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Tropical fruit IQF gains popularity

Tropical fruit processors from South East Asia to South America are invested in supplying superior, delicious and economical frozen products. Changes in eating habits in…

September 4-6

7th China Agricultural Product Supply Chain Summit to take place in Yantai

Total retail sales for fresh products in China reached 4.93 trillion yuan in 2018 and are expected to reach 5.13 trillion yuan in 2019. Fresh products are a category with…

Petrolesport presented AIFV project

New cross-dock for bananas, fruits and vegetables

At the initiative of the management of Global Ports (UK Global Ports), a leading container terminal operator, an excursion to the Petrolesport (PLP) terminal was held with the…

Analysis of cold storage facilities at wholesale markets

Cold storage facilities for wholesale markets of agricultural products are facing some major problems. Most of the construction standards for such facilities are low, with old…

ZECC evaporative coolers: simple and inexpensive

Bangladesh: 500 cool chambers for vegetables planned

Last Tuesday, the Bangladesh government on approved a Tk1.6 bln (€17 mln) project to provide infrastructure supports and trainings to vegetable growers across the country. The…

Precoolers that are “perfect for grapes”

Jet-Ready Precoolers, designed and manufactured by Global Cooling Inc., are ”perfect for precooling and recooling grapes” according to company founder and president Jim Still. “Small diameter and fairly expensive fresh produce especially grapes,” he explained, “can deteriorate very quickly if the cold…

New Eastland Port coolstore means container export of kiwifruit a step closer for Gisborne

A new state-of-the-art coolstore facility at Eastland Port in Gisborne means the container export of kiwifruit is a step closer for the region. Local packhouse NZ Fruits is to…

Cold is now officially hot across the Asia Pacific

Growing investor interest in cold storage real estate has been brewing for some time. This appetite is part of a larger push into less competitive areas of industrial real estate. The shift in demographic and consumer behaviour is also playing a major role in fanning the interest. There is a robust…

Staay opts for CO2 at its Venlo site in the Netherlands too

In 2018, Staay Van Rijn opened a new location in Venlo, the Netherlands. Different areas are refrigerated in this ca. 12,000m2 building. There is a cell block where various kinds of fruit and vegetables can be stored. Temperatures in these cells vary from +1 to +10 Degrees Celsius. There is a large…

Factors impacting growth of India’s cold supply chain sector

India is currently the world’s second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, a factor demanding a robust and efficient management of its supply chain. According to a…

Jet cooler manufacturer reduces lead time

Jet-Ready Precoolers, invented and manufactured by Global Cooling Inc., are described by the company as "the industry standard for portable forced-air cooling tunnels. Time after time they have outperformed built-in-place bunker-wall and integrated-cooling systems". Since their introduction, production…

Quick temperature checks en route

The new Bluetooth loggers, model “B1” from Cydiance, can be quite useful when intermediate checks are needed in the fruit logistic routes. Cydiance B1 – Bluetooth temperature logger with USB PDF report "You may now use mobile phone to access to the temperature history, without stopping or even touching…

Vegfor Cooling Technology

"Our vacuum pre-cooling equipment in China has about 15% of the market"

Vacuum cooling is one of the most effective ways to pre-cool fresh produce. As Arvin Lau from Vegfor explains: "Vacuum cooling systems are fast and very effective in reducing product spoilage, because the fastest deterioration of fresh products takes place right after it has been harvested. With a vacuum…

Shipping of perishable goods - Maersk sees new possibilities

Maersk successfully delivers on its vision of becoming a global integrator of container logistics by shipping mangoes from India to United Kingdom through an innovating new…

Located at Hamid Karzai International Airport

Afghanistan: USAID-funded cold storage inaugurated

This Saturday, state officials inaugurated a cold storage facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport. The facility has been built with the financial support of U.S. Agency for International Development. USAID said in a statement that cold storage facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA)…

Australian refrigeration specialist Quik-Cool improves cooler

Commercial refrigeration specialist Quik-Cool designs and manufactures all its cooler range in Australia and delivers what it believes to be the highest quality vacuum cooler on the market. Quik-Cool has recently upgraded the features and performance of its vacuum cooler range. A key improvement has been…

Southern Shan State - Myanmar

Heho Potato Company potato cold storage opens

A cold storage warehouse for potatoes of the Heho Potato Company was official opened on 21st of June, 2019 in Heho, Southern Shan State, Myanmar. This is the third professional cold storage facility for potatoes in Myanmar and the first commercial warehouse which compasses substantial storage capacities,…

From the frozen vegetable aisle to a balanced power grid

Surprisingly, UK supermarket freezers could be used to create a virtual battery that can help balance the country’s grid. That’s the finding of new research undertaken by The Grimsby Institute, the University of Lincoln, IMS Evolve and supermarket chain Tesco Stores. The research, funded by Innovate UK,…

"IoT technology is becoming more important in the fruit and veg sector"

In the fruit and vegetable industry, control of temperature is an important factor. Elitech is an American company focused on the real-time temperature monitoring in the food, medicine and fresh products industry. They see that: "The Internet of Things" (IoT) technology has become a recognized future…

Australia: DWS invests $134 mln into Coles Queensland facility

Frasers Logistics & Industrial Asset Management has sold a half-stake in a Coles cold storage distribution centre in Queensland to German asset manager DWS. The price was $134.2 million. The property was purpose-built for Coles in 2008 and is situated approximately 29 kilometres south of Brisbane’s…

Small fruits, lettuce and IQF products are at risk

Intensified checks put in place to prevent virus contamination

When it comes to IQF products, like small fruits and salads it is essential that companies pay particular attention to the hepatitis A and norovirus GI and GII viruses, which are responsible for gastrointestinal infections. These viruses are highly contagious even in small amounts and are transmitted…

Otflow wins Start Up Funding Event 2019

The Rotterdam start-up Otflow has won the Start Up Funding Event 2019. They beat 159 participants to win, and as well as the prestigious title, they will also receive €42,000 worth of marketing material. The panel of 50 professionals acting as judges were enthusiastic about the Dutch innovation and…

Globe Tracker lands Samskip contract

Globe Tracker has announced a contract with the shipping line/intermodal services provider Samskip. Samskip will install Globe Tracker hardware on its reefers, and use the company’s ’s GT Sense platform to monitor the containers, “with two-way communication to Samskip reefer containers across the global…

Friends share experience of using jet cooler to help expand their businesses

Two lifelong friends in northern California share cooling for their commodities. They gain two seasons out of what’s typically one season and run their businesses like brothers. Since 2014, Tony Serrano, president of JAS Family Farms Organics, and Pat Coash, owner of Koppes Plants, both in Watsonville,…

China: “Garlic prices continue to rise"

The circumstances for Chinese garlic this year are very different from other years. After Chinese New Year everyone expected that the garlic prices would come down, however the opposite happened. Since that time, the price has not fallen anymore but has only grown, as Mr. Ross from Rizhao Lvtuo Food Co.,…

Maersk to build its first cold store in St. Petersburg

On June 5th, 2019, the ceremony for the new warehouse took place in St. Petersburg, Russia in the presence of Maersk CEO Søren Skou, Fyffes CEO David McCann and representatives of regional and federal Russian administration. Constructed by the Russian industrial developer PNK Group, the facility will be…

Online platform directly connects traders with suppliers of IQF-frozen produce

When looking for very specific produce, like IQF-frozen produce for example, it can be difficult to find a steady, reliable supplier. This has resulted in an IQF equipment supplier, OctoFrost Group, to set up as a middle-man, connecting buyers with IQF suppliers. They have now launched an online platform…


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