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Maersk to open integrated cold chain facility in New Zealand

New 45,000 sqm cold chain facility integrates state-of-the-art cold store with the depot and intermodal connections

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Maersk continues to integrate end-to-end cold chains with the announcement of a new 45,000 sqm cold chain facility in the Waikato District, the fourth largest region in New Zealand.

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Tianjin port fully automates new cold chain logistics warehouse

Moving robots create a smart, unmanned cold chain warehouse

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Moving robots have created a smart, unmanned cold chain warehouse at the Port of Tianjin. The port has reported impressive improvements including 35% in storage, 42% in handling efficiency and 99% in handling accuracy.

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Changes to UK Government red diesel regulations to hit cold chain

UK hauliers transporting chilled and frozen products will have to pay more

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Changes to UK Government red diesel regulations to hit the cold chain. “The changes to Government red diesel regulations mean hauliers transporting chilled and frozen products will have to pay more than double to power the tens of thousands of fridges that manufacturers, retailers and consumers rely on to keep food safe and prevent waste across the supply chain” according to the UK Cold Chain Federation.

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Cold Chain Federation give evidence to government committee on industry challenges
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The Cold Chain Federation called for government action to ease current pressures and promote future resilience of food supply chains when chief executive Shane Brennan gave evidence to an influential Committee of MPs.

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Cold chain – top opportunity for 3PL industry

3PL industry eyes expansion opportunities in cold chain sector
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A major new study into the cold chain has been released. Interviews with 3PL providers reveal their plans to expand their cold chain capabilities and service offerings. Consumer demand for fresh produce, population growth and a much wider variety of perishables are just three factors driving the demand for increased cold storage. 

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Largest ever Eiger door

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Union Industries of Yorkshire has made its largest ever rapid roll freezer door as part of a multi-door project for a distribution centre on the south coast.

It supplied six of its Eiger Doors to Uniserve’s new 750,000 square foot ambient and freezer distribution centre less than a quarter of a mile from the Port of Felixstowe.

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UK coldchain logistics market to grow 23% by 2026

UK cold chain logistics market set to grow 23.6% by 2026
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The UK cold chain logistics market will grow 23% by 2026 according to a new report. The market will be worth $24.37bn in 2026.  Allied Market Research undertook the report and noted the rise in online shopping. This has resulted in the need for increased cold store capacity.

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The future cold chain workforce – new approach needed

New approach needed to attract skilled future cold chain workforce
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The Cold Chain Federation has called for a new approach to recruit the workforce of tomorrow.  The UK cold chain market has lots of current challenges. A lack of labour has placed the perishables supply chain under huge pressure. Lockdown restrictions are only just easing. Recovery is now needed in the market and so are new long-term skills.

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Kloosterboer acquires Columbus Spedition

Kloosterboer acquires Columbus Spedition to expand its logistics network.

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Klooesterboer operates the largest public cold store facility in the German port of Bremerhaven. The acquisiton of Columbus Spedition will expand its logistics network. Klooesterboer will now be able to offer its customers multimodal freight forwarding, organizing backhaul and customs documentation.

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UPS establishes worldwide coldchain logistics unit

Worldwide coldchain logistics unit established by UPS

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Logistics giant UPS has consolidated its global cold chain operations into a single global operation. The move will expand double its worldwide freezer capacity to 1m square feet. 

UPS Cold Chain Solutions will also look to partner with airlines with proven pharmaceutical delivery capabilities. The new operation will also use more LCL container ocean services to move more specialized containers that might usually require urgent air freight services.

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