Today, on World Refrigeration Day, the Cold Chain Federation has published a new report demonstrating the critical importance of the cold chain to UK food supply, food safety and reducing food waste. The Cold Chain details how the industry is integral to the food chain, from farm to fork. It shows the contribution that cold […]
Three German transport and logistics companies specializing in moving temperature sensitive fresh food products demonstrate how they future proof their fleet economically and sustainably with Thermo King SLXi Hybrid refrigeration technology. In 2019, Bodan GmbH, Brocker Logistik and Jens Thomsen Spedition decided to upgrade their fleet with SLXi Hybrid, the industry’s first true hybrid trailer […]
Shane Brennan, Chief Executive of the Cold Chain Federation says: “With frozen and chilled food products still coming into store at a high rate but demand all but gone for many usual customers such as food service, schools and airlines, cold stores are now starting to fill up. We predict that they will be full […]
Versatility Of Custom-Built Flower Trailers Help Grow Freshlinc’s Chilled Food Distribution Capacity.
Ten Schmitz Cargobull reefers originally specified by FreshLinc to transport air freight flowers have been redeployed to support peak demand for chilled food distribution. The custom-built assets, co-designed by the manufacturer and FreshLinc, incorporate a Hydraroll Trailerloda rollerbed system – ideal for ensuring the quick and safe loading of air cargo containers containing fresh flowers […]
Demand for fresh and frozen food – Over the two weeks pre-lockdown: volumes were well above Christmas levels. This created significant pressure on cold chain staffing and equipment levels, but businesses did an excellent job of adapting and worked flat out to meet the increased demand.– This week, we have already seen the picture changing. […]
Tesco Dot-Com Fleet Gains Operational Flexibility With Thermo King E-200 All-Electric Refrigeration Units.
Tesco, the largest retailer in the United Kingdom (UK) and one of the world’s leading international retailers, expanded its UK delivery fleet adding 52 new vans with inverter driven, full electric E-200 refrigeration units from Thermo King. Tesco wanted to increase the sustainability and flexibility of their dot-com vehicles operating diverse home delivery, rural and […]
New Energy Performance ‘Best Practice’ Guidelines For Cold And Chill Refrigeration Facilities Released.
New research by Dr Andy Pearson of Star Refrigeration reveals that the energy consumption of a modern, well-maintained temperature-controlled storage facility can now be less than 30% of the currently accepted UK’s ‘Best Practice’ Guidelines figures Over the last two decades, various European studies on energy performance, including the UK’s ‘Best Practice’ benchmark identified by […]
Trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams has added a new Carrier Transicold Vector® HE 19 unit to its latest lifting-deck demonstrator trailer, citing the system as the most efficient solution for handling the rigorous demands of double-deck refrigeration. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning […]
Thermo King, the company that invented transport refrigeration and innovated the way the world received fresh food and medicine, presented its 2019 North America Dealer of the Year award to Transport Refrigeration, Inc. at its annual dealer principal meeting in February. Based in De Pere, Wisconsin (Green Bay area), Transport Refrigeration was honored with the […]
A new guide is published today (3 February) to help cold chain businesses keep on top of the specific health and safety challenges posed to employees operating in a cold environment. The Cold Chain Federation’s Keeping People Safe in a Cold Store provides a one-stop-shop overview of the major risks in a typical cold storage […]