Kashmir: cold storages bear fruit as local apples fetch ‘highest rates’

Apples kept in cold storages in Kashmir this year are fetching what traders call the “highest-ever rates” since these  units were established in Kashmir. Official data indicates…

Superplum

Noida Startup’s innovative containers help fruits stay farm-fresh up to 4 weeks

Superplum is a Noida-based startup with a unique and innovative cold chain solution for fresh fruit produce called the Fresherator. This container can be attached to any 24-feet truck and has the ability to transport four to seven tons of fruit from the farm and keep it fresh up to four weeks at a…

Maersk narrows bidders for USD 1 billion refrigerated container unit

Industry experts have stated that the next round of bidding has now commenced for Maersk's refrigerated container business, which could be valued at as much as USD 1 billion.…

Improving fruit and vegetables storage

Pakistan researchers praised for Zero-Energy Cooling Chamber

Pakistani farmers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have suffered huge losses annually due to poor post-harvest handling, non-professional agricultural practices and lack of appropriate…

Inma Sanfeliu, president of the CGC: "It is a difficult destination, but a potential way to reduce dependence on the EU"

First test shipment of 11 containers of Spanish oranges to India with cold treatment in transit

A first experimental shipment of nine containers (about 242 tons) of Spanish Valencia oranges has recently been loaded at the facilities of the Port Authority of Castellón for them to be shipped from the Port of Valencia to India. In the same week, another ship with another two containers departed to the…

North Carolina: Innovative cooling method increases sweet potato profits

More than 100 operations across North Carolina now use negative horizontal ventilation to increase profits and shelf life of sweet potatoes for customers. This is a method of…

FreshPlaza June Global Focus on Cooling and Logistics

FreshPlaza's June Global Focus is on Cooling and Logistics. Do you have an innovative cooling system or do you have information on new trends in transport? Are the higher freight rates having a significant effect on your ability to export? We would love to hear from you. You can contact us via…

La Union Corp. and Nice Tech join synergies in this new €21M project

New fruit and veg freezing plant inaugurated in Almeria

The newest La Unión Nice plant has been inaugurated in the Spanish municipality of Adra, Almería. With this project, the municipality of Adra will become a prominent place in the world for the production of frozen fruits and vegetables. The technology used in the plant developed by La Unión and Nice Tech…

Daikin controlled atmosphere container technology ships Taiwanese custard apples to the Middle East for the first time

Yang Ming Line and fruit exporter Fruit Days International Co. have selected Daikin’s Active controlled atmosphere (CA) container technology for the first ever container…

Tomás Benavente, Pura Hoja:

"Cooling enables us to prolong the shelf life by 2-6 days"

“The moment of harvest has to be planned carefully, the product shouldn't be harvested too late. Also, temperature control is of vital importance for the shelf life. Depending on the crop, the complete cold chain ideally takes place in a room with a temperature between 2-5 °C.” This is according to Tomás…

Kandahar province

Afghan company denied transfer of cold store it purchased

A cold storage with the capacity to store 3,000 tons of goods in the airport in southern Kandahar province might be on the verge of becoming scrap as the government is not…

Admiral Container Lines adds Carrier Transicold PrimeLine fridges

Admiral Container Lines has added more than 150 new containers with Carrier Transicold PrimeLine fridges, to boost its refrigerated shipping capabilities in the eastern…

Kenyan farmers invest in cold storages to increase exports

In Machakos, south of Nairobi, growers seeking to export their produce like avocados and mangoes, store them there before agents collect to sell them in international markets…

Samskip adds 1100 new containers to its fleet

Over the past months, Samskip added 900 brand new 45ft high cube pallet wide containers, 100 45ft high cube reefer containers, and 100 40ft high cube reefer containers to its fleet, further enhancing its capability to ship high value, temperature-controlled and perishable goods across the European…

'Eclipse' door seals ensures uninterrupted cold chain

"Increase energy efficiency and significantly improve protection, safety and productivity"

To maintain the cold chain in temperature-controlled transports - of fruit and vegetables, for example - it is important to create a seamless connection between the building and the docked vehicle at the loading point. With the 'ECLIPSE' dock shelter, Rite-Hite Ltd offers its customers an efficient…

Tanzania: Extending fruit shelf life without refrigeration

In Tanzania, local innovator Araika Mkulo has designed a solution for cooling fruits; it is sourced from Acacia tree and can be used to extend the shelf life of fruits and…

New cold storage facility boosts temperature-controlled trade through Port of Savannah

As the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America and the third fastest-growing port in the nation, the Port of Savannah has faced infrastructure…

European market demand for quick-frozen garlic and ginger from China remains strong

Quick-frozen vegetable mixes are a common frozen product, and they often contain peppers, tomatoes, beans, and cucumber. The fresh ingredients are processed and then quickly brought to the lowest possible temperature before they are added to the quick-frozen vegetable mix. Relevant research shows that…

Shipments grew by 23.2% in volume and by 27.7% in value

Peruvian frozen strawberry exports increased in 2020

Peruvian frozen strawberry exports registered a considerable increase in 2020 over the previous year. The country exported 19,957,374 kilos worth 38,123,974 dollars which is…

New ethylene generator for narrow ripening rooms launched

Last month, Catalytic Generators expanded its collection of ethylene ripeners by launching a new type called Auto-Ripe® Generator 2021. “We recognized the need for wall-mounted, vertical storage of ripening concentrate as well as ethylene production with a generator to better fit in tightly packed…

Crop protection from spring frosts

Frost-sensitive crops, especially bulbs and tubers, are now safe. Optimal leaf and product growth are unimpaired even in case of frost, because Arrigoni, an international leader in the production of technical textiles for agriculture, has developed Arricover, the bioclimatic screen that provides…

Interko unveils Containerised Ripening Room

Interko, a designer, manufacturer and installer of fresh fruit ripening rooms has unveiled its Containerised Ripening Room following five years of research and development in partnership with multi-national tropical fruit importer-marketer Fyffes. During that time, Interko has built, installed and tested…

Agriculture company Vandamme opts for a quality boost with new cooling

Edward Vandamme helped from a young age on the family business in Woumen (Diksmuide) in Belgium. Since 2013 he has been in the company together with his two uncles Bart and Filip. In the meantime, wife Annelies has also taken that step. The company focuses on non-intensive arable vegetables for the…

Hongkong International Terminals starts remote reefer container monitoring system

Hongkong International Terminals has launched its remote reefer container monitoring system. This enables round the clock automated remote management of all refrigerated…

AM King begins construction on cold storage facility for Mexican-based produce distributor

A M King has begun construction of a south Texas distribution center for Mexico-based GAB Operations, LLC (GAB). The new 45,590-sf facility, when complete, will provide increased cold storage capacity for fresh produce and will serve as a hub for the company’s U.S. and Canadian customers. The project is…

Thermo King launches new Container Fresh & Frozen (CFF) refrigeration units

Thermo King®, providing transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, has introduced new Container Fresh & Frozen (CFF) refrigeration solutions for containers. The new Thermo King CFF reefers feature improved temperature and humidity control, lower total cost of ownership and…

Minister Exaud Kigahe emphasizes need for cold storage facilities

Tanzania: Government sets up strategic plan to counter post-harvest losses of fruit

The Tanzanian government has set up a strategic plan that is aimed at encouraging the establishment of small scale industries across the country, in an effort to reduce fruit…

Crop storage becomes more difficult as climate heats up

Some 25% of potato chips for the US get their start in Michigan. One of the main reasons why the state produces more chipping potatoes than any other is that there, the…

Expansion in Charleston adds additional cold storage capacity

SC Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics facility expansion

South Carolina Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics‘ (“Lineage”) newly expanded facility in Charleston and the enhanced cold storage capabilities it brings to customers. As the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage provides…

SAM Algeciras authorized to perform cold treatments on vegetables for export

SAM Algeciras, Grupo Alonso's multimodal logistics platform located in the port of Algeciras is one step closer to becoming a strategic enclave for fruit and vegetable…


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