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How can sustainable food cold chains help feed developing countries?

As food insecurity and global warming rise, governments, international development partners and industry should invest in sustainable food cold chains

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An estimated 14% of all food produced for human consumption becomes unfit to eat before it reaches the consumer. Developing countries could save 144 million tonnes of food annually if they reach the same level of food cold chain infrastructure as developed countries, a new UN report says.

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Advances in African cold chain capability

New collaboration to create cold chain centre in Rwanda to advance African cold chain

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The African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain (ACES) is working with Carrier, a major global cold-chain provider, to advance cooling development and training in Africa.

Carrier will collaborate in the development of the ACES cold-chain centre in Kigali, Rwanda – providing capacity building for farmers and refrigeration technicians, skills development for students and supply chain professionals, and demonstration of best-in-class sustainable cooling technology.

The University of Birmingham plays a key role in ACES.

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Cold chain tracking solutions on rapid growth path

The number of active tracking devices deployed for refrigerated cargo and cargo carrying units reached 4.1 million worldwide in 2021

Significant and rapid growth in the number of global devices tracking refrigerated cargo and cargo carrying units including trailers, intermodal containers, rail freight wagons, air cargo containers, cargo boxes and pallets.

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TIVE launches Tive Tag

A cloud enabled multi-trip flexible temperature logging label

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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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Japanese companies developing wine temperature and humidity monitoring service

Development of a temperature and humidity control service using sensor tags

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Innolux Japan Co Ltd, ENJI Corporation, Cold storage Japan, Inc and NGK Insulators Ltd have started development of a temperature and humidity control service using sensor tags to visualize the environment while transporting and storing wine

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Tesco and Marshall Fleet Solutions initiative puts 100% solar powered refrigerated units on the road

The first 100% solar powered trailers fitted with the Titan system from Marshall are now on the road

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Joint initiative between two Cold Chain Federation members Tesco and Marshall Fleet Solutions puts 100% solar powered refrigerated units on the road, reports the UK’s Cold Chain Federation. The first trailers are already on the road and servicing Tesco’s distribution centres.

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Tesco pilots plant-based technology

Plant-based technology could extend fruit's shelf life

Tesco is piloting a new plant-based technology that could extend fruit’s shelf life.  Apeel is a protective solution made from the same materials that are found in peels, skins and seeds.

This packaging seals the moisture in and keeps oxygen out to preserve products’ freshness. This can decelerate spoilage rates and keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer.

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Thermo King switches refrigerants

New refrigerants will halve refrigeration's global warming potential

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Thermo King is switching refrigerants to those with a lower global warming potential. The new refrigerants will be fitted as standard on its trucks and trailers. The change is part of the company’s strategic drive towards sustainability. 

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Carrier helps transition telematics to new technology

Carrier helps transition telematics to new technology

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Carrier is introducing a program to help fleets upgrade telematics technology on their refrigerated trucks and trailers.

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Emissions

The plan for emission-free truck refrigeration

New report from UK's Cold Chain Federation issued on industry response to UK's NetZero by 2050 target
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The UK government’s Net Zero by 2050 target is challenging.  The Cold Chain Federation has published a new report to outline its response to the challenge of emission-free truck refrigeration. 

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