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Nigeria’s export market hampered by inadequate cold chain facilities

Nigeria is missing out on revenues from local and international markets due to inadequate cold chain facilities. Stakeholders have ongoing concerns over shortage of facilities…

Westland Mushrooms begins doing overnight refrigeration

"Mushroom demand is better than before the pandemic"

The arrival of fall means the mushroom season has returned in full force. "Demand is currently higher than before the pandemic," says Harold Schuurmans of Westland Mushrooms. This company markets a wide range of mushrooms worldwide via Dutch exporters. "We find ourselves in a situation where Asian mushroom…

Container traffic enjoys further growth

Port of Antwerp continues to grow and consolidates strong position in reefer market

After nine months, Port of Antwerp records a total throughput of 179.1 million tonnes, a rise of 4.8% compared to last year and the same level as 2019. Despite the still persevering operational challenges, all goods flows are recording growth. The reefer segment is also continuing to grow. Growth in all…

"This type of freezing is much quicker and results in higher product quality"

OctoFrost has come a long way in the frozen food processing industry by listening to its customers’ needs and working together with experts in the food industry. OctoFrost manufactures and offers equipment for the thermal treatment of food products such as blanching, cooking, chilling and IQF freezing.  According…

Dry Misting helped Laurence J Betts win multiple ‘Grower of the Year’ Awards

Following the award to L J Betts for UK Grower of the Year 2015 (and UK Edibles Grower of the Year – Vegetables, Gold award), Stephen Betts commented to Contronics Dry Misting, that his decision to install a Dry Misting Hydration System into his new 1,000 m³ cold stores was instrumental in achieving the…

Cold store benefits fruit farmers in Dhankuta, Nepal

Fruit growers of Namje village in Dhankuta district saw their earnings quadruple after a cold store was built in the nearby town of Dharan. The growers in question never knew…

Set to boost support for businesses & retail freight FedEx

New FedEx Clark gateway facility opens

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, will boost the support for businesses and e-commerce growth with…

New cold storage warehouse partnership in Ontario, California

RLS Logistics, a leading third party cold chain 3PL, through its affiliate RLS Partners, recently welcomed Partners Alliance Cold Storage, Ontario, CA, as a warehouse partner…

Organic fruit producer increases product quality and capacity

Mapeks was founded in Izmir, Turkey, in 1999. From its four production facilities in the country - in Bilecik, Usak, Afyon, and Malatya - the company markets 35 different organic fruits to 80 countries on seven continents. As well as exporting frozen cherries, sour cherries, apricots, and figs, The…

“Before installing the vacuum cooling system, it took a long time to cool vegetables”

Finnish vegetable grower Päivi ja Kalle Vuorenmaa have recently upgraded their cooling system, and is now using vacuum cooling. According to Kalle Vuorenmaa, the process is a lot faster than their previous cooling system: “Our company has a broccoli farm, which produces broccoli, kale, broccolini, and…

Cooling colleagues build logistical future together

Fresh Connection and FrigorExpress have big news: they are entering into a partnership that is a win-win-win for both companies, as well as for their customers. As from 1 September 2021, Fresh Connection and FrigorExpress will be working together in the fields of transport, warehousing and more. Fresh…

Air Canada begins work to enhance cold chain handling capabilities at its Toronto Pearson Cargo Facility

Air Canada announced the start of a $16-million project to expand and enhance Air Canada Cargo's cold chain handling capabilities for shipments such as pharmaceuticals, fresh…

Port of Wilmington to add cold storage warehouse space

Cold Summit Development will bring nearly 460,000 square feet of cold storage space in two buildings to property owned by the Port of Wilmington. The plan is to add cold…

Seeka's invests $20 mln in packline, coolstore near Te Puke

Seeka strives to have a new automated packline and high-efficiency cool store operational near Te Puke, ready for next year's kiwifruit season. The company will build a new…

FOOD freshly at Fruit Attraction in Madrid:

New freshness retaining agent for frozen (IQF) avocado products

Food freshly is looking forward to the first major event after the global disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fresh specialist has used the problematic period to…

Cosco Shipping Lines adds next-generation, active controlled-atmosphere EverFresh systems

Cosco Shipping Lines recently enhanced its refrigerated cargo fleet with next-generation EverFresh® active controlled-atmosphere (CA) systems from Carrier Transicold. The high-performing systems enable perishable shipments to travel farther, while retaining commodity quality. Carrier Transicold is a part…

“Preserve natural shape, color, texture, and keep leaves well-separated”

Rasmus Larsson, CEO of Swedish IQF machine manufacturer OctoFrost, states they’ve managed to reach quite a few markets with their IQF machinery: “Our customers IQF freeze herbs and leafy greens to serve demands coming from international buyers in Europe, the USA, and Japan. Some of them have replaced…

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Solar-powered cold storages are reducing food waste in Nigeria

Every day, in many markets all over Nigeria, the race is on to sell fresh produce early in the day. By noon, with temperatures soaring, food spoils fast. As the day wears on, food can sell at less than half of its original value, slashing profits for retailers and farmers. That's why Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu…

"This month we launched the low-cost, single-use, real-time temperature recorder B9Z"

Frigga is a manufacturer and supplier specialized in real-time monitoring solutions. The company supplies clients in pharmaceutical industries, food industries, distribution, and supermarkets on five continents. Frigga has long stood for high-quality products at low prices. Mr. Paddy Pan, CEO of Frigga, said:…

FESCO

FESCO acquires reefer containers

FESCO has acquired 300 new reefer containers for its subsidiary Dalreftrans which specializes on transporting temperature controlled cargo by rail. The reefers are to be delivered in Q1 2022. This…

InspiraFarms opens regional office in Harare

InspiraFarms is further expanding its presence across Africa with the establishment of a regional office representation for Southern Africa, based in Harare, Zimbabwe.…

67% less temperature fluctuation in containers with Otflow

Air distribution mat test with Costa Rican pineapple exporter, Visa, proves successful

The Dutch company, OTFLOW, recently carried out a study, along with Visa S.A., one of the largest pineapple exporters in Costa Rica. OTFLOW wanted to see how their technology can improve container temperatures and fruit quality. The OTFLOW is an air distribution mat for refrigerated containers. It…

Pinduoduo Smart Agriculture Competition starts

Who grows better: farmers or algorithms?

The Netherlands is committed to sharing agricultural technology and supporting the development of sustainable horticulture in China. After all, the two countries have excellent ties and share similar ambitions and challenges, according to Wouter Verhey, agriculture counselor at the Dutch embassy in…

Montpellier: Start-up Koovéa raises 2.5 million euros

The Montpellier-based start-up founded in 2018 by Adrien Content, Yohann Caboni and John Aldon, has raised 2.5 million euros [2.95 million USD] from IRDI, Sofilaro and BPI…

Featuring more shippers, cargo and carrier voices than ever before

Cool Logistics Global 2021: full agenda announced

The Cool Logistics Global Conference and Exhibition have released the Agenda for the 13th edition - the only international event this year for the perishables trade, cold…

Jammu and Kasjmir, India

Udhampur district fruit growers demand financial aid and cold storage facilities

In the Panchari-Landhar and Latti-Dudu-Chenani areas of Udhampur district, over 80 dry and fresh fruit crops have been damaged due to heavy rain and snowfall. The weather…

Mr. Avocado: "We sell more than 180,000 avocadoes per day"

Mr. Avocado and Aldi China jointly promote ready-to-eat avocados

The avocado, well known as a "super food", gains more and more popularity with Chinese consumers every year. The market demand volume grows larger every year, and so does the number of countries with permission to export avocados to the Chinese market. Recently, Mr. Avocado and Aldi China jointly…

Japan proposes solar-powered cold storage facility in Philippines

The Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) is proposing to put up a cold storage facility in the Philippines to improve vegetable production in the country. In a…

Pomegranate harvest also lower due to weather conditions

Lower volumes, but good quality for Turkish apples

Both the pomegranate and the apple season are in full swing in Turkey. According to one exporter, both seem to be struggling a bit with volumes, which could lead to higher prices. The company is very happy with the quality of the harvest this year and is confident in its product. According to Yahya Erdogan,…

Spanish Association of Cold Storage, Logistics and Distribution (Aldefe):

"Energy prices are unsustainable for the sector and a threat to employment"

In August, electricity prices in Spain have recorded a skyrocketing growth, reaching 105.12 €/MWh (as of August 28, 2021), which represents an increase of 11.62 €/MWh above previous forecasts. Prices in August 2021 have been historically high; the same as in April 2021. The increases observed in some…

India

Surplus agro produce goes to waste in 13 Odisha districts

In Odisha state, Khordha and Cuttack districts have the highest concentration of cold storages. As many as 13 districts in the state do not have cold storage facilities. This…

Thermo King to deliver all-electric, zero-emission solutions for end-to-end cold chain by 2023

Thermo King, a brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies, has announced that it will invest more than $100 million over the next three years to deliver a fully…

"Our new 3D animation demonstrates OctoFrost Vegetable Processing Line in detail"

Swedish IQF machinery manufacturer OctoFrost has released a new 3D animation to allow potential customers to get a comprehensive understanding of the OctoFrost IQF Vegetable Processing Line. According to Sana Rehman, marketing coordinator of OctoFrost, the animation shows off the convenience of using the…

Tzone introduces TempU08 Data Logger model

“We make complex fresh produce logistics easy”

The logistics of fresh produce are challenging and complex, especially when the distance that fresh produce travels to reach the consumer is growing longer. Different fruits and vegetables have different transportation requirements, especially when it comes to temperature. For example, fruits like…

"Successful Chinese fruit companies pay attention to the value of supply chain data"

The cost of shipping is rising, there is a shortage of shipping containers, and the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging. These external factors have had an enormous impact on the Chinese fruit and vegetable industries in the last two years. Emerson Electric, one of the leading companies in the research,…

NLaws Produce announces new partnership, formation of new venture

NLaws Produce, Savannah's family-owned wholesale produce distribution company, announced a new relationship with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the Georgia Department of…

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets:

"Lineage can acquire Dutch company's refrigeration and freezer units"

Lineage Logistics' take over of the Kloosterboer Group in the Netherlands will be allowed. After the acquisition, there will still be sufficient competition. That is for refrigerated food…

Chinese study with cherry tomato boxes

Air circulation within a refrigerated container greatly affects vegetables

Proper cooling capacity division is essential for storing and transporting fruit and vegetables in refrigerated containers. A uniform interior temperature depends mainly on the outside…

Frigga: Global cold supply chain real-time monitor brand

"We launched a disposable, real-time temperature recorder with global 4G coverage"

Frigga supplies real-time temperature recording solutions. Frigga real-time temperature recorders currently service clients on five continents. These clients are active in a wide range of industries including medicine, foodstuffs, distribution, and supermarket retail. The motto of Frigga has long been to…

Santa Maria, California cooling facility goes solar

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000 square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, CA, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually.  In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed a battery storage system that can hold up to 700 kilowatt-hours. Together,…

Progressive Produce adds to citrus team

Progressive Produce is excited to announce that Andy Webb has accepted the role of Director of Sales and Business Development for the Citrus division.  "Andy is a big investment…

Reefer container freight rates to outpace dry cargo rates in 2022

Reefer container freight rates have risen sharply through 2021. According to Drewry’s recently published Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2021/22 report, these are…

Using Dutch methods to cool Chinese sweet potatoes

"Those beans for Jumbo, [a supermarket chain in the Netherlands] that come out of season from Zambia? They're kept fresh there in a Tolsma refrigerator." That's according to Tolsma's senior storage specialist Huub Maerman. He easily lists local and overseas projects. In these, this Dutch company has set…

Lineage Logistics announces acquisition of Hanson Logistics

Lineage Logistics, LLC, a large, innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has acquired Hanson Logistics, a large…


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