Cool Cargoes

Cool Cargoes

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

Commentary

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners and officials from the port are packing their bags and heading to Chile and three countries in Asia this month to shore up relations with key shipping lines and fruit exporters impacted by the recent 9-month-long labor dispute at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

News & Analysis

02 Aug 2015
Cargo thieves in the U.S. target food shipments above all other cargoes. Although some shipments aren’t particularly high-value, others such as temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals, seafood, beef and alcohol can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. And reselling these commodities on the gray market puts consumers at risk.
31 Jul 2015
Tasked with regulating products originating in more than 150 countries, the Food and Drug Administration is becoming more global in its approach rather than U.S.-centric and is boosting its foreign presence.
15 Jul 2015
Refrigerated trucking company Marten Transport increased its profit while adding trucks in the second quarter, as dedicated revenue rose more than 60 percent.
13 Jul 2015
The heat is on for the cold supply chain industry as it prepares for the roll-out of new, more stringent federal regulations this fall. Now an Israeli company may have a solution to at least one of the challenges the industry will face when the Food and Drug Administration hands down its new regulations.
22 Jun 2015
The global healthcare transportation industry urgently needs a new generation of cold chains to cope with rapidly rising demand for pharmaceuticals, especially from emerging markets, and ever stricter compliance from regulators, according to a new study by DHL.
18 Jun 2015
The former president of Con-way Freight will lead one of the largest temperature-controlled logistics companies as demand for cold-chain services grows.
01 Jun 2015
Canadian National Railway is buying more refrigerated intermodal equipment as the prospect of tighter regulation of food supply chains poses a challenge for shippers.
Port of Philadelphia reefer handling
26 May 2015
After a double-digit gain in refrigerated container volume in the first quarter, the Port of Philadelphia is set to gain even more reefer traffic as a result of two new services to Latin America and possibly grab more U.S. East Coast market share.
online shopping in China
26 May 2015
China's largest fresh produce e-tailer, FruitDay, signed off on a $70 million tie-up with direct online sales giant JD.com in the single biggest e-commerce fresh produce deal made in the country so far.
reefer shipment
22 May 2015
It’s no secret that specialized carriers are losing refrigerated cargo market share to containerized carriers, but details about why it’s happening, how much cargo is really shifting and who ultimately will control which pieces of the market are less apparent.