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Cool Logistics Global conference returns

Join us 20-22 September in Barcelona for the cold chain industry event of the year

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WE ARE BACK! Our first in-person Cool Logistics Global conference since 2019 returns, 20-22 September at the World Trade Center Barcelona. Our hosts the Port of Barcelona and the Cool Logistics team look forward to welcoming our cool logistics global community. 

Find out more here and take advantage of our early offer and save EURO 200 on your delegate ticket.

Monday 19 September – port tour and icebreaker

Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 September – conference and exhibition

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Visibility challenges of perishable shipping

TIVE Inc. explore the visibility challenges of perishable shipping

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When shipping perishable products, all of the challenges typically associated with retail supply chain management are magnified because perishable products must be shipped in carefully controlled conditions. With damage rates and shipping costs both on the rise, creating an effective loss prevention strategy centered around visibility is more important than ever for companies shipping perishable products. This article explores both the visibility challenges of perishable shipping and the innovative perishable shipping solutions you can use to overcome these challenges.

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Crisis meeting for Chilean fruit producers

Fedefruta met with the government on Friday to discuss new measures to ease the crisis

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With many producers on the brink of bankruptcy, government officials in Chile met with producers.  Chilean fruit producer union Fedefruta has agreed a series of actions with the government in response to the growing crisis facing the sector

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Flowers in transit

Blooms will travel hundreds of miles by road from Nairobi to the coast

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Kenya has become one of the world’s biggest flower exporters thanks to its equatorial location, high altitudes and relatively cheap labour, it competes for dominance in the market with Colombia and Ecuador.

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Scientists develop antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap designed to replace plastic

Rutgers scientist has developed a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods to prevent transportation damage

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Aiming to produce environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers, a Rutgers scientist has developed a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods, guarding against pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms and transportation damage.

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Is cold storage still a hot asset type?

Is cold storage still a hot asset and good investment?

The dynamics in the cold storage sector are complicated, but the outlook remains strong, according to Wealth Management magazine. This latest report summarises the market outlook and demand.

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for portable vaccine fridge awarded to Kenyan

Portable, solar-powered fridge solution to store and transport medicines wins the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Norah Magero has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2022 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with Vaccibox, a small, mobile, solar-powered fridge that safely stores and transports medicines like vaccines, for use in field vaccinations and remote clinics. Magero is the first Kenyan to win the award in its eight-year history, and the second woman

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Seatrade orders four new container ships with high reefer capacity

four new container ships with high reefer capacity from China’s Huanghai Shipyard

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Antwerp-based specialist reefer owner, Seatrade, has ordered four new container ships with high reefer capacity at China’s Huanghai Shipyard for delivery from October 2023

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Yilport goes live with Reefer Runner

Successful launch of reefer monitoring operations at Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador
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IDENTEC SOLUTIONS and Yilport Holding announced the successful launch of reefer monitoring operations at Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador. It will be the first terminal of the Turkish Port Operator to implement the Reefer Runner monitoring system. The plug & play installation allows the terminal to continue its fast expansion into the most important container port on Latin America’s Pacific coast.

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New Vado Express Service between Asia and Northern Italy

New Vado Express feeder service to connect Port Said East and Vado Gateway, at the Port of Genoa

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The new Vado Express feeder service will connect Port Said East, located on the Suez Canal where it meets the Mediterranean Sea, and Vado Gateway, at the Port of Genoa, one of the most significant and busiest ports in Italy. The new service will reduce transit times and alleviate congestion while offering higher flexibility in current challenging times.

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