Category Archives: Cool News and Views August 2022

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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Food packaging market to be worth USD 478.18 bln by 2028

Growing demand for packaged products due to the shift in evolving lifestyles and eating habits

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Changes in lifestyle and consumer behaviour are driving demand in packaged food products. The global food packaging market size is slated to rise from USD 338.34 billion in 2021 to USD 478.18 billion by 2028

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Making Food Supply Smarter

Data benefits from factory and supply chain transformations can reduce global food security risks

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Manufacturers that get smarter about data benefits from factory and supply chain transformations are set to reduce growing risks around global food security. The Ukraine-Russia conflict, while a tragedy, represents yet more disruption to global supply chains, bringing food security fears to the fore once more – the region being a major source of critical commodities including wheat and fertilisers.

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What’s shipped fresh arrives fresh – EverFRESH® from Carrier

Carrier Transicold’s EverFRESH® active controlled atmosphere (CA) system for refrigerated containers now offers a new carbon dioxide (CO2) injection option

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Carrier Transicold’s EverFRESH® active controlled atmosphere (CA) system for refrigerated containers now offers a new carbon dioxide (CO2 ) injection option to better preserve the full range of perishable cargo, including low-respiring cargo.

The new option allows the container to be pre-charged with CO2 at the start of a voyage and automatically adds more as needed over the course of the trip.


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