Cool Cargoes

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


The new healthy eating trend and Panama Canal expansion, coupled with technological port advancements and a modernized supply chain network, created the perfect storm that helped carve out an opportunity for refrigerated cargo growth in the South.

News & Analysis

04 Jan 2017
Union Pacific Railroad will gain control of assets throughout the United States as a result of its deal with Railex.
08 Nov 2016
UPS’s acquisition of Marken, a third-party logistics provider specializing in health care, will bolster UPS’s pharmaceutical logistics services.
26 Oct 2016
Star Reefers sank into the red in the third quarter as the Norwegian refrigerated shipping line faced intense pressure from container lines.
20 Oct 2016
Seatrade's order underscores the strength of the reefer market.
19 Oct 2016
Eimskip’s acquisition spree continues with the purchase of a Netherlands-based forwarder.
15 Oct 2016
The world’s largest trading center for plants and flowers is experimenting with refrigerated ocean containers.
02 Oct 2016
Transporting food, pharmaceuticals, and other temperature-controlled products requires compliance with increasingly stringent regulations to assure consumer safety. At the same time, superior cold chain practices are also important for maintaining the quality of products and maximizing shelf life.
01 Oct 2016
Thermal blankets not only add a very important layer of security during multiple hand-offs along the cold chain, but also expand transportation options, including the increased use of rail.
Hapag-Lloyd ordered 5,750 new refrigerated containers in mid-September.
28 Sep 2016
The refrigerated trade is a lone bright spot in a global liner shipping industry that is struggling to find profitability.
26 Sep 2016
SeaLand announced Monday it has added the Port of Hueneme, California, to its weekly west coast Central America service.