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ORBCOMM launches next-gen IoT solution for refrigerated container operations

New IoT solution leverages enhanced functionality and analytics for real-time visibility and control of reefer containers

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Earlier in 2022, ORBCOMM announced the launch of a next-generation IoT solution for data-driven refrigerated container operations. The new solution leverages enhanced functionality and analytics for real-time visibility for reefer container operations.

ORBCOMM are a Bronze sponsor at CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event, 21-22 June 2022 at the Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam.

Al Tama, ORBCOMM’s VP & General Manager Container Solutions will be speaking at CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event.  Join Al on Day 2 of the conference in the session on Reefer Container Technology and Operations. Still not booked your place? Go to this link here and join us in Rotterdam!

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Airlines approve Envirotainer’s new Releye RAP container for use

Major air carriers now accept the new temperature-controlled container

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Major air carriers including Cathy Pacific, Singapore Airliness, Swiss and more have now approved Envirotainer’s new Releye RAP container for use. This temperature-controlled five-pallet container is the largest of the new generation of Releye containers. It meets the requirements for pharmaceutical air freight and includes live monitoring.

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Ukraine crisis could ease reefer capacity shortages

Closure of Russia and Ukraine to imports will free up around 4.5% of capacity
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The war in Ukraine and the closure of Russia and Ukraine could free up around 4.5% of reefer capacity, reports Lloyd’s List. Carrier services to the two countries have more or less closed down, which means reefer cargoes are also not being imported. 

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Reefer capacity remains tight: How to optimize available trailers

Private reefer fleets and asset-based carriers must optimize the capacity they have

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As reefer capacity remains tight worldwide, private reefer fleets and asset-based carriers must optimize the capacity they have to assist.  The team at FreightWaves discusses further in this interesting article

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New IoT based cold chain solution for India’s fruit distribution

Superplum, an Indian-based startup near New Delhi, has developed the Fresherator

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Superplum is a start-up based near new Delhi that has developed the Fresherator. This container can attach itself to any 24ft (8m) truck and has the ability to transport 4-7 tonnes of fruit from the farm and keep it fresh up to four weeks at a time. This development could offer an effective cold chain storage and transport solution for India’s fresh fruit market.

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Maersk arm to launch new Houston cold chain facility

New cold storage facility in Houston designed to serve imports and exports.

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Maersk’s new cold storage facility in Houston is designed to serve imports and exports. The facility will open in August 2022 and will offer access to the city’s major ports. 

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Port of Antwerp hits 1 million reefer containers for second year in a row

Port of Antwerp's cold chain segment continues to grow

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Port of Antwerp hits 1 million containers for the second year in a row as its cold chain segment continues to grow.

The port achieved a 2.7% growth in reefer containers handled in 2021 over 2020, due to a 6% increase in export volumes. 

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CMA CGM launches SMART reefer container

New SMART reefer container offers unique traceability

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CMA CGM’s new SMART reefer container offers unique traceability for refrigerated goods, including the position and status of shippers’ goods to ensure they travel in optimal conditions.

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Tesco pilots plant-based technology

Plant-based technology could extend fruit's shelf life

Tesco is piloting a new plant-based technology that could extend fruit’s shelf life.  Apeel is a protective solution made from the same materials that are found in peels, skins and seeds.

This packaging seals the moisture in and keeps oxygen out to preserve products’ freshness. This can decelerate spoilage rates and keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer.

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Supply chain visibility is critical

Supply chain visibility is critical as the UK is now outside of the EU

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Supply chain visibility is critical. The UK in particular faces many challenges as it outside of the EU. Investment into supply chain ‘tech’ is now increasing globally to help mitigate supply chain risks but has yet to reach its full potential. 

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