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The Cool Logistics team welcomes Alan Robertson!

Alan Robertson joins the Cool Logistics team
The Cool Logistics team is delighted to welcome Alan Robertson of Webster Robertson Ltd, to the team. Alan’s extensive experience of the container maritime industry, together with reefer business planning and much more will help us shape strategies, plan and build our content programme, foster new industry partnerships and deliver world-class events.
 
Alan is Director and owner of Webster Robertson Ltd, which specialises in consultancy and special services for the container sector of the maritime industry. Alan was previously at CP Ships and P&O Nedlloyd Group. More recently, Alan was Managing Director of Cambridge Refrigeration Technology. A seasoned speaker and moderator at industry events, Alan is well known to the Cool community who we are sure will join us in congratulating him. Welcome to the team, Alan!

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A fresh future – realigning Africa’s perishable logistics

Event report from Perishable Logistics Africa event

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Event report from the Perishable Logistics Africa update, an event that focussed on new markets and opportunities, investments into upgrading cold chain and transport infrastructure for the perishables sector and the importance of adapting data and digitalisation into supply chains
 

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Perishable supply chain ‘normalising’

Perishable cargoes that switched from ocean vessels to air freight are returning to sea transport

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Following a turbulent few years for the perishable supply chain, cargoes that switched to air freight are now returning to ocean transportation. Space demands are returning to pre-pandemic levels on many of the world’s major trades.
 

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Indian shippers feel pinch as perishable exports hit by freight tax

New freight tax is 'unacceptable' and is hitting perishable shippers hard

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A new  additional Goods and Services Tax (GST) became applicable on freight charges from 1 October and is hitting perishable shippers.  Trade groups representing reefer shippers say the freight charges are now unaffordable as a result of the new tax. 
 

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Daikin Reefer on way with reefer monitoring

Company to provide a telematics solution to “gather monitor and analyse data from 3rd party devices"

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Japanese refrigeration technology and reefer machinery OEM Daikin has announced its own telematics solution for remote reefer monitoring is “coming soon.” While there are few details at this stage, Daikin is focusing on data and not the telematics device itself.
 

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How can sustainable food cold chains help feed developing countries?

As food insecurity and global warming rise, governments, international development partners and industry should invest in sustainable food cold chains

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An estimated 14% of all food produced for human consumption becomes unfit to eat before it reaches the consumer. Developing countries could save 144 million tonnes of food annually if they reach the same level of food cold chain infrastructure as developed countries, a new UN report says.

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Valenciaport explores Moroccan ro-ro and reefer traffic routes

Port keen to promote the connection of the Port of Valencia with the whole of northern Morocco

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The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is studying the expansion of its connection routes with northern Morocco.

The port authority recently held meetings with Moroccan shippers and logistics operators on the side lines of the IX Spanish-Moroccan Business Meeting of the Maritime, Transport and Logistics Sector in Tangier.

According to a recent statement, the parties are exploring opportunities to promote maritime traffic between PAV and the African nation – looking in particular at an expansion strategy for Ro-Ro and reefer traffic.

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FoodTech sector gets ready to boom

Conventional methods of feeding humanity aren’t enough - step forward FoodTech

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The world is reaching the point where conventional methods of feeding humanity aren’t enough. Across a wide and deep spectrum, Food Technology (FoodTech) is flexing its power, with new ideas tested and successes growing in number.

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ZIM selects ORBCOMM to manage reefer fleet

ZIM can leverage the interoperability of ORBCOMM’s ReeferConnect

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ZIM has selected ORBCOMM’s fleet management platform for the remote monitoring of its reefer fleet. 

ORBCOMM’s ReeferConnect enables ZIM to gain two-way command and control of their refrigerated containers, providing location, reefer health status, climate control, geofence management, motion detection, and more

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Fresh Del Monte choose Daikin’s ZeSTIA reefer units

Fresh Del Monte choose Daikin's ZeSTIA reefer units

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Fresh Del Monte have chosen Daikin’s ZeSTIA reefer units for its busy trades between Central America and the USA. The order of 2,200 Daikin ZeSTIA reefer machinery units includes 10 that are fitted with its CA (controlled atmosphere) technology.  This is the first order for reefer machinery that Daikin has booked from Fresh Del Monte. 

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