Editor's Welcome - June 2021
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With so much happening in the cold chain and perishable cargoes market, we’ve selected the stories that really caught our eye this month that you might have missed.
Problems in the perishable cargo supply chain continue: lack of reefer containers or containers in the wrong place and sadly, perishables left to rot due to insufficient lorry drivers make this a challenging time for exporters. And now the ongoing crisis at the Port of Yantian will impact reefer trade for months with bigger implications than the recent Suez Canal blockage.
Changes taking place in the market include consolidation and acquisition, as leading logistics companies look to expand their market footprint. And with decarbonisation and sustainability high on the ‘to do’ list for food producers, exporters and carriers, the cold chain market has never been so ‘hot’ as it is now.
As well as preparing for Cool Logistics Middle East, we are pleased to announce speakers for our flagship annual conference and exhibition, Cool Logistics Global, 19 – 20 October 2021. Register your interest here and we will keep you updated.
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Industry news stories we're talking about this month
CMA has implemented PCS charges on reefer containers as the crisis at Port of Yantian continues. All major carriers have now issued advisories that inbound
New open standard and Unified Data Model for some reefer container monitoring data
A lorry driver shortage is driving high prices and leaving food to rot
Significant investment by USDA of $4billion to strengthen food supply chain
Changes to the IMO CII index could impact reefer shipping ‘disproportionately’
With the UAE aiming to become the most food-secure nation by 2051, New Zealand is accelerating efforts to bring its world-leading AgTech solutions to the region.
Scientists at Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo developed a new method to reduce food waste by recycling discarded fruit and vegetable scraps into robust construction materials.
UN reports that global food costs have risen at the fastest rate in a decade
Automation and sanitization are influencing case packing in the cold chain as well as the need to drive down costs
Major new project at Nottingham University in the UK is developing dual-use energy storage technology
Worldwide coldchain logistics unit established by UPS
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