Cool Cargoes

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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

14 Jun 2016
Canadian freight operator Manitoulin Global Forwarding added temperature-controlled trucking to its portfolio.
12 May 2016
Trucking giant Transport Corporation of India is moving into the cold chain logistics.
28 Apr 2016
CMA CGM has introduced a new container to corner the live lobster market.
27 Apr 2016
A local cold-storage provider near the Port of Oakland has decided to expand after seeing the results of the port's efforts to improve the movement of refrigerated products between the port and its warehouses.
24 Apr 2016
A strong surge in dedicated trucking business helped balance falling fuel surcharges for Marten Transport in the first quarter. The trucker bucked trends and increased revenue.
08 Apr 2016
Snowman Logistics Ltd., India’s leading cold chain logistics solutions provider, is ramping up its operations to meet expected growth in reefer cargo shipments.
07 Mar 2016
During the 16th annual TPM Conference here, executives participating in the Cool Cargoes’ “Refrigerated Roundtable” session revealed that quality service and equipment are paramount to shippers of refrigerated cargo.
06 Mar 2016
Despite a weakened global ocean shipping market, carriers continue to invest in the refrigerated sector. Maersk Line, which boasts the largest containerized reefer fleet with 20 percent of the global market, purchased 30,000 additional units in 2015 alone, and its competitors are making sizable investments of their own.
05 Mar 2016
Rail logistics providers in North America are moving deeper into the perishables market with new services aimed at shippers looking for dependable and cost-effective transportation options, particularly for long-haul moves.
26 Feb 2016
Big Pharma is getting even bigger, and cold chain support, including packaging, is all the more critical as the industry grows from an estimated global worth of $300 billion currently to $400 billion by 2020, according to the World Health Organization.