Daily Archives: 26/04/2022

Tesco and Marshall Fleet Solutions initiative puts 100% solar powered refrigerated units on the road

The first 100% solar powered trailers fitted with the Titan system from Marshall are now on the road

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Joint initiative between two Cold Chain Federation members Tesco and Marshall Fleet Solutions puts 100% solar powered refrigerated units on the road, reports the UK’s Cold Chain Federation. The first trailers are already on the road and servicing Tesco’s distribution centres.

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Freshfel Europe launches Environmental Footprint Initiative

Members and the association will work to develop a fresh fruit and vegetable environmental footprint methodology

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Members and the association will work to develop a fresh fruit and vegetable environmental footprint methodology and digital tool for the whole sector. The initiative will anticipate EU legislation that mandates environmental footprint accountability. 

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MSC sets record for reefers in Chile

The MSC Carole vessel registered 2082 boxes, equivalent to 4,164 TEUs

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The MSC Carole vessel registered the highest shipping record of reefer containers ever carried by MSC from Chile, with 2,082 boxes, equivalent to 4,164 TEUs. The shipment included fruit and frozen products bound for the US East Coast.

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Peru smashes blueberry export record

Shipments up by almost a third in volume and value compared to 2020/21

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Peru has smashed its blueberry export record. According to consultancy group Fresh Fruit Peru, Peru has shipped 218,823 tonnes worth US$1.307bn so far this season. This is an increase of over 30% in volume compared with 2020/21.

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Reefer rates begin to ease

Months of challenging rates on the north Europe to Far East trade are easing

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According to Xeneta, reefer rates on the backhaul north Europe to Far East trade are finally easing. Twice as many reefer cargoes go from North Europe to the Far East compared to the other way.

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Shanghai ports reach reefer capacity

Shanghai's ports reach reefer capacity due to strict COVID lockdown

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Local ports reach reefer plug capacity as Shanghai’s strict COVID lockdown continues. Major shipping lines start to divert perishable reefer cargo away from Shanghai. Maersk CMA CGM, MSC and ONE have all issued advisories to their customers that reefer cargoes may not be discharged in Shanghai.

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Cool News and Views – April 2022

April 2022

Welcome to April’s edition of Cool News and Views.

The Cool Logistics team has been out and about – our Commercial Director Anne Williams attended Fruit Logistica in Berlin to catch up with industry colleagues – everyone agreed it was great to be meeting in person again.  Her visit  has made us all even more excited about our 2022 programme of events!

CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event – is our first in-person event of 2022 and we have been busy announcing our speaker line-up  Head over to our event page here, catch up on the latest agenda and view our speaker line-up. Don’t forget there is still time to take advantage of our early booking offer of €795 until 3 May – book here and join your industry colleagues in Rotterdam from 21-22 June. 

We have another bumper selection of news stories for you from across the entire cold chain, with the reefer container taking centre stage as usual. We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter as much as we enjoy creating it for you.

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