Small diameter and fairly expensive fresh produce especially grapes,” he explained, “can deteriorate very quickly if the cold…

New Eastland Port coolstore means container export of kiwifruit a step closer for Gisborne

A new state-of-the-art coolstore facility at Eastland Port in Gisborne means the container export of kiwifruit is a step closer for the region.Local packhouse NZ Fruits is to…

Cold is now officially hot across the Asia Pacific

Growing investor interest in cold storage real estate has been brewing for some time. This appetite is part of a larger push into less competitive areas of industrial real estate. The shift in demographic and consumer behaviour is also playing a major role in fanning the interest. There is a robust…

Staay opts for CO2 at its Venlo site in the Netherlands too

In 2018, Staay Van Rijn opened a new location in Venlo, the Netherlands. Different areas are refrigerated in this ca. 12,000m2 building. There is a cell block where various kinds of fruit and vegetables can be stored. Temperatures in these cells vary from +1 to +10 Degrees Celsius. There is a large central hall…

Factors impacting growth of India’s cold supply chain sector

India is currently the world’s second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, a factor demanding a robust and efficient management of its supply chain. According to a…


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