Category Archives: CoolTech – a Cool Logistics Event

Rotterdam Food Hub continues to take shape

Take a virtual tour of the Rotterdam Food Hub

If you’re coming to CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event – then you may be one of the lucky few who secured a place on our exclusive tour of the Rotterdam Food Hub. Rotterdam is Western Europe’s largest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery products. The new Food Hub is a 60 hectare industrial site that is under development.

CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event – takes place 21-22 June at the Hilton Hotel Rotterdam, and you can book your place and join us quickly and easily using this link here 

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Etihad Airlines to develop custom passive temperature-controlled containers for pharma logistics

Custom solution for air transportation of life-saving drugs, vaccines and high-value pharmaceuticals

Etihad Cargo becomes the first airline globally to collaborate with a partner in the development and launch of units specifically tailored to air transportation. The company will replace legacy active cold chain air transportation containers with aviation-specific units that consume less energy.  The custom solution will create passive temperature-controlled containers that can maintain temperatures between -80 and +25 degrees Celsius for up to five days without requiring an external power source – thereby reducing carbon emissions

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Produce coatings could help minimise plastic packaging

Plastic-free options for perishable produce popular again

Some countries such as France and Spain are leading the way in banning plastic packaging for supermarket perishables. During the pandemic, shoppers wanted the safety of plastic-wrapped produce. Now the trend is towards alternatives including produce coating and the technology that allows this. Interesting update from HortiDaily on plastic coating for perishable produce. 

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War in Ukraine increases pressure on European pork market

Next few years could be challenging for the market

War in Ukraine is adding more pressure to an already-under-pressure European pork market. Feed prices are increasing significantly, so farm margins are squeezed. Many farms won’t break even this season at expected prices. Consumer behaviour is changing as inflation hits the Eurozone so shoppers are choosing alternatives such as chicken as pork prices remain high.

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Ketchup at risk from climate change

Could the popular sauce no longer be a staple condiment?

Climate change threatens to halve the tomato’s global harvest this century, according to a new study.  Ketchup is made from so-called processing tomatoes, which are predominantly cultivated in California, Italy and China, all of which are at risk from global warming.

Could this popular table condiment now be at risk?

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Carrier technology can halve fleet carbon emissions

UK customer shares the results of a multi-year refrigerant performance evaluation

Carrier are Bronze Sponsor at CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event, 21-22 June at the Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam. Find out more and book here!

A customer in the UK has shared the results of a multi-year refrigerant performance evaluation on its truck and trailer refrigeration systems, showing that a combination of R-452A refrigerant and Carrier’s all-electric E-Drive technology delivered close to a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from its unit.

Hear from Alan Peart,  Sales Manager, Global Container Refrigeration on Day one of CoolTech in our session on Cold chain visibility, connectivity and traceability, foundation for change (GPS)

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Produce packaging ripe for innovation

Produce companies are finding ways to maintain or improve shelf life while contributing to a circular economy

Interesting piece on how fruit and vegetable producers are investigating alternatives to their existing plastic packaging formats. In turn, this is driving a conversation asking whether plastic alternatives are actually more sustainable for fruits and vegetable packaging.

Sustainability will be high on the agenda at CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event, 21-22 June at the Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam. Find out more and book here!

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Foodcareplus, TrakAssure, Dockflow and Port of Antwerp collaborate

Europe’s first end-to-end LoRaWAN based cargo temperature monitoring service

We are proud to be welcoming Don Miller of TrakAssure, Steve Alaerts of Foodcareplus and Michiel Valee of Dockflow as speakers at CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event, our two day conference in Rotterdam, on 21-22 June being held at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam.  Find out more and book here!

Recently, TrakAssure, Foodcareplus and Dockflow collaborated with the Port of Antwerp on Europe’s first end-to-end LoRaWAN based cargo temperature monitoring service.

Don, Steve and Michiel will be speaking on Day one of our conference in our session on Digitalisation, Data & Smart Reefer Container Operations –
Technology, Standards & Adoption – where they will discuss this  temperature monitoring solution, how it came about and what problems it solves for FC+ and the industry at large.

Read more from Foodcareplus here 

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Nexxiot delivers unprecedented supply chain visibility with new cargo monitor

Nexxiot’s next generation IoT device delivers global visibility in a rugged, cost-effective, and easy-to-deploy package

We are pleased to welcome Nexxiot as Bronze sponsor at CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event, 21-22 June at the Hilton Hotel Rotterdam. This event will offer lively and open debate about future technology trends in cold supply chain logistics.  Find out more and book here!

Matilda Bouchet, Managing Director, Head of Cargo Monitoring, will be speaking on Day 2 of our conference in our session From Data to Disruption: Real-Time Cargo Monitoring with TradeTech.

Read more about Nexxiot’s Cargo Monitor, a revolutionary sensor device which delivers unbeatable connectivity and data performance in a compact, easy-to-use design here 

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Countdown to CoolTech from Cool Logistics – why is this event important?

CoolTech from Cool Logistics - why is this event important?

Perishable supply chain experts will share insight into the latest technological innovations and the advancing roles of digitalisation, data, automation and sustainability over two days at CoolTech from 21-22 June in Rotterdam. You can book your place quickly and easily here.

Matthijs Van Doorn, Vice President Commercial from the Port of Rotterdam Authority will set the scene on Day One of CoolTech, handing the floor over to industry experts such as Emerson, Carrier, Klinge, Tive, Nexxiot and Sun Intermodal.   Over the two-days, our speakers will navigate attendees through the advances of technology in the cold supply chain, exploring how the latest technological innovations and the advancing roles of digitalisation, data, automation and sustainability can aid business. View our full agenda here!

“Globally we have all been affected by events in the past few years such as port congestion, pandemics, extreme weather, and the impact of conflict, to name but a few, which have challenged supply chain models as we know them.  Adaptation is vital with data, digitalisation and sustainability playing an increasingly important role in business.” states CoolTech Programme Director, Rhona Greenhill.

Our exciting conference programme covers:

  • Cool Investments: Where the money comes from, and for what!
  • Predicting banana quality with machine learning models
  • Practical implementation of data standards guidelines issued by DCSA and COA 
  • Innovative and ultra-reliable supply chain solutions for critical chemicals, essential foodstuffs, and life-changing medicines
  • The value generated by real-time monitoring of goods (pharmaceutical, perishable, fragile)
  • How technology can reduce waste and ensure greater safety
  • Regenerative Finance (ReFi): Export Agricultural Market Restructure with Technology and Finance
  • Digital twins for the cool chain
  • Optimization of export conditions

In collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, we will host an exclusive Port Tour for a limited number of attendees on 20 June, visiting the Reefer Logistics Container Terminal and the Rotterdam Food Hub featuring the new-built carbon-neutral factory of Innocent Drinks.   Don’t miss this chance to visit Western Europe’s largest port for perishable produce!

Book your place today and we will see you in Rotterdam!

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