Daily Archives: 22/08/2022

Walmart puts Canada’s biggest multi-temperature reefer on the road

Walmart Canada fleet has put its first 60-foot (18-metre) multi-temperature refrigerated trailer into service

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Walmart Canada fleet has put its first 60-foot (18-metre) multi-temperature refrigerated trailer into service: the first of its kind for Walmart in North America.

The custom-built multi-temp refrigerated trailer allows Walmart to ship freight more efficiently and reduce C02 emissions.

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Chilean sector unites to confront logistics crisis

Key players come together in face of the worsening situation

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Key players in the Chilean fruit sector have come together to confront the current logistics crisis.

Leading companies and organisations from Chile’s export and import sectors want to find solutions to the logistic crisis that has driven up food prices worldwide and severely impacted Chile and its global trade partners.

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MSC AINO loads record number of live reefers

Record 2099 containers with 63 million kilograms of mainly citrus fruit destined for European ports

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The MSC AINO loaded a record number of live reefers during one of South Africa’s busiest citrus export seasons ever.

MSC operations director, Captain Ian Rosario, said it took port workers a total of seven days to load a record 2 099 containers, containing 63 million kilograms of mainly citrus fruit destined for several ports in Europe

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Record profits for grain firms amid food crisis

Suggestions of a windfall tax to restore some balance to food markets and help the poorest

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“Farmers, consumers and food workers are suffering in the face of spiralling food and fuel prices, whereas those sitting in the middle of the food chain – a small number of huge, dominant grain traders – are raking in vast profits”. Will a windfall tax restore balance and help the poorest?

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Food packaging market to be worth USD 478.18 bln by 2028

Growing demand for packaged products due to the shift in evolving lifestyles and eating habits

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Changes in lifestyle and consumer behaviour are driving demand in packaged food products. The global food packaging market size is slated to rise from USD 338.34 billion in 2021 to USD 478.18 billion by 2028

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Reefer container freight rates stabilising

Reefer container freight rates across global trades rose over 50% in the year to 2Q22

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Ahead of Cool Logistics Global 2022 conference and exhibition taking place in Barcelona 20-22 September, we bring you the latest analysis from our colleagues at Drewry Shipping Consultants. Martin Dixon, Head of Research Projects at Drewry, will be speaking at our conference. Visit our event page here to find out how you can join us and hear from Martin.

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Cool News and Views – August 2022

The cold chain has never been hotter…..

..which is why we will all be at Cool Logistics Global conference and exhibition in Barcelona, 20-22 September.

Meet us at the bar…..

…Cool Logistics Global conferences are renowned for amazing networking events and this year will be our best yet – from rooftop cocktails, to canapes to live music – we have it all!

Don’t be the one who missed out….

…so book today and join your industry colleagues. View our event page and agenda using this link here. 

Keep reading for our pick of the news stories this month….

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Making Food Supply Smarter

Data benefits from factory and supply chain transformations can reduce global food security risks

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Manufacturers that get smarter about data benefits from factory and supply chain transformations are set to reduce growing risks around global food security. The Ukraine-Russia conflict, while a tragedy, represents yet more disruption to global supply chains, bringing food security fears to the fore once more – the region being a major source of critical commodities including wheat and fertilisers.

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What’s shipped fresh arrives fresh – EverFRESH® from Carrier

Carrier Transicold’s EverFRESH® active controlled atmosphere (CA) system for refrigerated containers now offers a new carbon dioxide (CO2) injection option

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Carrier Transicold’s EverFRESH® active controlled atmosphere (CA) system for refrigerated containers now offers a new carbon dioxide (CO2 ) injection option to better preserve the full range of perishable cargo, including low-respiring cargo.

The new option allows the container to be pre-charged with CO2 at the start of a voyage and automatically adds more as needed over the course of the trip.


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