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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– […]

Scenario in Perishable Logistics/Supply Chain

Besides the range of temperature and humidity levels that your perishable goods may endure, consider the transportation modes you use – truck, ship, rail, or plane. Each mode brings a different set of potential problems- Authored by: Rahul Mehra, CEO, AWL India Pvt. Ltd. on Dec. 19, 2016 Perishables. It’s a word that can make […]

Meat Safety and Cold Chain in India

Meat Safety Meat of a healthy animal is clean and contains very few bacteria. Any invading bacteria will be destroyed by the animal’s immune system. Once the animal is slaughtered these defense mechanisms are destroyed and the meat tissue is subjected to rapid decay. Although unaware of the process, early sausage makers knew that once […]

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 […]

Criteria to be considered for Data Loggers selection

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 […]

Pharma Logistics

Global pharmaceutical markets are in the midst of major discontinuities. While growth in developed markets will slow down, emerging markets will become increasingly important in the coming decade. The Indian pharmaceuticals market, along with the markets of China, Brazil and Russia, will spearhead growth within these markets. The Indian Pharmaceutical industry The Indian Pharmaceutical industry […]

PCM – A Prescription for Precise Temperature Control- By Mr. Samit Jain, Director, Pluss Polymers

By Mr. Samit Jain, Director, Pluss Polymers Are the medicines made to save lives are themselves safe? The growing number of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products and the globalization of manufacturing sites have increased the complexity of distribution. This complexity is pressurizing the cold chain stakeholders to continuously innovate and improvise upon the existing solutions. The most critical […]

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! […]

White Paper – Sustainable Industrial Refrigeration using Phase Change Materials

Introduction There is an ever increasing need for refrigeration for chilling, cooling and freezing of food at large due to the increase in food production, need for reduction in food spoilage and a large demand for frozen foods. These applications due to their high criticality need continuous un-interrupted operation. If you are a CEO of […]

Cold Chain Management for Clinical Trial Materials

The growth in the bio-pharmaceutical market combined with the complexity of the clinical supply chain and global regulatory environment require that all supply chain partners are aware of appropriate regulations, local requirements, Pharmacopeial standards, and industry best practices related to the storage, handling and distribution of temperature-sensitive products. Regulatory guidance and inspectional trends demonstrate a focus on Good Cold Chain Management Practices. All partners should have the distinct common goal in terms of ensuring that each patient and site is supplied with the correct medication at the right time and in the right condition: By M Z Khaleeli, Commercial Director, Y M Shantala, QA Manager at Pharmaleaf India (P) Limited

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, […]

Automation is the key to maintain & sustain – Cold Chain Operations.

By Author- Mr. Hemant Meshram Several states experience Hail storm  – This is sad but its pity that when 100% loss occurs then everyone pays attention and takes steps to arrest the same. But what about the 30 to 40% produce being lost per year India and just doing rough calculation for 2 – 3 […]

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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. 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 […]

In a Conversation with Mr. Tarun Arora, Director of IG International Pvt. Ltd.

June 22, 2015 Let’s begin with the IG International role in the Cold Storage and reefer segment. Please elaborate your product portfolio with regard to Cold Chain Industry? IG Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of IGIPL, caters to the business of third party logistics and temperature controlled warehousing. Presently, we have facilities […]

In a conversation with Mr. Rajat Gupta, Director, TESSOL

What kind of energy storage can your systems help clients achieve? Our products are based on thermal energy storage technology using phase change materials and advanced heat exchangers. We have application of this technology in any heating and cooling application with an expensive or an intermittent energy supply – therefore cold chain is an ideal […]

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 […]

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 […]

A new way to sanitise cold stores?

“A unique Australian-developed atmosphere management technology system is proving to be very popular throughout the horticulture sector, with substantial growth in on-farm use across many regions nationally and overseas.Airofresh is a patented highly intense oxidation module, driven by light, and combined light frequencies and specialized coatings, destroys all airborne contaminants such as virus, bacteria, fungi, […]

4th International Exhibition For Cold Chain & Temperature Controlled Logistics in Warsaw

ColdChain Poland is the first business platform in Poland connecting professionals managing refrigeration supply chains with representatives of enterprises from the food and drink sectors (fresh, frozen, fish and seafood, meat and dairy products, fruit and vegetables, etc.), the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and dangerous goods (ADR / RID / ADN). The ColdChain Poland exhibition […]

India Cold Chain Show 2019 concludes on a high note!

India Cold Chain Show 2019 was held from 4-6 December at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, which saw participation from leading stakeholders and industry players from across the globe. The cold chain industry wholeheartedly welcomed the event, which witnessed a substantial increase in visitor footfall. In a span of 3 days, key buyers flocked the venue […]

Cold chain industry gathers in Mumbai for India Cold Chain Show 2019

Anuj Mathur, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions India and board member of Reed Manch Exhibitions commented: “The Indian cold chain industry has been showing tremendous growth and promises to grow further. Keeping that in mind, the 2019 edition of India Cold Chain Show has been reinvented to give impetus, create a perfect business platform […]