Cooling

The company from South Tyrol

Isolcell equips existing cooling cells with ethylene absorption machine

For Isolcell, innovation is more than just the introduction of new products. It is also about improving and further developing already existing solutions. The company, which is based in the South Tyrol region, is specialized in modified and controlled atmosphere for the storage of fruit and vegetables.…

First nine months of 2020 Iron Heart

Latin American reefer trade to China grows 6.9%

Brazilian exports in reefer containers grew 6.9% between January and September 2020 as compared to the same period in 2019. According to a report by Brazilian consulting firm…

Topae73

Reefer rates out of Europe are going up

European reefer rates are seeing upward pressure. Some major lines are announcing significant increases, for reefer cargo in particular, but for standard freight containers as…

Sucharas Wongpeth

India: Kashmir cold storage business down by 40% this year

Due to factors like low crop yields, fungal diseases damaging the fruit and increases in the number of new units, the cold storage business in Kashmir is down by 40 percent…

Extend shelf life of perishables

EverFresh® active controlled-atmosphere system now offers CO2 injection option

Carrier Transicold’s EverFresh® active controlled-atmosphere system for refrigerated containers now offers a new carbon dioxide (CO2) injection option to better preserve low-respiring, high-value perishable cargo. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of…

China cold chain tech may help Pakistan reduce loss of agri products

China’s cold chain technology may help Pakistan reduce loss of agricultural products and increase the added value, said Chen Lin, vice president of Hefei Lianhui Refrigeration…

Pre-harvest and post-harvest

Overview of tools that help determine the quality of fresh produce

The bar is set high when it comes to quality of fresh produce and continues to be gradually lifted. “To meet today’s expectations of buyers and consumers, it is important for quality checks to be done throughout all stages of the supply chain,” says Greg Akins, President of Catalytic Generators. The…

Shipping company adds 1,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE refrigeration units

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. is expanding its refrigerated shipping capabilities with 1,000 new containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE® refrigeration unit. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and…

Cold rooms and warehouse projects to boost Kenyan potato & banana farming

The Kenyan government is set to boost banana and potato farming in the country with Sh300 million (€2.4 mln) worth of storage centres. Storage facilities will be built in…

With Cool Port II, Kloosterboer wants to provide more efficient return shipments soon

Unload fruit, load frozen French fries

Reefer containers filled with fruit arrive by ship at Cool Port I in Waalhaven, Rotterdam. The pallets are removed, and in future, the reefers will be loaded with frozen French fries. The pallets will then immediately be sent back by barge to the Maasvlakte. By the beginning of 2020, these fries should…

Lousise Macharia

Kenyan growers in Machakos get a cooling facility

In the counties of Machakos, Kitui, Makueni and other areas of Eastern Kenya, drought remains a perennial problem. Farmers there still grow crops, taking advantage of the…

QA Supplies

Maintain safe food temperatures with T&D data loggers

Ensuring safe temperatures throughout the cold food storage process is a top priority for all food handlers. For compliance with federal food safety regulations, companies need a quality management system to measure, control and document temperatures at all stages of the transportation process. To best…

Tanzania plans acquisition of refrigerated trains for perishable transports

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has presented plans 800 new freight wagons, including refrigerated wagons, for transporting perishables such as vegetables and fruits, for…

Exports of Chinese frozen vegetables stable

With the improvement of technology for freezing and processing efficiency, compared with storage vegetables, the commercial added value of frozen vegetables has been growing over recent years. At the same time, the target consumer market has become more diversified. Among the many export destinations,…

Juan Andres Ferrari -ACF Global Sourcing - Coll Logistics Conference 2020

There could be a gap in fruit supply out of Chile this coming season

One of the world's leading refrigerated container leasing companies says the COVID-19 pandemic actually led to more demand for its services. Greg Tuthill, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer at SeaCube, told the online Cold Logistics forum that while there was early concern across the shipping industry back…

Cool Logistics Conference 2020

How has the global pandemic affected the cold chain?

Last week the Cool Logistics 2020 conference was taking place online. Delegates from around the world were ‘tuning in’ to hear presentations and discussions from experts in the cold chain logistics industry. Session 2: “The fastest route to freshness” The future of agrofood supply chains was moderated by…

Andre Simha - MSC - Cool Logistics Conference 2020

"Each of us can do it on our own, or do it together"

One of the world's leading container shipping companies is encouraging customers who rely on logistics to transport food to become more collaborative in developing a more digitally advanced industry to cope with future demand. MSC is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and its Global Chief Digital and…

Broom Frio cooling and distribution facility

Chilean company gets foothold in the Netherlands

Op 1 May, the Chilean Broom Group acquired the Dutch company, Saphir's, refrigeration and distribution facilities. These are in Ridderkerk, the Netherlands. They planned to roll out Broom Frio Ridderkerk. And on 1 October, they launched this new company. Broom Frio Ridderkerk's blue colors have replaced…

Cool Logistics Conference

Remote monitoring and control for the data driven cold container chain

Data is becoming increasingly important in our industry and no more so than now, but how can we collect that data and what do we do with it when we have it? Hanane Becha, Project Lead IoT Program, DCSA Digital Container Shipping Association, said that standards for containers and reefers are no longer…

Increasing trade of Indian perishables demands robust cool chain

India is one of the top producers of agricultural products, but the country is not one among the top exporters of agricultural produce. The country is the third-largest…

Cool Logistics

Rethinking cold chain nodes & modes to market

On Thursday, the final day of Cool Logistics 2020, the first speaker on the topic 'Rethinking cold chain nodes & modes to market' was a well known face at the conference: Albert Cheung Founder, JC Food Republic, Hong Kong. He spoke about the Japan Reefer on Rail project and the future of rail technology.…

Gambian solar-powered cold rooms relieve burden on vegetable sellers

Kanifing is a city in the west of Gambia. The municipality has launched a project to set up solar powered cold rooms for vegetable preservation in the markets. The aim of this initiative funded by the British government is to reduce losses and encourage women to enter the vegetable trade. Cold rooms…

Cool Logistics Conference

Global cold supply chain - during & beyond the pandemic

The second day of Cool Logistics got underway with Rachael White, CEO saying they were happy to announce that participant numbers had increased from the first day to 350+ with new people still joining. Philip Gray, Head of Reefer Shipping Research, Drewry Shipping, Belgium was the first speaker and spoke…

Fenaco puts new cold storage facility for pome and stone fruit into operation

Modern fruit refrigerated warehouse opened at Léman Fruits in Perroy

In Perroy (VD), fenaco Landesprodukte put a new cold store for pome and stone fruit into operation at the beginning of September. The modern facility can hold up to 2,750 tons of fruit and makes an important contribution to the year-round availability of local apples and pears. In effect, fenaco is…

Focus Fresh LLC doubles annual yield in the cultivation area Antalya

"Little competition for Turkish pomegranates in the second half of the season"

It will be an exciting pomegranate season for Focus Fresh LLC .The Düsseldorf enterprise with Turkish roots is seeing a growing demand for the Turkish Hicaz in the European trade. Therefore, it has substantially extended production at its Antalya subsidiary. "We will probably double our previous year's yield…

Kashmir cold storages lacking apples this year

Many Kashmir cold storage units are lying empty. Some stores are yet to get the first box of this year’s apples. Kashmir has about 30 cold storage units having capacity to…

Cool Logistic Conference 2020

Future proofing leadership, skills and training

Today was the first day of the Cool Logistics 2020 conference which was to take place on the SS Rotterdam but instead was an online presentation in which speakers and attendees from around the world attended. Rachael White, Managing Director, Cool Logistics opened the event saying that the theme -…

Canada invests in cold storage and packing facilities

'Vegetable cold storage facilities will grow food self-sufficiency'

The Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, announced a $1.25-million investment to help establish vegetable cold storage and packing…

Circular and sustainable economy thanks to the use of environmentally-friendly refrigeration

Port of Huelva launches Cold Logistics Hub

On October 7, the president of the Huelva Port Authority, Pilar Miranda, signed the granting of the concession for the construction and management of the Hub del Frío (Cold…

Imagine, Transform and Rebuild sets the agenda at Cool Logistics Global virtual conference

Leadership, Skills & Training for Global Cold Chain & Reefer Logistics, Remote Monitoring & Control for the Data-Driven Cold Container Chain, and Digital Transformation,…

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

A.M. King starts construction of cold distribution center for Combs Wholesale Produce Co.

A.M. King has begun construction of a USDA-certified, greenfield distribution facility for Combs Wholesale Produce Co. The 40,000-sf structure, when complete, will allow the…

Serrekunda market cold storage project

Gambia: Female traders get access to cold storage facilities

In many developing countries, lack of storage facilities is one of the main challenges confronting agric development. Every year, post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables…

How an ops guy helps ProEx Food create value-orientated solutions

"We started a podcast to keep in touch with our clients when face-to-face meetings aren’t possible"

The fruit and vegetable sector is continuously globalizing and companies from all walks of the industry notice the strain on the international connection due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses everywhere are struggling to keep their clients in the loop and engaged when they can’t visit them personally.…

Using Daikin controlled atmosphere container technology

Peruvian sugar snap peas shipped to Japan

Earlier this year, a shipment of Peruvian sugar snap peas was sent successfully by Ocean Network Express (ONE) from Callao, Peru, to Yokohama, Japan with the help of…

Maersk launches its cold store in South Africa

Maersk with their partner is launching its second dedicated warehouse in South Africa, trading under the name of Precool Cold Storage. The Cold Store is a part of its existing warehousing and distribution site in Hammarsdale, in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and expected to be operational early January 2021.…

Rite Hite GmbH offers advanced solutions for cooling and freezing halls

"Optimal sealing during the distribution process saves a lot of energy"

Energy losses and, therefore, high costs are an all-too-common occurrence in the refrigeration and frozen goods sector. Thousands of euros' worth of energy are lost every day. That's during loading and unloading, as well as the opening and closing of indoor cold stores. That's shameful and entirely…

AGRO Merchants Group will open a border inspection point at its refrigerated warehouse in Valencia

AGRO Merchants Group, a world leader in logistics and cold storage solutions, announced its plan to open a border inspection point (BIP) at its cold store in Valencia. This…

West Bengal

Unavailability of cold storage & inefficiency lead to loss to potato growers

The Indian state of West Bengal is suffering an acute potato crisis due to a lack of availability of cold storage facilities. While the state produces 11.5 million tons of…

China: Prices for frozen vegetable exports to Europe are higher than last year

The frozen vegetable market has benefited enormously from advancements in deep-freeze technology. Firstly, the loss of nutrients is growing smaller. The vegetables are processed near the farm immediately after the harvest, which gives the vegetables less time to breathe and gives micro-organisms less…

'Best practices to process IQF spinach'

It is not easy to always get a good wholesale price for fresh vegetables as their quality can be compromised due to long transportation and an inconsistent storage temperature…

ColdHubs

Nigeria: ColdHubs keeps farmers’ products cool with off-grid solar technology

Photovoltaic technology is becoming more affordable, which enabled the Nigerian ColdHubs company to offer low prices for the use of its off-grid cold rooms. ColdHubs’ invention is helping growers and traders preserve fruit and vegetables. The Nigerian start-up builds cold rooms and offers farmers and…

SIIM-Cold Energy partnership

Focus on energy performance and reliability

Starting from 1st September, the SIIM platform has been fully operational at the heart of the International Market of Paris-Rungis: more than 12,000 m² (spread between the social headquarters of the OmerDecugis Group and the warehouse), with 1,000 pallets of differentiated cold storage and 42 ripening…

North America consolidates itself as the main destination for Peruvian frozen strawberries

There has been a notable increase in the frozen fruit segment in Peru's 2019/2020 strawberry campaign. The country exported 13,900,000 kilos of frozen strawberries worth $…

Senegal incurs 25 percent crop losses due to lack of storage infrastructure

Every year, Senegal faces crop losses of 25 percent due to lack of storage infrastructure. The Agricultural and Rural Prospective Initiative (IPAR) and the Market Regulation…

Philippines

Nueva Ecija’s cold storage facility for onions almost completed

A PHP190-million (€3.2 mln) cold storage facility that will benefit onion farmers in Nueva Ecija is nearing completion. The facility will probably be operational before the end of the year. On Tuesday, Rural Infrastructure Engineer Bon Alexis Guatato, of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural…

Frigotherm Ferrari

Different refrigeration solutions

Frigotherm Ferrari has been one of the main points of reference for refrigeration and air conditioning for over 50 years. "70% of our market is in Italy. We have extensive experience in the apple sector, but also provide innovative solutions to other operators as well as to the logistics sector,"…

Cold chain projects in 11 states Rs 2.08 bln grant

Indian government greenlights 27 cold-chain projects

The Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) chaired by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has approved 27 new projects under the scheme for integrated…

Llombart trading and trust company on the development of the citrus market:

"In terms of variety development and quality, Spain is very well positioned"

It has been an exciting year for Spanish citrus fruits so far: the capricious weather in Spain kept the harvest small and hoarding at the beginning of the year ensured an early end to the season. This was also noticeable at Llombart Handels- und Treuhandgesellschaft, based in Lahr/Black Forest. All in…


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