Cool Cargoes

Cool Cargoes

Read in-depth news and data on refrigerated cargoes and agriculture exports and imports.

Commentary

Two economists at Northwestern University debate whether all of the great ideas have already been invented, this after a June dedication of a statue of inventor Charles F. Kettering in Loudonville, Ohio. Well, people are still intelligent and imaginative, and there are valuable things left to create.

News & Analysis

Stem cell testing
16 Jul 2014
Refrigerated just isn’t cold enough for some shippers, especially those moving extremely temperature-sensitive life sciences or medical products.
Yusen Logistics’ new temperature- and humidity-controlled system at its warehouse in China’s Suzhou Industrial Park.
14 Jul 2014
Yusen Logistics has expanded its cross-border trucking services for Indochina with the launch of a temperature-controlled less-than-truckload service for food products moving between Vietnam and Cambodia.
16 Jun 2014
AGRO Merchants Group has been building its portfolio of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution facilities at nine U.S. and European locations, and CEO Neal Rider says there’s more to come.
13 Jun 2014
Three companies this month have announced investments in temperature-controlled facilities near the Port of Charleston.
03 Jun 2014
New Orleans Cold Storage has plans to more than double the size of its existing storage space at the Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
22 May 2014
Dry van and flatbed spot market truck rates remained steady this week, while refrigerated trucking rates continued their upward trend.
22 May 2014
Growth at North America’s two largest cold storage companies has mushroomed in recent years, with both looking at overseas opportunities.
19 May 2014
Trucking is a notoriously fragmented business. The Department of Transportation estimates there are 500,000 trucking companies in the U.S., with 97 percent of them operating 20 trucks or less.
19 May 2014
While some cold storage companies are growing rapidly, the head of one midsize warehouse company says that doesn’t apply throughout the industry.
15 May 2014
The world’s economic focus during the 1980s and 1990s was trained on the Asian Tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Now Argentina’s top agricultural official says the focus is about to shift south.