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Latest News12th April 2024

CSafe innovations at LogiPharma

Lyon, France: CSafe is launching three new systems at LogiPharma 2024, 16-18 April 18 in Lyon, France. CSafe’s Multi-Use Dewars, the first in the CGT Cryo Series, are designed to serve the quickly growing cell and gene therapy market. These cryogenic, reusable dewars maintain the coldest temperature range of any dewar available on the market, -150°C or …

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Latest News12th April 2024

Revolutionising the cold chain

London, UK: A frozen foods transformation is quietly taking shape, says Morten Johansen, chief operating officer, DP World Americas. “For nearly a century, the cold chain industry, responsible for transporting perishable goods around the globe, has rigorously adhered to a freezing standard of minus 18 C, or just below 0 F. This practice, employed across …

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Latest News12th April 2024

US: $73m cold store site for Port of Gulfport

Gulfport, Mississippi, USA: A subsidiary of Core X Partners is investing $73m to establish a Mississippi cold storage site at the Port of Gulfport in a venture to revitalise the Gulf Coast cold supply chain. “The collaboration between the Mississippi Development Authority, Core X and Port of Gulfport underscores the state’s commitment to fostering growth, …

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UK cold chain set to grow to £17bn by 2029

Dublin, Ireland: The United Kingdom’s cold chain logistics market is set to grow 8.16% by 2029 according to a new report by Research and Markets. The report, United Kingdom Cold Chain Logistics – Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 – 2029 says that fresh food, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce are expected to …

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Tesco saves 4GWh of energy with better control of cold stores

Glasgow, UK: Tesco achieved an average 10% energy saving at eight distribution centres between January 2022 and September 2023 by better managing the operation and maintenance of refrigeration and heating equipment at its sites. Monitoring and data management by Star Refrigeration’s Ethos service and StarCare maintenance were the key to success. Star Data Analytics Ethos, …

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Postpone border target operating model to prevent food inflation

 Reading, UK: Full implementation of the new Border Target Operating Model at the end of the month will increase food prices and reduce consumer choice, warns the Cold Chain Federation. It is urging Defra to postpone implementation until October and use the delay to address serious issues in consultation with the food logistics industry. The Cold Chain …

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Latest News11th April 2024

Tesco builds robotic fresh food distribution centre

Aylesford, Kent: Tesco expects a new fresh food distribution centre in Kent, incorporating robotic automation technology, to contribute to its plans for £500m in efficiency savings. Tesco highlighted the distribution centre when releasing its financial results for the year to 24 February. Pre-tax profit jumped to £2.3bn– the highest in more than a decade. Sales …

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Latest News11th April 2024

Doyin Adeleye is new sustainability manager at Oakland

Redditch, UK: Doyin Adeleye is the new sustainability manager at Oaklnd International. He will work for all the Oakland businesses to boost the sustainability agenda and help attain climate and environmental, social and governance goals. Adeleye has worked for Mouchel, Balfour Beatty, Ofgem, the Environment Agency, University of Wolverhampton, Greater London Authority, Energise and most recently …

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Viewpoint10th April 2024

Big role for big data in the warehouse

Five examples of how big data can be used in warehouse management software to offer new insights and innovation giving competitive advantage, says Principal Logistics Technologies Dublin, Ireland: Big data offers potential benefits for warehouse operators through the analysis of information available from their warehouse management software (WMS). This is one of the five key trends …

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Magnavale Easton completion nears

Easton, UK: Magnavale’s Easton warehouse is set to open later this year. The warehouse has 101,000 pallet positions and multiple floors dedicated to contract packing. “In recent weeks, we have watched the development come together piece by piece, with the installation of refrigeration pipework, cladding, roofing, and the installation of the refrigeration plant. “These milestones …

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Latest News8th April 2024

UPS Healthcare expands cold chain services in Italy

Somaglia, Italy: UPS Healthcare is investing €55m on two facilities in Italy – adding 100,000sq metres of warehouse space in Passo Corese near Rome and Somaglia in Lodi. The Somaglia hub can offer critical temperature-controlled environments from as low as -20°C, serving Italy’s growing pharmaceutical market. Both sites have heating and cooling systems powered by …

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Round table discusses how rising wage costs will affect logistics sector

Northampton, UK: A round table chaired by the UK Warehousing Association chief executive Clare Bottle discussed how this month’s increases to the minimum and living wage will affect the logistics sector. The issue of wage increases was one of the hottest topics debated at the logistics round table, held in Northampton. The national living wage …

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