Daily Archives: 04/05/2021

SeaCube Containers CEO on global shipping and the food supply chain

SeaCube Container's CEO Robert Sapphio talks ocean shipping and the impact of the Suez Canal blockage on the global food supply chain

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Robert Sapphio, CEO of SeaCube Containers discusses ocean shipping and the repurcussions of the Suez Canal blockage on the global food supply chain with Food Logistics magazine. 

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Six agritech trends to watch

Interest in agritech is at an all-time high, accelerated by the pandemic

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The pandemic has accelerated interest in agritech and its benefits, as there is now concern over global food security and threats to the global food system. 

Current trends to watch include strawberries, indoor growing and floating farms, and the potential of automation and vertical farming are already known.

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Leafy greens, berries, citrus fruits and orange vegetables pack big benefits

New global study finds leafy greens, berries, citrus fruits and orange vegetables form the optimal '5 a day' diet

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New global study finds leafy greens, berries, citrus fruit and orange vegetables can provide the optimum ‘5-a-day’ diet. 

2 million people from 29 countries took part in the study, which found that a ratio of 60:40 in favour of vegetables to provide the most benefit.

Experts from Harvard Medical School found that consumers often had inconsistent information about which vegetables and fruit were most beneficial to everyday diets.

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Hapag-Lloyd orders 150,000 TEU of standard and reefer containers

Hapag-Lloyd orders 150,000 TEU of standard and reefer containers, stepping up its investment in its container fleet

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Hapag-Lloyd has invested further in its container fleet with an order of 150,000 TEU of standard and reefer containers from China, as it needs more boxes to meet current demand. 

Hapag-Lloyd’s CEO has spoken of the unprecedented demand for containers globally, as the shortage continues to impact supply chains and shipping lines. 

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The Need for Innovation in the Middle East’s Food Supply Chain

Food security is a serious issue on a global scale, but especially so in countries that rely heavily on imports to feed the population.

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Food security is a global issue that needs coordinated action to tackle and calls for innovation in the food supply chain are becoming more urgent. 

If estimates of 10 billion to feed by 2050 with less arable land to farm and diminishing water supplies are correct, how will countries feed their populations?

In the GCC region which relies so heavily on food imports, food security is now a pressing issue.

To learn more about this issue, join us for our next online seminar Cool Logistics Middle East on 22 September 2021 by registering your interest here 

Source: Entrepreneur Middle East

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