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Fresh Port Asia wins 3rd Cool Logistics Innovation Award

Fresh Port Asia win 3rd Cool Logistics Innovation Award with ReeferPulse highly commended as 2nd place

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Cool Logistics is delighted to announce Fresh Port Asia as the winner of its 3rd Cool Logistics Innovation Award. Fresh Port Asia’s innovative pro bono project on behalf of 200 farming clusters and their agricultural cooperative gave the farmers shares in the business to help develop new fruits and open up new market opportunities. 

ReeferPulse won the highly commended 2nd place for its Artificial Intelligence and Supervised Machine Learning technology, running on reefer IoT data, that can potentially save up to 2 million tons of CO2 and food each year.

Now in its 3rd year, the Cool Logistics Innovation Award proudly supports and promotes innovation across the entire cold chain and  recognises and rewards the efforts made by so many organisations and individuals.

Watch out for our press release with more details coming shortly.

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Tesco and DRS and Port of Tilbury partner

Intermodal freight service will transport perishable goods by rail

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A new refrigerated rail service will transport goods from Tilbury to Coatbridge, under a new partnership between the port, Tesco and DRS in the UK. The service could keep up to 17,000 containers off the road each year in the UK. Launched at the end of 2021, the service will deliver tonnes of perishable goods and save approximately 9000 tonnes of CO2e per year.

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Maersk launches new reefer train service Algeciras – Marin

Transit time of 1 day and 12 hours between Algeciras and Marin

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Maersk’s new reefer train service between the ports of Algeciras and Marin will deliver fresh produce from the south to the north of Spain, arriving on Friday each week. Maersk is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its cargo and rail reefer services reduce the environmental impact.

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Pakistan Railways launches first-ever reefer train

New train to provide more environmentally-friendly freight solutions

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Pakistan launches its first-ever reefer train, designed to deliver more environmentally-friendly freight solutions. The containerised reefer train made its first journey from the dry port of Marine International Container Terminal (MICT) Prem Nagar, Lahore and arrived at Wazir Mansion Karachi.

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Dynamar’s 2021 reefer analysis publishes

Annual report now available on the reefer market
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Dynamar’s 11th consecutive report on the reefer market has published. ‘The volatility continues’ according to the team of maritime experts. 

Read more about how you can purchase the report from Dynamar

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Thermo King switches refrigerants

New refrigerants will halve refrigeration's global warming potential

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Thermo King is switching refrigerants to those with a lower global warming potential. The new refrigerants will be fitted as standard on its trucks and trailers. The change is part of the company’s strategic drive towards sustainability. 

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Port disruption threatens Chilean fruit season

Asoex raises concerns about port disruption as season enters busiest time

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Asoex has voiced its concerns that port disruption could impact the Chilean fruit season. COVID-19 infections mean vessels can’t enter port to load and unload. The fruit association is calling for urgent drafting of protocols to deal with COVID-19 cases.

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APM Terminals Aarhus expands reefer capacity

Capacity increased to over 1500 reefer plugs

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Reefer volumes were boosted by 7% at the Danish port in 2021. More than 1500 reefer plugs will now be available. APM Terminals Aarhus handles more than 60% of Danish container volumes.

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Lineage Logistics acquires three Benelux operators

Van Tuyl Logistics, H&S Coldstores and Frigocare acquired

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Lineage Logistics continues its programme of acquisitions. Three Benelux operators – Van Tuyl Logistics, H&S Coldstores and Frigocare have been purchased.

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Why reducing food’s environmental impact is crucial

F&B supply chain leaders must understand the full impact of the climate crisis

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Consumers’ expectations of sustainable food and beverage production and practices are increasing. Food and beverage supply chain leaders must understand the full impact of the climate crisis in order to manage expectations. Reducing food’s environmental impact has never been more important.

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