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The role of cold storage operators continues to morph into that of a 3PL. Strangely enough, some customers aren’t aware of the expanding suite of services their cold storage providers offer, even though it’s evolving customer demands that prompted this very transformation.

News & Analysis

08 Feb 2016
Dole’s deployment of the Dole Pacific on regular service between California and Latin America is the latest sign of how refrigerated ship operators are turning increasingly to container ships from traditional break bulk vessels.
26 Jan 2016
Maersk Line had added a new service from Latin America to Europe and a new call on an existing service in the trade lane in an effort to tap one of the areas where container lines can still gain steadily profitable business: reefer cargo.
25 Jan 2016
Jawaharal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container handler, last week more than doubled its refrigerated cargo-handling capacity when it opened a new reefer site in the harbor.
20 Jan 2016
New Orleans Cold Storage has more than doubled the size of its facility near Charleston, South Carolina, with an 81,000-square-foot expansion that more than doubles its blast-freezing capacity.
29 Dec 2015
Zim Integrated Shipping Services said it will launch a seasonal Black Sea reefer service between Israel, Egypt and Russia earlier than planned in response to market demand.
23 Dec 2015
Zim Integrated Shipping Services is expanding its refrigerated container fleet by 1,900 forty-foot containers to meet growing demand for equipment that can provide shippers real-time updates of temperature and gas levels within the equipment.
27 Nov 2015
The top 100 cold chain logistics players in China account for just 0.4 percent of the market, with the highly fragmented nature of the supply chain struggling to keep up with rapidly rising demand.
20 Oct 2015
Plummeting fuel surcharges took a bite out of the refrigerated transporter's total revenue, but strong dedicated and brokerage business helped build underlying profits, shore up weaker truckload unit in the third quarter.
17 Oct 2015
The transition from cold warehouse or cold carrier to third-party logistics services provider is fairly mature. But that’s not to suggest it’s stopped. A thriving industry continues to evolve, and that’s very much the case with the cold chain sector.
Diogo Lobo
15 Oct 2015
Diogo Lobo, vice president of international logistics at Lineage Logistics, recently shared his perspective on where the company and cold chain logistics industry is heading.