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Bengal Cabinet allows cold storages to buy 1 million tons of potatoes

Predicting a bumper potato harvest this season, the West Bengal Cabinet has decided to allow cold storage owners to purchase at least 1 million tons of tuber from growers at a…

UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS research

New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and stocked at the right temperature, says a University of Florida scientist. Experts stress the word…

Beijing making all imported foods stored below or at 0℃ traceable

From February 12, data on the Beijing Cold Chain Food Traceability Platform will be expanded from imported refrigerated and frozen meats and aquatic products to all imported foods stored below or at zero degrees Celsius. In the Hema Fresh supermarkets, consumers can use WeChat to scan the tracking code…

Meet HELIOS, the solar powered shipping container line by ROXBOX

ROXBOX Containers have announced a new line of solar infrastructure containers with our Australian partners, BlackStump Technologies.The initial focus is on solar cold storage and deployable energy. HELIOS the Greek God and personification of the sun has the opportunity to lead the U.S market in solar…

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC

Dole Packaged Foods opens new frozen fruit facility in McDonough, Georgia

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC opened a new state-of-the-art frozen fruit facility in McDonough, GA on January 28th. This is Dole's third frozen fruit facility in the United States, complimenting the existing operations in Atwater, CA and Decatur, MI.  Rendering of the new state-of-the-art Dole Packaged Foods frozen…

Ricardo Angel of La Corsaria:

“We use Weber Vacuum Cooling to extend shelf-life of our herbs”

While perishability is in the nature of fresh produce, some products are more perishable than others and therefore require extra attention and innovation to ensure that its shelf-life is as long as possible, and that the product arrives to the customer with the best quality achievable. This is something…

Refrigeration space for hire in Maasdijk

In addition to its transport activities, C. Vreugdenhil Transport has four cold stores in the building at Transportweg 23 in Maasdijk. These cells have a total storage capacity of 1200 pallets. Our building has 10 docks, 1 overhead door and a separate office space. Quick summary: 4 cold stores (can be set…

IQF; a viable solution for a sustainable future?

As oceans become increasingly polluted, low underground water levels reaching historically low levels, CO2 levels increasing in the atmosphere, and on top of that, a climate emergency right at our doorstep, it should really not be a surprise that one of the top three food trends when it comes to…

Philippines cold storage facility to benefit Region 6 growers

Last week, the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas inaugurated the P20-million (€340,000) cold storage project in the municipality of Miagao, Iloilo that will benefit…

Crowley Logistics adds 355 reefer containers to meet peak demand

Recently, Crowley Logistics added 355 new refrigerated cargo containers to its equipment fleet. The goal was to ensure equipment availability at origin for perishables moving…

Cargoes again stranded at Chinese ports due to Covid-19 measures

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to develop globally, China repeatedly reported the discovery of Covid-19 virus in imported frozen food packaging and has strengthened…

New project guarantees year-round supply of durian from east Thailand

EEC plans construction of quick-freeze facility with storage capacity of 4,000 tons of fruit

The Thailand Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) committee, the Thailand state-operated oil and gas company PTT, and the Industrial Estate Authority Thailand (IEAT) all signed an…

R&M Forwarding to build state-of-the-art cold store in the Netherlands

R&M Forwarding is going to build a new cold store on the Nieuw-Reijerwaard business park in the Netherlands. Construction will start this month. The warehouse should be mostly completed late in the year. About 15,000 m2 will be built on the three hectares of land. "We're running out of space in our old locations.…

Willem Nowee, Varekamp Coldstores Holland:

"Proud of great growth after intensive and exciting years"

After 26 years of being part of a parent organization, Varekamp Coldstores Holland from Westland has been on its own two feet again since 2019. "It was two intensive but also exciting years," director-owner Willem Nowee recalls. Nonetheless, double-digit growth was achieved last year. An upgrade of the…

Dutch refrigeration company expands

On 26 January, Dutch refrigeration company, Koel- en Vriesveem St Nyk took over the carrot processing company, Vriemex's activities in Nagele. This village is in Flevoland,…

Indian government to invest Rs 5 bln on three cold storage clusters in Jammu & Kashmir

The Indian government is coming up with three cold storage clusters with an investment of Rs 5 bln (€55 mln) In order to export apples to different countries throughout the…

Maersk expands cold chain options for fresh fruit from the Black Sea and the Mediterranean to Central Russia

On the 21st of December 2020, the first refrigerated containers heading from Mersin, Turkey, were dispatched from the port of Novorossiysk en route to terminal Selyatino in…

DFDS acquires HSF Logistics

DFDS has today entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of HSF Logistics Group. The company is one of Europe’s leading cold chain logistics providers to meat producers and other food producers that…

Chinese cold chain logistics firm, Fresh Life, nets US$93 million

Fresh Life Style Supply Chain Management is a subsidiary of the Chinese agricultural business conglomerate New Hope Group. It has recently completed its Series A round of…

Cold-chain logistics

Chengdu-based Xianshenghuo raises US$92.5 million in Series A

Chengdu-based logistics solution provider Xianshenghuo has closed its Series A round, bagging US$ 92.5 million from Longfor Capital, CICC Capital, and Far East Horizon.…

City of Laredo

Third temperature-controlled federal import inspection facility

Laredo, Texas, gets third cold storage inspection facility

Officials in Laredo, Texas, are planning to build a third temperature-controlled federal import inspection facility to accommodate cross-border produce from Mexico. The 22,000-square-foot, 18-bay facility will be located near the Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, 20 miles north of Laredo. The…

Kenyan government commissions cold storage facilities to eliminate potato losses

The Kenyan government is in the process of setting up two potato cold storage facilities, striving to reduce post-harvest losses in the agriculture sub-sector. The two…

Afghanistan: 190 onion cold storages established in Laghman province

In a statement, the Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department has said that 190 cold storages for onion have been built in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province under…

Cross-border shipping of fruit is expected to grow by more than 6% in the next four years

Refrigerated shipping and the trade in dry goods have both grown by an average of 3.8% per year in the last 10 years. Trade in meat products and bananas accounts for 52% of…

Americold Realty Trust closes acquisition of Agro Merchants Group

Americold Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition, and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, today announced that the…

Mefus & Frisch sees potential for vacuum-cooling systems in the German fruit and vegetable sector

"We're working closely with Weber Cooling to find new vacuum-cooling methods"

Vacuum-cooling has become standard practice in the vegetable sector. The German family business, Mefus & Frisch, advises on and supplies these systems. They've been doing so for German clients for almost ten years. They work closely with their supplier, Weber Cooling. However, according to Gerhard and…

The benefits of vacuum cooling in mushrooms

In the past few years more and more systems have been installed at mushroom farms using vacuum cooling as a rapid cooling method for mushrooms. Having the correct cooling processes in place is important in the handling of any fresh produce but for mushrooms it can be even more critical. While consumer…

Jakob Van Poucke & Steven Beuselinck, Luik Natie

"New frozen storage offers 22,000 extra pallet places for frozen fresh produce"

Luik Natie opened a new cold store at the beginning of 2019. Just under two years later, the opening of a new frozen storage area is planned. “In the second week of January, the cold store will be ready to receive pallets,” say Jakob Van Poucke and Steven Beuselinck of Luik Natie. The cold store will be…

Imo State, Nigeria

Onize Vegetable Market benefits from cold storage unit

The Onize Vegetable Market in Imo State has had problems with spoiled produce for a long time; often seeing losses of up to 50% of its produce, leaving growers and traders…

Minister for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood:

'Pakistan government to establish cold storages on airports and shipping ports across nation'

An agreement has been made by the government and the Representatives of Fruit and Vegetable Exporters to establish cold storage areas on airports and shipping ports across…

Mission strives to be the industry standard in service and product excellence

Avocado ripening requires skilled experts

Mission Produce, Inc. addresses the niche market need for sophisticated avocado ripening. "Experts in all things avocados, Mission Produce’s ripening program is led by experienced specialists at state-of-the-art ripening centers that focus solely on avocados," a release from the company says. A sensitive…

Dole Food Company orders 500 energy efficient Star Cool reefer units from Maersk Container Industry

In cooperation with leasing company, Textainer, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has entered into an agreement to deliver five-hundred new Star Cool units to Dole Food Company in January 2021. Dole’s focus on delivering the highest quality fruit while reducing their carbon footprint globally factored into…

Willem van der Does, BG Door International

"Mobile pre-cool unit provides rapid re-cooling"

Rapid re-cooling of fruit and vegetables is becoming increasingly important to buyers, says Willem van der Does of BG Door International. That includes products from countries, like Africa, where cooling isn't frequently used. He says if soft fruit and vegetables are cooled quickly after harvesting, it…

Pieter Jan Robbemont over Central Asian cooling facilities

"What's lacking, above all, is basic know-how"

Temperature plays a vital part in fruit and vegetable storage. Here, the essential aspects are those that ensure quality and prevent wastage, and, therefore, decrease costs. So, cooling certainly isn't an unimportant step in the process. In many countries, there are plenty of cooling facilities…

“During the autumn, we saw a strong recovery in the IQF machinery market”

It’s easy to say 2020 has been a very different year from usual. Some fruit traders were heavily hit under the weight of the challenging new environment, while others thrived due to higher demand for all kinds of produce. For machinery things were a bit different. It’s understandable that companies would…

Seafrigo Group consolidates presence in Le Havre, France

The Seafrigo group is strengthening its presence in the Port of Le Havre area; the food logistics specialist will be setting up a facility located at the Seafrigo Logistics…

Wan Hai adjusts South American service as exotic fruits grow reefer demand

Wan Hai Lines has adjusted its Asia-South America (ASA) service to include a call at Paitas port, Peru. The Taiwanese liner operator is allocating more reefers to the ASA…

Lineage Logistics enters Polish Cold Storage Market with acquisition of Pago Sp. z o.o.

Lineage further expands its growing presence in Europe with the acquisition of Pago, Poland’s largest cold storage and logistics provider Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC, the…

Nordics no longer part of Kloosterboer’s company strategy

Kloosterboer sells coldstore in Moss, Norway

Logistics service provider Kloosterboer has sold the Moss Coldstore in Norway because of strategic choices. As of 1st December, the coldstore has been in hands of Lineage Logistics.  Stephane Pluenet (Executive Director Automation Kloosterboer) indicates that the successful strategy of Kloosterboer, being…


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