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Reefer rates defy global spot trends on North Europe to Far East trades

Rates for equivalent reefers are bucking the trend
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While spot rates for ‘dry standard’ FEUs are declining on the world’s key global trading corridors, the rates for equivalent reefers are bucking the trend on the North Europe to Far East route.

According to the latest market intelligence from Xeneta, which crowd sources real-time ocean freight rate data from leading shippers, the average 40’ HC reefer spot rate stood at a mighty USD 5 230 for the trade on 23 August, compared to dry standard FEUs at USD 980. At this point two years ago, September 2020, the reefer spot rate was USD 4 000.

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International Institute of Container Lessors issues technical alert on damage to reefer interior panels

Concern that disinfection measures could be damaging interior panels

One of the key measures in China’s zero-COVID strategy is the widespread application of disinfectants to surfaces that are suspected to have been exposed to COVID-19, and as a preventative measure on packaging and objects being imported into the country. This includes reefer containers. 

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How technology is transforming the cold chain

The benefit of the cold chain does not stop at food alone

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Technology is transforming cold chain logistics into an intelligent and efficient machine and the benefit of the cold chain does not stop at food alone. It is fundamental to delivering life-saving drugs that require refrigeration. The cold chain is under investment by governments, companies and technological innovators.

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UNICEF donates 30 refrigerated vans to Ukraine for vaccine distribution

The provided refrigerated vans are the next stage in upgrading Ukraine's cold chain

The donated refrigerated vans will help upgrade Ukraine’s cold chain and ensure vaccines can be delivered despite the current challenges brought on by the invasion by Russia. The first 10 vehicles were handed over by Unicef executive director Catherine M Russell during an official visit.

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Cold chain investments vital for essential medicine delivery

Interesting view from Ghana on cold chain pharma investment and requirements

Refrigeration is crucial to protect the potency of many vaccines, including those against COVID-19. From global transport through local delivery, a comprehensive cold chain system is critical to maintaining the 2°C to 8°C temperature range these vaccines require.

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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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