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Lineage announces acquisition of Spain’s Grupo Fuentes

Grupo Fuentes is one of Spain’s principal transport and cold-storage logistics providers

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Ahead of Cool Logistics Global 2022 taking place in Barcelona 20-22 September, we bring you news that Lineage Logistics announces its intention to acquire Grupo Fuentes, one of Spain’s principal transport and cold-storage logistics providers, headquartered in Murcia with facilities across the country.

We are delighted to welcome Joost Heere, Commercial Director, Lineage Logistics, as a speaker at Cool Logistics Global 2022. To hear directly from Joost in our session on COOL PORTS & COLD STORES: PERISHABLES HUBS OF THE FUTURE, book your delegate place today and save 15% before 19 August – go to our event page here.

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Don’t miss Cool Logistics Global 2022 – the big reunion for the cold chain industry!

The big reunion conference for the cold chain, perishable cargoes and reefer shipping community

Join us in beautiful Barcelona for the industry event of the year!

Cool Logistics Global conference and exhibition takes place 20-22 September at the World Trade Center Barcelona, hosted by Port of Barcelona. Networking events begin 19 September! 

For the 14th year running, Cool Logistics invites you to join our global community of decision-makers, experts, explorers, innovators and investors with a passion for perfecting perishables logistics and promoting end-to-end excellence in the cold supply chain.

View our extensive agenda here 

Here is what we have in store for our lucky delegates:

September 19 – afternoon – exclusive port tour led by the team at Port of Barcelona, including the chance to visit the Hutchison Ports BEST terminal -the first semi-automated terminal in the Hutchison Ports Group and the most technologically advanced port development project in Spain

September 19 – evening – rooftop icebreaker reception held at 5* Grand Marina Hotel sponsored by Klinge Corporation stunning rooftop terrace for spectacular views over the city and port, cocktails and regional canapes

September 20 – 08.00-18.00 Conference & Networking

September 20 – evening – Networking Reception at the gorgeous Mas de Sant Llei hosted by the Port of Barcelona with drinks, dinner and live band

21 September – 08.00-17.00 Conference & Networking

22 September – 08.00-17.00 Conference & Networking

Go to our event page here

Book your place now and save 15% before 19 August here

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TIVE launches Tive Tag

A cloud enabled multi-trip flexible temperature logging label

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TIVE are gold sponsors of Cool Logistics Global conference and exhibition, 20-22 September at the World Trade Center, Barcelona. Find out more and book your delegate place today here by visiting our event page here

TIVE announces the launch of TIVE Tag a cloud-enabled temperature logger, in the form of a thin, flexible shipping label. This clever high-tech label can be reused trip after trip and has a non-Lithium earth-friendly battery.

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Reefer rail services to support SA citrus

South African citrus exports have suffered due to road haulage problems

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South African citrus exports have suffered, in part due to road haulage difficulties. Now following successful trials, Transnet has launched reefer rail services to transport fruit from cold storage warehouses to Durban’s container terminals.

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Peruvian avocados arrive in the US with huge marketing campaign

2022 is expected to be a record year with plans to export 300 million lbs. of avocados to the US

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Huge marketing push into the US with campaign slogan ‘Eat Healthy, Live and Drive Green’ with an expected import of 300 million lbs of avocados.

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Singapore turns multi-storey car parks into farms

At least a dozen of these rooftop farms have now sprouted up across the South East Asian city state

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The city-state is vulnerable to global supply chain disruption and shocks, and food insecurity is an ‘existential issue’. Finding new ways to produce food are therefore vital.

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Moving wine in containers

Wine requires special attention when moving, particularly in containers

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Like other perishable goods, wine is sensitive to external factors and needs careful transportation, especially in containers.

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Russia’s ability to transport temperature-controlled cargo in danger

Lack of reefer containers impacting seafood industry in particular

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Authorities are trying to avert a crisis by eliminating all customs duties on imported reefers, and pushing for boosted domestic production. 

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Half a tonne of cocaine found in banana shipment

Drugs with street value of £40m found at Thames port on boat en route from Colombia to Netherlands

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Hundreds of huge cocaine slabs were found wedged alongside bananas in cardboard boxes. The NCA said the haul would have had a UK street value of more than £40m once cut and sold.

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M&S to remove ‘best before’ labels from 300 fruit and veg items to cut food waste

Customers will judge whether perishable goods are still fine to eat

Marks and Spencer are removing best before’ labels from 300 fruit and veg items to cut food waste. The change, to be rolled out this week, will leave customers to judge whether goods are still fine to eat.

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