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'Best practices to process IQF spinach'

Although vegetables are more popular in their fresh form, one producer of IQF freezing machinery feels the IQF frozen vegetables have multiple advantages. Like pricing when…

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…

Leon Hoogervorst, Inter Fresh Concepts

“Icepack use growing in the fruit and vegetable sector, especially for online sales”

People often send, for example, broccoli from the Netherlands to Spain. Then they scoop a decent amount of ice over its crate. That's to keep the broccoli in optimal condition. That, however, has a drawback. Things become a mess on arrival. There are puddles of water under all the pallets. Hygiene is…

TBV Kühlfahrzeuge sees growth potential for electric and gas driven refrigerated vehicles

"We will continue to focus on sustainable refrigerated logistics"

For over 40 years ,TBV Kühlfahrzeuge LLC has been an established manufacturer and dealer of refrigerated transport units for the food industry. The main sales area has always been southern Germany, but thanks to an extensive network of national and international partners, the innovative solutions are now…

Carrier Global Corp boosts attractiveness to clients

Today, more than half of world’s reefer trade is in non-seasonal cargoes – frozen meat, fish and vegetables, plus pharmaceuticals. This means that -in contrast to the past-…

ColdHubs

Helping growers to increase revenues by 25%

Nigerian entrepreneur creates solar-powered refrigerators

Nigerian Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu has been given much Kudos for his pioneering ColdHubs, refrigeration systems using transformative technology that, like all great innovations, tackles several problems at once. Many tons of fruits and vegetables are wasted every month in the warm African climate, as these…

Intent on meeting growing demand Juan Moyano

Total Terminal International Algeciras S.A. expands reefer space

Total Terminal International Algeciras S.A. has substantially increased its cold chain facilities. It has also installed 120 new reefer plugs to help it better serve the…

4G-Cat1 Internet of Things (IoT) technology plays a crucial role

Fresh-key shows the way for innovation in the cold supply chain industry

The "10th Global Cold Supply Chain Summit" took place in Shanghai on the 6th of August, 2020. The summit was attended by JD Distribution, Carrier, Haier, and Thermo King, as…

“The shelf life for IQF avocados is over six months”

As the consumption of fresh avocados started rising, so did the popularity of Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) avocados. When it comes to fresh, but over-ripe of odd-sized avocados however, these can often be rejected. This could result in a big waste for both wholesale and consumers, says Kerry Hultin,…

Massimiliano Castagna (Cold Energy) talks about the experience with ALDI and the effects of Covid-19

Paradoxically, working with a demanding client is easier

A new ALDI logistics center was recently inaugurated in Landriano, in the province of Pavia. It boasts a warehouse area of 52,504 square meters, of which 9,409 square meters are reserved for cold rooms: one half dedicated to "fresh" (0°C) and the other half to "frozen" (-20°C) products, in addition to a…

23-25 November 2020 - Rotterdam, Netherlands

23rd European Cold Chain Conference

The 23rd European Cold Chain Conference will take place in the Hilton, Rotterdam, on 23-25 November 2020. Over 120 cold chain professionals representing temperature controlled…

Dutch consul in Chongqing will open Online Sino-Dutch Conference for Climate Control Technology in the Fruit Industry

How do Chinese and Dutch cold supply chains for fruit compare?

The Netherlands is an important distributor of agricultural products and a significant participant in the international fruit and vegetable market. Innovative Dutch technology for post-harvest management and climate control is widely applied in the agricultural industry to keep fruit and vegetables…

China: Port of Nansha rises to meet cold chain demand with mega-warehouse

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic shocks, global demand for warehousing is soaring. This is particularly true for leading-edge facilities meeting vital needs close to major markets. South China’s Port of Nansha, among the world’s five busiest container ports, is rising to meet cold chain logistics…

Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Ghana ministry hands over reefer vans to vegetable traders

On Thursday, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture handed over four reefer vans to vegetable traders under the Ghana Commercial Agricultural Project (GCAP) to improve…

Cold Solutions choose Tatu City for largest cold chain facility in East Africa

Cold Solutions, a temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics service provider, announced that it will invest USD 70 million to construct state-of-the-art,…

Otflow® keeps fruit at optimal quality during shipments

Container cooling solution expands presence in Latin America

Cooling systems inside shipping containers are vital for keeping produce fresh during their journey across the world but often the cold air isn’t distributed evenly, which can lead to the creation of hot spots inside the containers. Ronald Hagenstein, Otflow® CEO, explains: “These hot spots increase the…

New fully automated high-bay cold-storage facility at City Terminal Rotterdam

Kloosterboer starts construction of Cool Port II

13 July, Kloosterboer will begin the construction of a new state-of-the-art fully automated multi-customer high-bay cold-storage facility with a storage capacity of 60,000 pallets at City Terminal Rotterdam. The building is expected to be finished by January of 2022. Two years after the realisation of…

Kenyan government to fund construction of Sh117 million potato cold room

The Kenyan federal government will build a Ksh117 million cold-room store in Muchorwe to protect potato farmers against post-harvest losses and possible exploitation by…

ZIM acquires 500 new Star Cool refrigerated containers with controlled atmosphere

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Israel's largest cargo shipping company and one of the 20 largest shipping companies in the world, has expanded its fleet of refrigerated…


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