Daily Archives: 20/01/2021

A Word from Our Port Partner 2021 – Port of Rotterdam

The world’s population is growing and the demand for food and the way we consume it is more diverse than ever.

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We want our food fresh and we want it now. Over the next few years, import and export of agrofood products are expected to grow annually by 3% and 5% respectively and that growth will obviously have a direct and indirect impact on the supply chain.

As Port of Rotterdam Authority we have developed a series of interviews in which we look at key trends in today’s agrofood sector and the supply chain with a number of experts – both in premium articles and in videos.

Would you like to know more about the latest trends and developments in food and logistics? 

Download the paper here

View our first publication video above – food trendwatcher and journalist Hans Steenbergen predicts which food trends will define our future.

Global Vaccine Summit

Register for the FREE Makers & Movers Cold Chain 2021 on the 4th Feb. This Global Vaccine Summit is not to be missed.
Register for the FREE Makers & Movers Cold Chain 2021: Global access and distribution Covid-19 Vaccine virtual summit, taking place 4th February from 08:00 CET. Cool Logistics is the Organizing Partner for this key international event, working with hosts Alcott Global. With an estimated 15 million deliveries needed over the next two years to deliver 10 billion doses of vaccine around the world, this is one of, if not the, biggest peacetime logistics and supply chain challenge the international community has ever faced.
 
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Coronavirus in Chinese Ice Cream Raises New Alarm Over Infection via Food

As traces of Covid-19 are found in Chinese ice cream, questions are once more being asked about the risks of catching the disease from frozen food.

As traces of Covid-19 are found in Chinese ice cream, questions are once more being asked about the risks of catching the disease from frozen food.  Although the World Health Organisation has advised that the possibility of catching Covid-19 from frozen food is low, China has stepped up frozen food import inspections significantly since late 2020, after a truck driver was infected with the disease after handling pork imported from North America, according to Chinese authorities.

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Kuehne+Nagel Finalises Agreement with Moderna for Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

Kuehne+Nagel and Moderna announce new international supply chain arrangement to provide distribution and storage of the Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna.
Kuehne+Nagel and Moderna announce new international supply chain arrangement to provide distribution and storage of the Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna. This key arrangement will support the worldwide distribution of Moderna’s vaccine from its international supply chain, based in Europe. Distribution will be to markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa and parts of the Americas. Kuehne+Nagel’s pharma hub in Europe will provide distribution and warehousing and the company will use its network of more than 230 operations worldwide to distribute the vaccine via road and air. Product integrity at the required -20 degrees Celsius will be maintained at all stages of transport and storage.
 
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‘Emergency’ Measure Planned at Ports to Prevent Food Shortages Because of Brexit, Document Reveals

Emergency Measures are Being Planned at Ports to Prevent Feared Fresh Food Shortages in British Supermarket Chains
Emergency measures are being planned at ports to prevent feared fresh food shortages in British supermarket chains as a result of Brexit. Plans include allowing empty lorries to skip queues at key ports to expedite their return from the UK to the EU to speed up restocking with supplies. Such a scheme could see up to 300 lorries being fast-tracked outside Dover and Folkstone for the largest supermarkets only. Supermarkets are already reporting gaps on the shelves in fresh produce aisles whilst industry bodies have highlighted that the new Brexit agreement is ‘pretty much unworkable’, leaving the fresh food supply chain seriously at risk of disruption.
 
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