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Polish parcel deliverer introduces refrigerated fruit produce lockers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-15 Fri 06:16
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Refrigerated lockers where you can collect your fruit and vegetables. This is one of the new concepts developed by the Polish parcel delivery company InPost. They've launched similar pilots in Krakow and Warsaw. With this, the company hopes to gain a further foothold in the online shopping world. These…

Hot-water treatment works against chilling injury symptoms in fresh tomatoes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-13 Wed 13:19
2021-Jan-13 Wed 13:19
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Reducing the negative effects of chilling injury (CI) in tomatoes after harvest is fundamental to ensure good quality and to minimize losses. CI is a postharvest disorder associated with the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the fruit. Therefore, antioxidant accumulation can counteract ROS,…

📺 The benefits of vacuum cooling in mushrooms

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-24 Thu 11:15
2020-Dec-24 Thu 11:15
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In the past few years more and more systems have been installed at mushroom farms using vacuum cooling as a rapid cooling method for mushrooms. Having the correct cooling processes in place is important in the handling of any fresh produce but for mushrooms it can be even more critical. While consumer…

4G data monitors become mainstream in Chinese cold supply chain

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-16 Wed 16:00
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Many regions have abolished 2G networks and switched to 4G networks. The coverage of 4G networks is rapidly expanding and is quickly becoming the mainstream frequency in most countries. Improvements in network coverage and the related development of the Internet of Things (IoT) also raise requirements…

These containers will deliver Covid-19 vaccines across continents and oceans. But they were made to ship something else entirely

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-14 Mon 05:00
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It's one of the biggest logistical challenges in modern history: How will millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses that must be kept at incredibly cold temperatures be quickly shipped across continents and oceans?

"Mobile pre-cool unit provides rapid re-cooling"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-08 Tue 13:30
2020-Dec-08 Tue 13:30
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Rapid re-cooling of fruit and vegetables is becoming increasingly important to buyers, sees Willem van der Does of BG Door International. That includes products from countries, like Africa, where cooling isn't frequently used. He says if soft fruit and vegetables are cooled quickly after harvesting, it…

FF Cooling Solutions touts cooling cells for use on berries

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-04 Wed 14:13
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A patented system that improves cooling through pallets can benefit berry handlers, said Alain Garcia, sales engineer with FF Cooling Solutions.

Garcia said that with the air tightness system, the company’s high efficiency cooling cells can cool berries faster, improve consistency within the pallet, enhance shelf life and reduce energy costs.

“The investment is low: you can begin with just some cells and then increase the number of cells depending on your production,” he said. 

That significantly improves the quality of fruit and reduces fruit waste, Garcia said.

Philippines: Exotic fruits preservation for longer travel

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:25
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For the longest time, exotic fruit grown in the Philippines could not be shipped even to its capital, Manila, because it quickly becomes overripe. For fruits like lanzones and marang there is now a solution which preserves these to reach faraway markets. Even as far away as the US. The new technology to…

Maintain safe food temperatures with T&D data loggers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-26 Mon 09:14
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Ensuring safe temperatures throughout the cold food storage process is a top priority for all food handlers. For compliance with federal food safety regulations, companies need a quality management system to measure, control and document temperatures at all stages of the transportation process. To best…

Carrier Transicold launches autonomous electric refrigeration system

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-19 Mon 12:24
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Carrier Transicold has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing emissions, improving sustainability and increasing efficiency across the refrigerated transport sector with the launch of the first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system, the Vector® eCool™. Carrier Transicold is…

Remote monitoring and control for the data driven cold container chain

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-16 Fri 06:36
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Data is becoming increasingly important in our industry and no more so than now, but how can we collect that data and what do we do with it when we have it? Hanane Becha, Project Lead IoT Program, DCSA Digital Container Shipping Association, said that standards for containers and reefers are no longer…

Rethinking cold chain nodes & modes to market

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-15 Thu 12:49
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On Thursday, the final day of Cool Logistics 2020, the first speaker on the topic 'Rethinking cold chain nodes & modes to market' was a well known face at the conference: Albert Cheung Founder, JC Food Republic, Hong Kong. He spoke about the Japan Reefer on Rail project and the future of rail technology.…

Unavailability of cold storage & inefficiency lead to loss to potato growers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-23 Wed 13:16
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The Indian state of West Bengal is suffering an acute potato crisis due to a lack of availability of cold storage facilities. While the state produces 11.5 million tons of potatoes annually, currently there is a storage capacity of only 7 million tons. To add to the problem, the government controls the…

Data recording devices guarantee high product quality of Panama papaya

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-09 Wed 08:09
2020-Sep-09 Wed 08:09
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Papayas from Panama are well known. Their export volume is growing every year. However, this fruit easily spoils during transportation and storage. One of the main questions in this industry is how the papaya can best be kept fresh during distribution. The Panama papaya exporter Panafruit S.A. recently…

Different refrigeration solutions

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-09 Wed 08:08
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Frigotherm Ferrari has been one of the main points of reference for refrigeration and air conditioning for over 50 years. '70% of our market is in Italy. We have extensive experience in the apple sector, but also provide innovative solutions to other operators as well as to the logistics sector,'…

Reducing claims through improved cold air flow within a reefer container

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:11
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In refrigerated containers the chilled air often short circuits, not keeping the fresh produce at the desired temperature. “Cold air is lazy, it takes the path of least resistance,” explains Barry Hugo, managing director at Dunlash South Africa and Refrigerated Air Flow Technologies (RAFT).  This challenge…

New Zealand company launches a new, cheaper method of removing ethylene from cold stores

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-31 Mon 09:03
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500Foods shared this story from HD.com. New Zealand company Ethylene Free launched a new method of removing ethylene from cold stores this week. According to Roger Cherry who owns the company, this method removes 99% in a single pass and costs less than 50% of existing methods while only needing a standard single phase power point. “Existing…

Reducing claims through improved cold air flow within a reefer container

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-28 Fri 09:24
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In refrigerated containers the chilled air often short circuits, not keeping the fresh produce at the desired temperature. “Cold air is lazy, it takes the path of least resistance,” explains Barry Hugo, managing director at Dunlash South Africa and Refrigerated Air Flow Technologies (RAFT).  This challenge…

Dealing with premature ripening through ethylene control

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:24
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Pittman & Davis, a family-owned company from Texas that's been in business for over 80 years, tackled ethylene and bacteria related issues by investing in Miatech’s Bio-Turbo technology. In 2018, the company installed Bio Turbo at the cold storage in Harlingen, Texas and shortly thereafter observed…

'Icepack use growing in the fruit and vegetable sector, especially for online sales'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:41
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People often send, for example, broccoli from the Netherlands to Spain. Then they scoop a decent amount of ice over its crate. That's to keep the broccoli in optimal condition. That, however, has a drawback. Things become a mess on arrival. There are puddles of water under all the pallets. Hygiene is…

'We will continue to focus on sustainable refrigerated logistics'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-19 Wed 10:25
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For over 40 years ,TBV Kühlfahrzeuge LLC has been an established manufacturer and dealer of refrigerated transport units for the food industry. The main sales area has always been southern Germany, but thanks to an extensive network of national and international partners, the innovative solutions are now…

New technology to protect apple quality in cold storage available this season

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:08
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Hazel Technologies Inc. announced the launch of Hazel® CA, a new technology designed for growers and packers of apples to protect quality in cold storage following harvest. The technology will be available to apple packers this coming season, following positive initial results last season. Fresh apples…

Fresh-key shows the way for innovation in the cold supply chain industry

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-12 Wed 09:37
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The "10th Global Cold Supply Chain Summit" took place in Shanghai on the 6th of August, 2020. The summit was attended by JD Distribution, Carrier, Haier, and Thermo King, as well as distribution associations from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Korea. The participants enthusiastically discussed…

What does the future hold for reefer shipping and the cold chain?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:17
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Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain, the transportation of perishable goods is set to grow in 2020 as plant-based diets become popular, demand for high vitamin products increases and the Chinese meat market picks up. Considering this, refrigerated (reefer) shipping could become one of the…

How do Chinese and Dutch cold supply chains for fruit compare?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-17 Fri 08:14
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The Netherlands is an important distributor of agricultural products and a significant participant in the international fruit and vegetable market. Innovative Dutch technology for post-harvest management and climate control is widely applied in the agricultural industry to keep fruit and vegetables…

Frigga launches new temperature recorder T90

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-16 Thu 08:38
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Last month, Frigga released their ultra low cost, disposable real-time temperature recorder that lasts up to 90 days. So far, this USB thermometer is being well received by customers. This month, Frigga continued to expand their wireless real-time product line and launched a new 3G real-time temperature…

Cold Solutions choose Tatu City for largest cold chain facility in East Africa

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:17
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Cold Solutions, a temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics service provider, announced that it will invest USD 70 million to construct state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled cold storage warehouses in Kenya. Cold Solution's 15,000 sqm flagship facility in Tatu City Special Economic Zone in…

Container cooling solution expands presence in Latin America

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-10 Fri 11:01
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Cooling systems inside shipping containers are vital for keeping produce fresh during their journey across the world but often the cold air isn’t distributed evenly, which can lead to the creation of hot spots inside the containers. Ronald Hagenstein, Otflow® CEO, explains: “These hot spots increase the…

British Columbia cherry packers invest in new grading lines and cold storage

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:57
2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:57
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Back in 2002, Global Fruit was established to support BC cherry growers in marketing their cherries to markets around the world. Since then, the company as well as the growers and packers it represents, have grown exponentially. “This year, Global Fruit is proud to be working with six packing houses and…

Kloosterboer starts construction of Cool Port II

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:39
2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:39
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13 July, Kloosterboer will begin the construction of a new state-of-the-art fully automated multi-customer high-bay cold-storage facility with a storage capacity of 60,000 pallets at City Terminal Rotterdam. The building is expected to be finished by January of 2022. Two years after the realisation of…