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Latest News19th April 2024

Brexit border checks delayed again

London, UK: The government has bowed to industry pressure and is delaying the implementation of new border controls set to start at the end of the month, according to the Financial Times. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said that “challenges” within its systems for registering imports of food and animal products could …

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Latest News18th April 2024

Lineage – largest cold chain company in Europe and worldwide

Arlington, Virginia, USA: Lineage has ranked number one on Global Cold Chain Alliance’s lists of the largest European and worldwide refrigeration and logistics providers. NewCold comes in at number two on the European list with Constellation Cold Logistics and Magnavale at number five. On the worldwide list, NewCold is number four while Constellation is number …

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Latest News18th April 2024

Thermo King and Mercedes-Benz demonstrate electicrification to Ireland

Dublin, Ireland: Mercedes-Benz and Thermo King are demonstrating “future-ready transport” to Ireland’s food retailers during a nationwide roadshow. An electric E-Actros chassis with Thermo King V-1000 refrigeration and E-Coolpac battery are being shown in a roadshow across Ireland. This collaboration has addressed the specific requirements of modern retail fleets and provided leading food retailers with …

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Latest News18th April 2024

Fleet decarbonisation demonstration

London, UK: Webfleet is hosting a live event to “help businesses navigate the path to sustainability”. The conference takes place at Bridgestone head office in Royal Leamington Spa, on 3 June from 12.30pm to 4.00pm. It “will act as a catalyst for change, offering insights, connections and tools to help businesses navigate the path to …

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Latest News18th April 2024

Trade deals with Australia and New Zealand boost JS Davidson’s business

Peterborough, UK: JS Davidson (formerly Chiltern Cold Storage) has won new contracts since the free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand came into effect at the end of May last year. Managing director John Davidson said the company had negotiated contracts with a number of suppliers importing chilled meats from Australia and New Zealand. …

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Latest News18th April 2024

Noatum Logistics takes UAE’s largest mobile cold store racking system

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Noatum Logistics Middle East is using SSI Schaefer’s mobile pallet racks to almost double its storage capacity. It is the largest mobile racking system for deep-freeze cold rooms in the UAE. As well as boosting cooling efficiency and storage density, the system also improved warehouse safety. The latest installation uses Interlock 600 VNA …

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T Quality takes another 26 bespoke trucks from Fraikin

Birmingham, UK: Food wholesaler T Quality has taken delivery of the first of 26 new rigids on a seven-year contract from Fraikin. All the trucks have a bespoke-built split-load body design that the two companies developed together in 2021. The split-load body has now been rolled out to the twenty two 15-tonner and four 18-tonners …

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Action needed to transform the cold chain

Swords, Ireland: More action is needed and more collaboration is needed if technologies that reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency are to be adopted says Trane Technologies, owner of Thermo King. “Our industry can make a significant impact on global greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the areas of heating and cooling and food loss,” said Claudio …

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Cold chain industry call to action

Brussels, Belgium: European cold chain trade associations are calling for the industry to speak with a united voice before this year’s European Parliamentary elections.   “It is vital that the voice of the cold chain is heard and included in decision-making across a range of vital issues that face the future of the European Union”, …

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Latest News16th April 2024

Singapore: Ninja Van launches cold-chain delivery

Singapore: Courier and logistics company provider Ninja Van has launched a cold chain delivery service. Ninja Cold is part of its expansion plans beyond e-commerce. Ray Chou, country head, Ninja Van Singapore, said: “The implementation of a cold chain logistics system grants us access to the food and pharmaceutical industries, which were previously out of …

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Viewpoint16th April 2024

Has the red diesel phase-out served its purpose?

Until recently red diesel accounted for 15% of all diesel used in the UK. Has the red diesel phase-out served its purpose, asks Marshall Fleet Solutions? Cambridge, UK: In April 2022 the UK government enacted restrictions on red diesel, aiming to reduce usage of the discounted but environmentally harmful fuel. Prior to the reform, a …

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Latest News12th April 2024

Dachser expands food logistics operations in Germany and Austria

Kempten, Germany: Dachser is expanding its food logistics operations with the acquisition of Brummer Logistik in Germany and Brummer Logistic Solutions in Austria. Brummer Group, which made a turnover of €128m last year, has a refrigerated and frozen site in Bavaria, as well as storage in Austria. In a joint statement, managing directors Hans Brummer …

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