Daily Archives: 14/06/2021

New COA open data standard for reefer monitoring data

New open standard and Unified Data Model for some reefer container monitoring data

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The new Data Model’s purpose is to enable the exchange of information on refrigerated containers in a uniform way, independent of their model or manufacturer, explains the Container Owners Association (COA).

The new standard and Unified Data Model (UDM) is set to remove barriers to interoperability within the industry.

Source: WorldCargo News

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Sustainable food chains matter

Food sustainability has never been more important than now

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Even the most resilient of cold supply chains would struggle to keep on top of sustainability amid a global pandemic and continuous supply chain disruption.  Cold chains face risks that other commodity chains don’t, including climate risks and the need to address environmental concerns. 

Cold chain companies need to blend together planning, technology, risk management and more to obtain supply chain visibility and deliver sustainability.

Source: Food Logistics

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Mentorship scheme to match UK farmers and food producers

New mentoring programme to represent farmers and producers from across the UK

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A new UK mentorship scheme will match experience food exporters with those looking to export for the first time. Led by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the National Farmers Union (NFU), the scheme will provide practical help for first-time exporters.

Change to trade tariffs and new trade deals are thought to provide a huge opportunity for UK food exports to new markets.

Source: FPC FreshtalkDaily

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Escalating crisis as food left to rot and prices rise

A lorry driver shortage is driving high prices and leaving food to rot

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Fresh produce is rotting and prices rising due to a lorry driver shortage. Some supermarket shelves already have gaps on them which will lead to inevitable prices rises as supplies shorten. A shortage of as many as 65,000 HGV drivers  is causing a now ‘escalating crisis’, the managing director of Nationwide Produce has warned. 

Source: FPC FreshtalkDaily

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USDA to invest over $4billion to strengthen food supply chain

Significant investment by USDA of $4billion to strengthen food supply chain

The major investment by the USDA is part of the Build Back Better Initiative and aims to make critical supply chains stronger, aid food production and processing, improve food distribution and storage, and ensure equitable market access for food producers.

Source: Supply Chain Dive

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