Category Archives: Cool Logistics Global 2022

Refrigeration: Challenges and innovations in the UK cold chain

From energy price hikes to the pressing need to decarbonise the food and drink supply chain, many issues impact the UK cold chain

From energy price hikes to the pressing need to decarbonise the food and drink supply chain, we explore some of the issues impacting the operation and innovations in refrigeration and the UK cold chain.

Cool Logistics Global is delighted to announce that we will welcome Shane Brennan of the UK Cold Chain Federation to Cool Logistics Global conference, 20-22 September 2022. Bookings and info here. 

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UK PM Truss pledges ‘full-fat freeports’ to boost UK economy

Pledges to introduce introduce “full-fat freeports” in bid to boost growth of UK economy

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Top on the agenda is the pledge to introduce what she called “full-fat freeports” in a bid to boost the growth of the UK economy. The Truss campaign said the freeports would see brownfield sites and other locations turned into investment zones. It was part of her promise to reduce regulation and cut Whitehall bureaucracy.

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The other benefit of disposing of ‘best before’ dates on produce

Removing 'best before' dates could save both money and prevent food waste

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It is reported that in the UK alone, food waste is responsible for an estimated 36 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) every year, according to a climate action charity.

The race by supermarkets to remove ‘best before ‘dates could not only help consumers save money, but it could also prevent food waste. 

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Countdown to Cool Logistics Global 2022 – the big reunion for the cold chain industry!

Countdown to 20 September and the cold chain conference of the year!

The cold chain is hot….

Cool Logistics Global conference and exhibition takes place 20-22 September at the World Trade Center Barcelona, hosted by Port of Barcelona. Networking events begin 19 September! 

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View our extensive agenda here 

September 19 – afternoon – exclusive port tour led by the team at Port of Barcelona, including the chance to visit the Hutchison Ports BEST terminal -the first semi-automated terminal in the Hutchison Ports Group and the most technologically advanced port development project in Spain

September 19 – evening – rooftop icebreaker reception held at 5* Grand Marina Hotel sponsored by Klinge Corporation stunning rooftop terrace for spectacular views over the city and port, cocktails and regional canapes

September 20 – 08.00-18.00 Conference & Networking

September 20 – evening – Networking Reception at the gorgeous Mas de Sant Llei hosted by the Port of Barcelona with drinks, dinner and live band

21 September – 08.00-17.00 Conference & Networking

22 September – 08.00-17.00 Conference & Networking

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RSA topfruit sector strikes ground-breaking deal in India

In-transit cold treatment accepted by Indian authorities for South African apples and pears

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In-transit cold treatment accepted by Indian authorities for South African apples and pears.

South African apple and pear growers are celebrating a breakthrough in their supply to India after it agreed to allow in-transit cold treatment for the South African fruit entering the country.

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APAC cold storage investment headed for $5bn a year within decade

Adoption of online grocery shopping and food delivery driving investment

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The wide adoption of online grocery shopping and food delivery could see investment in Asia Pacific’s cold storage market quintuple to between $4 billion and $5 billion a year by 2032, according to JLL.

Meanwhile, demand for cold storage in the region is likely to grow by at least 20 percent annually over the next three years, led by Australia, China and India, the global property consultancy said in a recent report.

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Walmart puts Canada’s biggest multi-temperature reefer on the road

Walmart Canada fleet has put its first 60-foot (18-metre) multi-temperature refrigerated trailer into service

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Walmart Canada fleet has put its first 60-foot (18-metre) multi-temperature refrigerated trailer into service: the first of its kind for Walmart in North America.

The custom-built multi-temp refrigerated trailer allows Walmart to ship freight more efficiently and reduce C02 emissions.

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Chilean sector unites to confront logistics crisis

Key players come together in face of the worsening situation

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Key players in the Chilean fruit sector have come together to confront the current logistics crisis.

Leading companies and organisations from Chile’s export and import sectors want to find solutions to the logistic crisis that has driven up food prices worldwide and severely impacted Chile and its global trade partners.

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MSC AINO loads record number of live reefers

Record 2099 containers with 63 million kilograms of mainly citrus fruit destined for European ports

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The MSC AINO loaded a record number of live reefers during one of South Africa’s busiest citrus export seasons ever.

MSC operations director, Captain Ian Rosario, said it took port workers a total of seven days to load a record 2 099 containers, containing 63 million kilograms of mainly citrus fruit destined for several ports in Europe

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Record profits for grain firms amid food crisis

Suggestions of a windfall tax to restore some balance to food markets and help the poorest

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“Farmers, consumers and food workers are suffering in the face of spiralling food and fuel prices, whereas those sitting in the middle of the food chain – a small number of huge, dominant grain traders – are raking in vast profits”. Will a windfall tax restore balance and help the poorest?

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