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News & Analysis

25 Sep 2017
New cold storage facilities and multimodal transportation options offer BCOs flexibility for efficient handling of perishable goods.
19 Sep 2017
“What we have seen this first half of this year is a massive reefer container shortage.”
31 Aug 2017
Maersk Line is ramping up its end-to-end cold chain service to and from India.
22 Aug 2017
“Trade volumes between Qatar and Turkey have significantly increased over the past few months.”
18 Jul 2017
The Swiss global logistics group said the acquisitions have added more than 150,000 tons to its global perishables network.
17 Jul 2017
The service will link Northern Europe, the US East Coast, Central America, the Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, and the Caribbean on a weekly basis.
13 Jul 2017
Moving into the position of third-largest, by population, state in the US has propelled Florida's food and beverage business, said Paul Anderson, Florida Ports Council Chairman and Port Tampa Bay CEO.
13 Jul 2017
The first consignment of US beef to be imported by China in 14 years is just days away from arriving in the country.
13 Jul 2017
China’s cold chain is growing at a phenomenal rate.
09 Jul 2017
The maritime shipping sector is a perfect candidate to test an information portal.
08 Jul 2017
Access to real-time data is extremely useful to carriers, BCOs, and others, but a consensus has yet to emerge on who owns the data.
02 Jul 2017
Food and beverage shipments are two of the main targets of cargo theft in Latin America.
01 Jul 2017
Analysts say the introduction of larger ships could diminish service levels.
22 Jun 2017
Maersk Line India in a trade advisory said the one-stop freight link from cargo origins is more economical and reliable than air cargo transportation.
19 Jun 2017
The Port of Los Angeles is the US West Coast gateway for Chilean fruit.
15 Jun 2017
The acquisition of Partner Logistics in the Netherlands expands Lineage's reach and aids its pursuit of automated warehousing.
15 Jun 2017
Strong fruit exports, especially melons, are driving growth at the northeast Brazilian port of Pecem this year.
12 Jun 2017
SHIP-LOG’s management team will retain 25 percent of the company’s shares and will manage its operations.
02 Jun 2017
Shippers could face losses that run into tens of millions of dollars.
24 May 2017
Hapag-Lloyd joins group of carriers that charge for refrigerated container gensets.
30 Mar 2017
Hong Kong, China, Egypt, and Chile have modified their all-out ban of Brazilian beef exports to focus only on rejecting shipments from 21 packing plants.
20 Mar 2017
The two partners will coordinate their resources to provide cold chain logistics solutions.
13 Mar 2017
Adding density by merging separate refrigerated subsidiaries gave Roadrunner market leverage.
05 Mar 2017
Ports, carriers, and cold storage providers are committed to ongoing investments, including infrastructure, equipment, technology, and personnel.
04 Mar 2017
Container carriers have made steady gains in the global reefer market, but conventional reefer carriers find success through specialty services.
28 Feb 2017
A trial shipment completed last week between North Europe and the East Coast of North America is a sign of digitalization’s potential.
25 Feb 2017
The largest pain point yet to resolve in refrigerated shipping is the lack of data and transparency in managing the end-to-end cold chain, the former head of Maersk Line's reefer business says.
03 Feb 2017
Central American producers to expand their markets by extending the shelf lives of perishable shipments.
31 Jan 2017
The Port of Philadelphia is taking aim at discretionary cargo moving through northeastern competitors.
24 Jan 2017
Eimskip’s acquisition spree continued this week with the purchase of a Belgian refrigerated freight forwarder.
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.