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Why climate-saving investments in cold chain technologies are hot

As the global population increases and rapidly urbanizes, the demand for vegetables, meat, seafood and other perishable food is exploding.  This demand can be met only by freezing fresh food as close to the source as possible, storing the perishable food until it can be shipped and delivering it safely to…

Harvest and storage conditions for acerola fruit

Acerola (Malpighia emarginata) is native in Central and Northern South America and is considered a super-fruit due to its high vitamin C content. Acerola postharvest life depends highly on the maturity stage at harvest and storage temperatures. Scientists at Embrapa in Petrolina (Brazil) have determined…

Maersk intends to boost land transportation via cold storage policy

Shipping company Maersk intends to focus on premium services such as cold storage and digital solutions to avoid competing with its own freight-forwarding clients as it expands in the land transportation business. Since announcing a new strategy in 2016, which included selling its oil and gas business,…

Vacuum cooling is widely used for fresh produce

Vacuum cooling is widely used in the fresh produce industry of the United States, Europe and China. As a result of the energy consumption from water evaporation at low pressure, the temperature of fresh produce can be reduced efficiently from the field temperature of 28 ° C to 2 ° C. Arvin Lau from…

Adani Ports also buys majority stake in Krishnapatnam Port

India: Adani Group forays into cold chain logistics with ₹2.96 bln acquisition of Snowman Logistics

Billionaire Gautam Adani's port-to-power Adani Group has acquired majority stake in Snowman Logistics Ltd for ₹2.96 bln to foray into cold chain logistics. Adani Logistics Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd, signed definitive agreements to acquire 40.25% stake in Snowman Logistics…

Temperature incursions in cold storage containers lead to increased food waste

Over the last two decades, supply chains have witnessed incredible progress with regard to expediting freight movement and improving operational efficiency. However several…

Focusing on zero-energy storage

NAEB calls on farmers to embrace affordable post-harvest techniques

Rwanda’s Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has advised small scale local farmers in horticulture to embrace the necessary techniques to curb post-harvest losses. A joint assessment by the University of Rwanda (UR), Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) and National Agriculture Exports Development…

"Vacuum cooling is essential to maintain leafy greens’ quality"

Leafy greens vegetables are increasingly grown through hydroponics, sometimes under protective structures, said Mr. Arvin Lau from Vegfor Cooling Technology Limited. After working in the the fresh produce industry for several years, he saw a clear development in the process of growing leafy green…

"You may have losses in transport because of these errors"

Fresh produce is not an easy business. You are always reliant on the weather conditions and how well the crop performs that year. Then, if you transport it to other destinations, you need to make sure this happens under the right circumstances so no crops are wasted. How to make sure nothing happens…

14 days on the water and high quality upon arrival

Ozone allows for ocean transportation of bell peppers

Traditionally, bell peppers haven’t been a big ocean container mover as they don’t hold up very well in long transit times. “They are a weaker vegetable variety and several challenges limit their shipability,” says Christian DeBlasio with Purfresh. “First of all, they are very susceptible to decay,…

“I am proud to be one of the few women in this industry”

Since the requirements for fruit are increasing worldwide, a better management of production, processing and transport is needed to reach these high requirements. Technology is a very important part of this development. Though the technology sector itself is also going through its own development. In…

No interruption in exports while Pres Ramaphosa promises uninterrupted electricity until 13 January 2020

South Africa's power cuts: diesel drives up refrigeration costs by 300%

Last week the hills were alive with the sound of diesel generators; this long weekend, as the country winds down for Christmas holidays, there is no load shedding. The load shedding of last week was suddenly accelerated to stage 6 blackouts - to cut 6,000 megaWatt from the national supply - last Monday,…

The challenges of IQF freezing raspberries

One of the more challenging products to IQF freeze is the raspberry. This has everything to do with its brittle and delicate texture. With the correct equipment however, the…

Total investment amounts to around 800,000 euros

Frankfurt refrigerated logistics company wants to increase its turnover with more trailers

Thermologistic is expanding its trailer fleet. This is the Frankfurt refrigerated logistics company's response to the strong demand for temperature-controlled transport. The new investment comprises 13 trailers of the latest design. The new units are equipped with double-decker technology and roller beds…

p2raumdesign presents cold vapour system for fresh products at ExpoSE

"We want to offer the young generation of direct marketers holistic store concepts."

Last year, p2raumdesign won the Innovation Award at expoSE/ExpoDirekt with the brand new LiftBoXX. Exactly one year later, Rainer Palinkasch moved to Karlsruhe again and presented a new, innovative store concept for the farm shop to the specialist public there. In cooperation with refrigeration and cooling…

Oomiak Refrigeration opens an office in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur receives Australian refrigeration company

Australian company Oomiak Refrigeration has opened an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to drive its expansion into South East Asia. The company started in 2006 in Adelaide, South Australia, and has established a presence in every mainland Australian state with its expertise in the design and manufacture…

Reported by variety and package count

US Cold storage holding of grapes in California

With the number of Autumn King and Allison packages in cold storage holding in California almost halving between November 15th and 30th, the grand total of grape packages has…

Check at 25 German food retail chains documents transparent QS supply chain at home and abroad

Complete traceability of QS products back to the producer

The origin of the food they see is an important criterion for consumers when shopping. The food retail trade also wants to be sure that traceability is guaranteed - especially…

Chinese frozen vegetable export facing pricing pressure

The rising prices of frozen vegetables over recent years have undoubtedly reduced the competitiveness of many Chinese frozen vegetable exporters in the international market. The industry as a whole is now facing many challenges. Miya, the head of Qingdao Sunnywell, talked about the export of Chinese…

"Chinese clients look for the storage quality of high-end air-conditioning"

The Chinese air-conditioned storage industry has rapidly developed in the last few years. However, the quality of Chinese air-conditioned storage is not yet at the same level as air-conditioned storage in developed Western countries. Still, people in the industry are quite pleased with the great…

West Bengal asks traders to clear potatoes in cold storage by November 30th

Last year, the West Bengal state government allowed traders to stock potatoes in cold storage till 31 December but with the rise in prices, it has been decided that stocks have to be cleared from the cold storages by this month itself. The state government has asked traders to clear potatoes stocked in…

North-east Indian minister Arun Sahoo:

“Around 62% of cold stores Odisha are defunct”

The Odisha state government Wednesday admitted in the Assembly that around 62 per cent of the existing cold storages in the state are defunct. According to a written reply…

Indian cold storage operators on strike in state of Odisha

Odisha’s cold storage operators have offered to hand over their cash-strapped units to the state government if it fails to provide a revival package and waive off loans. This…

ExactAir design

Idaho farmers hope new tech will help keep potatoes cool

Potato storage technology hasn’t really changed that much in the past century. Most often, farmers drop their potatoes in a simple four-walled building, set up a fan to keep…

HMF Hermeler continues to see great potential for run-through shockers Frigopurmat

"Outside the asparagus sector, the need for cooling has also increased"

The fastest possible way of cooling down asparagus was the basic idea behind the development of the 'Durchlaufschocker' Frigopurmat exactly 30 years ago. In the meantime, the cooling solution has been adapted to today's needs so that it can still be successfully used many years later. The interest is shifting…

European designed food produce cooling technology to come to AU market

Melbourne based company Heuch have teamed up with a selection of local and European manufacturers to bring the European designed food produce cooling technology to the…

Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems president David Appel:

"Sustainable cold chain could cut food loss and waste"

Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems President David Appel discussed the sustainable cold chain and how it can cut food loss and waste, during a roundtable session in front of nearly 200 member nations at the 31st Meeting of the Parties of the Montréal Protocol on Nov. 7. Carrier Refrigeration is a…

UK cold chain Logistics Market to see exponential growth by 2026

According to the recent report “UK cold chain Logistics Market by End user Industry: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018–2026,” the UK cold chain logistics market size was valued at £3.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach £18.78 billion by 2026. In an article on…

Vegfor Cooling Technology

New trends in broccoli cooling

Various cooling methods could be used for cooling broccoli. However, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. According to Arvin Lau from Vegfor, choosing the best method for cooling will depend on equipment efficiency, equipment costs and product volumes. In recent years he has seen an ongoing trend - more people…


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