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Speakers announced for Cool Logistics Global
Cool Logistics Global

Speakers announced for Cool Logistics Global. This event for the cold chain and perishable cargoes industries takes place 19 – 21 October 2021. 

Our speaker line up:

Diego Barriga, Director Lancaster Logistics and Foodcareplus
Steve Cameron, Principal, Cameron Maritime Resources
Andy Connell, Lead Technical Consultant, A-Bar-C Services
Stefano Di Paolo, President and GM, Great White Fleet Ltd, Chiquita Brands
Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products, Drewry and Director, Drewry Group
Thomas Eskesen, Founder, Eskesen Advisory
JuanAndres Ferrari, Director Perishables Supply Chain, AJC Sourcing
Adam Forste, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Bay Grove Capital, Co-Executive Chairman, Lineage Logistics Holdings
Amit Hasak, CEO, Transship Corp
Michel Looten, Director Maritime, Seabury Cargo
Andrew Lorimar, CEO, Datamar 
Johannes Naninga, CEO and Owner, Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV, Port of Nansha
Hanno Reeser, New Silk Way Logistics, Director, Strategic Development, H.Essers Transport 
Ole Schack-Petersen, Director, Broom Group
Sarah Schlueter, Senior Director Niche Products, Hapag-Lloyd AG
Sebastian Steinmueller, Director Global Reefer Competency Centre, DHL Global Forwarding
David Sussmann, President, Seafoodia & Founder, Pure Ocean Fund
Eelke Westra, Programme Manager Post-Harvest Quality, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Wageningen University
Michael Yarwood, Director Loss Prevention, TT Club

Places are limited for this event. Bookings are now open for our offer price of £199 to 10 September 2021.

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Vaccine development logistics, logistics and security update from Maersk

Hristo Petkov of Maersk provides an update on vaccine development, logistics and security as distribution efforts pick up across the globe

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Hristo Petkov, Global Head of Pharma & Healthcare at Maersk and keynote speaker at our April online seminar, Containing COVID-19: Containerisation’s Role in Global Vaccine Logistics, provides an update on the global vaccine distribution programme. 

With a focus on evolving logistics needs, the outlook for vaccine development and supply chain and cyber security considerations,  secure transportation, storage and delivery of every pharmaceutical shipment is key.

If you missed our April online seminar Containing COVID-19: Containerisation’s Role in Global Vaccine Logistics, you can register to see all sessions on demand here or even listen to our highlights via the Cool Logistics Podcast series here

Source: Maersk

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Keeping reefers clean

The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) has issued a Technical Bulletin (RTB-008) on the cleaning of reefer containers

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Institute of International Container Lessors (IIC) issues a bulletin on the cleaning of reefers, providing guidance on the correct cleaning products to use. Cargoes and chemicals can cause damage and deterioration to the inside of reefer containers and its components. 

Source: World Cargo News

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Shipping lines can’t cope with booming perishables trade

According to shipping consultancy group Drewry, shipping lines are “far from coping” with the seasonal demands of perishables.

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Reefer container freight rates are soaring, but shipping lines still can’t cope with the seasonal demands of perishables, according to shipping consultancy group Drewry.

With a big uptick in seasonal cargo demand together with rising bunker charges,  a weighted average of rates across the top 15 “reefer-intensive” tradelanes jumped 26% in the first quarter, reported Drewry.

Tight container supply is adding to the problem and despite record reefer production levels, container shortages are expected to continue beyond 2021. 

For customers, this presents a very challenging scenario. 

Source: The Loadstar

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Cool Logistics Podcast series launches

Announcing the launch of our new Cool Logistics Podcast series. Your chance to catch up with the best of our online seminars - keynotes, session panels and more.

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The new Cool Logistics Podcast series is now available via Spotify and other leading podcast platforms. 

Our flagship event Cool Logistics Global is now in its 13th year, taking place this year from 19  – 20 October.  But did you know that as well as in-person events, we host online seminars throughout the year with international experts and speakers discussing a wide range of topics from cold supply chain operations and infrastructure, perishables trade and supply chain, coldchain technology, container technology, shipping, transport and much more. 

If you missed our recent events – Cool Logistics Global 2020, October 2020 (a live online three-day event) and Containing COVID-19: Containerisation’s Role in Global Vaccine Logistics, April 2021 (live online one-day seminar), then you can catch up on our keynote sessions and more with our Podcast series. 

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Use pandemic to repair broken UK and EU food system

European food systems must move on from simply feeding people to allowing consumers to nourish themselves sustainably and healthily, according to a new report

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A new report involved assessment of 27 EU countries plus the 4 UK nations and highlighted four key areas of transformation needed to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which is a key component of the Farm to Fork Strategy, part of the European Green Deal,

The Barilla Foundation published the report, with its Head of Research, Dr Marta Antonelli commenting “Food is a powerful lever to improve human and planetary health. The EU is called to take bold action to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable, healthy, inclusive and resilient food system.” 

Source: New Food magazine

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Shrinking salmon sizes threaten world fish trade

Wild salmon under threat by climate change with implications for the global fish trade

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Salmon are shrinking in size and scientists are trying to establish the cause – but the consensus is that climate change is the main culprit.

This change in size could impact global fish trade, as consumers in different markets prefer different sizes when it comes to their salmon: in Japan, a smaller fish is favoured but in Europe, bigger fish are popular, especially due to the popularity of smoked salmon.

Source: Bloomberg

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ONE orders 27,500 reefer containers

Ocean Network Express (ONE) orders more reefer containers in response to growing global demand.

Ocean Network Express (ONE) orders 27,500 reefer containers in order to meet growing global demand. With the reefer market proving to be resilient throughout the pandemic, this order includes 850 boxes equipped with advanced controlled atmosphere technology. 

Source: Seatrade Maritime News

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Hordes of reefer containers on the move by rail again

Since the 1st of April refrigerated transport to China has resumed. It was put on hold over concerns about the transmission of the coronavirus via containers. Chinese rail companies are now fully back on track with the cold chain, to the delight of the European industry.

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In the first three months of 2021, the Chinese government suddenly put a hold on the transport of reefers by rail, largely due to their concerns that COVID-19 could live longer in a cold environment. But now reefers on rail are back transporting a range of goods that require temperature-controlled conditions, including vital pharmaceuticals and frozen food as well as flowers and more. 

The team at RailFreight.com interviewed New Silk Way Logistics to discuss reefer trade by rail between China and Europe.

Source: RailFreight.com

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SeaCube Containers CEO on global shipping and the food supply chain

SeaCube Container's CEO Robert Sapphio talks ocean shipping and the impact of the Suez Canal blockage on the global food supply chain

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Robert Sapphio, CEO of SeaCube Containers discusses ocean shipping and the repurcussions of the Suez Canal blockage on the global food supply chain with Food Logistics magazine. 

Source: Food Logistics

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