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CoolTech – a Cool Logistics event – shaping the future of cold supply chain logistics

Join us for lively and open debate on future technology trends in cold supply chain logistics

On behalf of the speakers at CoolTech and the Cool Logistics team, we invite you to join us at what promises to be a lively and open debate about future technology trends in cold supply chain logistics. Such technology can help solve problems and benefit your business!

The role of technology in the cold supply chain is flourishing and is crucial to the success of cold supply chain businesses.

CoolTech will help you evaluate the advances of technology. You’ll hear from innovators and developers and explore the latest technological innovations. And discuss the advancing roles of digitalisation, data, automation and sustainability.

With an outstanding list of industry-expert speakers, this is the future technology event you do not want to miss. Book your place today quickly and easily using this link here 

We will see you in Rotterdam!

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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.

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26 perishable logistics experts lined-up to speak at CoolTech- a Cool Logistics event

Fresh Plaza report on the experts lined-up to explore the latest advances in cold supply chain technology at our event

The CoolTech22 programme boasts 26 perishable supply chain speakers spanning our two day conference in Rotterdam, on 21-22 June, with recent additions further strengthening the importance of the conference being held at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam.  Find out more and book here!

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