ColdChainManagement

Cold feet in Cold Chain?

By Vikram S. Puri, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Rotarian with multiple technology patents and 34+years of Supply Chain Experience Don’t you hate it when your ice-cream turns to milkshake by the time it arrives at your doorstep? Well, Fleetview is here to spare you such disappointments. Cold chain plays a vital role in the life-cycle of […]

Influence of cold storage operation on its refrigeration system performance

Refrigeration systems are widely installed in India more than 60 years . We have developed knowhow and technology to manufacture refrigeration equipments in India. We also have world class design, engineering, installation and commissioning team & knowledge for refrigeration system. Fortunately India has been using sustainable natural refrigerant “Ammonia” for over 100 years. Many refrigeration […]

Basics on Air Conditioning VRS Refrigeration

BY MANUCHEHR MEHDIZADEH, BSME LIFE TIME MEMBER ASHRAE, COMMITTEE OFFICER @ IIR, REFRIGERATION CHAIR @ ASHRAE HOUSTON CHAPTER Before I discuss the impact of refrigeration (or cold chain) industries in our daily lives, it is imperative that we briefly discuss the status of air conditioning industries in our daily lives too.  It is ironic that […]

Hot Chocolate in your Cold Chain?

Cold Chain Fever – 2 Transporting ice-cream and chocolates, both very high value-for-weight products has always been challenging. The smallest deviation in temperature during storage or transport alters the flavour, texture, feel and shape and directly impacts the sellability of these products. While ice-cream producers are sensitive to temperature discipline, chocolatiers rarely pay attention to their […]

Safety1st – Back to work again

Back to work again – at-least for those of us in India who are in the transport, IT or other ‘allowed’ services. It’s been a month and we need to get our act together – more important, I need a way to wriggle out of all those home chores! The lack of driving during the […]

Need for Skill development for Logistics

Despite the huge growth potential and its impact on the overall economy of the country, Logistics and supply chain management in India continues to grapple with lack of a skilled workforce. While the sector has undergone a massive transformation in the past decade, the quality of human resource in this labour intensive sector has remained […]

A Brief on Food Safety

According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report of 2013, the global food wastage is estimated at 1.6 billion tons of “Primary” product which is equivalent to edible food wastage of  1.3 billion tons.  In an era where we are still faced with famine in certain countries, population growth, depleting natural resources, and consumer demand for non-preservative and […]

Cold Chain Fever: Corona? Not on My Watch!

Cold Chains are likely to be the most directly impacted, emotionally affected businesses in industry – after all, we move food. Uninformed panic has already reached such proportions that prices of poultry and products have dropped to less than half of their cost, with no takers. Lots of our deliveries are to chain restaurants like […]

Logistics are expected to play a significant role in Indian pharma industry

The opportunities from the logistics perspective are very high as most of the pharmacy retail players are approaching the third party logistics service providers to provide them with effective logistics solutions for the smooth functioning of the back-end operations. Logistics is regarded as a crucial part of the pharmaceutical industry since the activities are highly […]

Incoterms® 2020 4 changes explained

As per January 2020 a new set of Incoterms® will become active. This is a set of trade terms which describe: Obligations: Who does what in f.e. organizing the carriage, insurance of goods, obtaining shipping documents, arranging for export or import licenses; Risk: Where and when the seller delivers the goods, in other words where […]

Important Considerations for Pharma SCM

Indian pharmaceutical industry has grown very well in the last few years and is expected to maintain the growth rate for next upcoming years too. The pharma retail segment is very promising & upcoming segment and since pharma logistics is very important stages of the operations for any pharmaceutical business, pharma companies are ready to […]

HOW COOL IS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN !!

Buying the right product with transporters , airlines and even ocean liners and also using the right product and following with the right product is the key to success for the Indian Pharmaceutical industry and emerge as one of the leading pharmaceutical markets of the world- By Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Musk Freight Services Pvt. Ltd. The […]

High Performance, Energy Efficient Insulated Panels for Cold storages

“Many people don’t know that meat and fish have different freezing requirements to maximize the preservation time. These cold storage units have special meat freezers, chambers for freezing hamburgers and fish sticks, and chilled areas of the facility especially for shell fish.” – Mr. Payounidhi Tamotia, President- Sales and Marketing, Kingspan Jindal Pvt. Ltd. Cold […]

Powering the energy starved first mile cold chain

Proper post-harvest management training combined with infrastructure can boost sectoral growth and drive the economy. With the above solution, the farmers have reliable access to cold storage services in the vicinity of their farm lands, thereby enabling them to securely store their perishable produce without having to worry about power supply, price or climate uncertainties– […]

Modularity is a feature, not the benefit, of a design

Modularity is a feature, not the benefit, of a design.  It is what the power of modularity can provide that are the features that distinguish one set of packaging designs from another- Jerry Ferracamo, Product Development Manager, Inmark LifeScience The concept of modular design is not a new phenomenon.  From examples in nature such as […]

Solar Power- The Future

By Mr. Shehab Ujjainwala, Director, Evesol Did you know that the amount of power generated by the sun in one minute is enough to meet the energy requirements of the planet for an entire year. Imagine the amount of power it generates in just a fraction of time. Solar power is not only reliable but also lasts […]

Guidelines for digitizing your cold chain-

The main cause of food related illness is contaminated food. So it is important to manage and monitor the cold chain in a better and proactive way to reduce cold line spoilage and for better regulation..

Criteria to be considered for Data Loggers selection

By Mr. Hemant Meshram Pharmaceutical products such as Vaccine, Biologics, Drugs and other products require cold chain supply and one of the common temperature range is 2 to 8 deg. cel. To maintain the cold chain is tough job but it is even tougher to ensure cold chain has been maintained and for the same, one […]

Choosing Temperature Monitoring Data Logger – a New Insight

Pharmaceutical products such as Vaccine, Biologics, Drugs and other products require cold chain supply and one of the common temperature range is 2 to 8 deg. cel. To maintain the cold chain is tough job but it is even tougher to ensure cold chain has been maintained and for the same, one is dependent on […]

Benefits of Phase Change Material Usage

Applications with PCMs have endless possibilities and are gaining a large momentum in organizations to integrate it into their products. It has got a large potential to overcome the existing challenges offering new products for known application and new applications for known products. Industry has to step up and find innovative ways of using PCM! […]

Cold Chain Monitoring – A Challenge

Cold Chain Monitoring – A Challenge OH YES !!! This is the inner voice that will come as soon as you read the above heading. Though, we all agree on this but are we doing enough to have addressed it. Many of us says yes coz many are maintaining cold chain since quite a few […]

Factors impacting the growth of Cold Supply Chain sector in India

By Mr. Aditya Vazirani, CEO, Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions India is currently the world’s largest producer of milk, second largest producer of fruits and vegetables and has a substantial production of seafood, meat, and poultry products – all major categories demanding a robust and efficient management of its supply chain. As per a recent Crisil Research report, […]

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In conversation with Prateek Patil, Managing Partner, R G Patil & Company

What are your best-known products/services/solutions? R G Patil & Company was founded in 1943 by late Shri Rajashekargouda Patil in Byadagi. Brief about Byadagi- It is the second largest dry chilly market in Asia, annually approximately 90,000 tons of chilly arrive from the farms to the market. At RGP, we are the region’s leading processor […]

In conversation with Harm Wessells, CCO, Qwyk

“There are many big projects out there and interesting trends like the often named blockchain, however we believe that we first need to tackle very tangible problems which are affordable for a SME forwarders wallet.“ What are your best-known solutions/products/services? Qwyk is known for its market leading Sailing Schedule Management tools and the digital-forwarder package […]

In conversation with Kshitij Patel, Managing Director, Amar Cold Storage

Specializing in developing, growing and processing all fruits and vegetables, milk products, at blast freezing, food and many more. Amar Cold Storage, established in the year 1981 & headed byMr. Surendra Patel, the stalwart with more than two decades of experience in frozen food industry, situated at LAMBVEL, ANAND (GUJARAT, INDIA). Under the guidance of Mr. […]

In conversation with Avdhut Gawde, Head of Cold Chain Solutions at Maersk South Asia

“Customers are looking for single window access for all their logistics requirements so that they can leave the transportation part of their business with a trusted partner. This allows them to concentrate more on their core business. “What are your best-known solutions/products/services? We, at Maersk, are offering integrated solutions for cold chain logistics. Through these […]

In conversation with Mr. Jiten Ghelani, CEO, Promethean Power Systems

“In addition, leading players and new entrants in the food industry have created new standards for premium quality products and innovative business models that further increase consumer expectations for safe, premium and convenient food products” Can you talk us through the products you serve – to assist the demand of cold chain projects and so on?  […]

In conversation with Mr. Knut Nygaar, CEO, TAG Sensors

How do I start, read and stop the TAG™ temperature logger? You can use TAG Print to print and start the TAG™. You can also use TAG Read RFID reader or the TAG Tap application on your smartphone to start, read and stop the TAG What is the memory capacity? The maximum number of temperature […]

In conversation with Mr. Tarun Arora, Director, IG International Pvt. Ltd.

“I do read about losses that happen because we try to save small costs to not transport or store goods in refrigerated conditions which overall leads to notional loss of the cargo in its value. Which is quite humongous as compared to the costs.”- Tarun Arora, Director, IG International Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Tarun: After a […]

PEB: Trending in Cold Storage

With PEB concept, Cold storage can be exceptionally outlined and manufactured according to client and industry prerequisites, It is most appropriate from little to substantial multifacility storage system.The Cold storage can be Designed , Fabricated and Installed with keeping up the temperature of the items ideal from collecting till the item comes to the consumer […]

3 Things to Consider in Cold Storage Construction

Sept. 10, 2017 “Find companies that have completed projects that are like yours, not necessarily storing the same food as you produce, but companies that have successfully solved the issues you face” For processors, distributors, wholesalers, and suppliers, there is a dizzying amount of choices for the construction of a new cold storage facility. But […]

Puf Panel: The Ultimate solution for Cold Storages

“Apart from the cold storages, there has been commendable progress seen in the international scene of cold chain transportation. Today in the developed countries, majority of the perishable products are transported through reefer vehicles only. However, recently In India also these reefer route has picked up considerably. Reefer Trucks demand has been increased since the […]

Carrier Transicold Marks 50 Years of Transport Refrigeration Innovation

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. -Apr. 27, 2020 This month, Carrier Transicold will commemorate 50 years of innovative transport refrigeration systems, which continue to revolutionize the global transport of perishables. Today, there are more than 1 million Carrier Transicold refrigeration units installed, helping to preserve, protect and extend the global supply of food and pharmaceuticals over […]

A Healthy Batch of Food Safety

“Davert GmbH specialises in organic foods and stands for the continuous further development of processing methods and careful monitoring of these products, from cultivation to packaging. And this is where BEUMER Group comes in. The finished, high quality organic products like rice, legumes and cereal products like sugar, dried fruit, nuts, oilseeds and sprouting seeds […]

User Report – Pallet Box from CABKA convinces in fully automated systems of the food industry

Potatoes, carrots, onions: The Belgian company Deprez Handling Solutionsdevelops automated systems for handling agricultural products for itscustomers. The specialist relies on the Pallet Box from CABKA: the large plasticload carrier convinces with its high payloads, is perfectly suited for safe use inhigh racks and enables smooth operation of the time- and cost-efficient handlingsystems. Company: Family-owned […]

The first edition of Fresh Food Logistics

To coincide with Fruit Attraction 2020 , the first edition of Fresh Food Logistics, a new International Fair for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Management of the Fresh Food Refrigeration Chain will be held from 20 to 22 October in Hall 2 at IFEMA. At a time when the refrigerated logistics sector is showing its strategic value in the economy to supply food […]

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA reschedules to November

Singapore/Berlin, 7 May 2020 – ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is rescheduling to 18-20 November 2020 in Singapore to ensure a successful trade show for every exhibitor and visitor coming from all over the world. “We’ve come to this decision after a long, detailed, and very careful assessment of the situation with our exhibition venue partner and the authorities in Singapore as well […]

Food Logistics India 2020 has been postponed

The ANUTEC – International FoodTec India co-located with PackEx India, Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India, ANUTEC – Ingredients India and Food Logistics India 2020 has been postponed The ANUTEC – International FoodTec India that was planned in Mumbai from September 23-25, 2020 has been postponed to a new date i.e. November 26-28, 2020. This is how […]

Petra Wolf back on board the Chillventa

After a good ten years and various positions at NürnbergMesse, Petra Wolf is back on board Chillventa. She is a very good acquaintance for the industry because she was instrumental in the development of Chillventa.  Petra Wolf will now be responsible for this successful international refrigeration and air conditioning trade fair in her function as division […]

Warehouse Automation, Step by Step at Modex Show 2020

More and more people are interested in robots, but successfully incorporating them requires more than just making the purchase. What else other than the robots do you need to consider to have a successful incorporation of robots? This was the key question by moderator Matt Kulp of St. Onge Company in the session, “Warehouse Automation: […]

Logistics Scotland Conference 2020: driving the sector to new heights

03 March 2020 Logistics has a key role to play in helping the Scottish economy to grow, according to FTA, the business group representing the sector, through the provision of safe, efficient and cost-effective solutions to the country’s supply chain challenges.  But with uncertain economic times ahead, how can the industry optimise the service it […]