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Making the right choice: staying ahead of the game in refrigerated transport

The days of the ‘one size fits all’ approach to cold chain logistics could soon be behind us. Particularly when it comes to delivering loads in city centers, where the pressure is growing to reduce noise pollution and vehicle emissions.

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legislation, regulations, sustainability, transport

The right temperature control for semi trucks – the 6 key questions to ask

“So many choices, so little time”, as the saying goes. Or more accurately: “having more options doesn’t necessarily help us make better decisions”.

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temperature control

A ‘how to’ guide for managing risk across the cold chain

Spoilage: one word that highlights the impact of risk not being effectively managed across a cold chain. It’s a universal problem too judging by the numbers:

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best practice, cold chain, connected solutions, temperature management

The power of 5: our top best practice recommendations for the cold chain                

OK, maybe best practice is an over-used word these days. Another ambiguous addition to the marketer’s dictionary. But actually, what it represents is real, practical value, born from hard-won experiences and proactive advice– mixed with the latest technologies and industry thinking.

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best practice, cold chain, temperature control

The most common cold chain breaches – and what to do about them

Breaches in the cold chain can quickly lead to a degradation of product quality and safety. Here we offer best practice advice for avoiding ‘thermal abuse’.

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airflow, cold chain, regulations, temperature management, transport

The hard knock life of a seagoing refrigerated reefer and the alternative solution

Reefers have a hard life, particularly at sea. All of which helps explain how rail is becoming a more attractive proposition, and here we explore the key reasons why.

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marine

Maintaining control from a distance – 3 cold chain monitoring solutions

There are many things that can go wrong in the cold chain as you move loads from A to B. Here’s a brief overview of 3 technologies that will always keep you in the know.

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monitoring, solutions, telematics, tracking

Saying no to thermal injury and spoilage: why temperature control matters

The quality, longevity (read: shelf life), and safety of foods in any cold chain are governed by two principle values: time and temperature. Both have a big impact on the growth of microorganisms, including pathogens that grow on or in a product. Indeed the role of chilling (to temperatures usually between 0°C and +5°C) and

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solutions, temperature control, transport

Fuel economy – cutting the cost of running refrigeration equipment

There has never been a more important time to try to maximize fuel efficiency in order to maintain profit levels for your business.

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best practice, fleet management, fuel

From storm to smooth sailing: the advantages and disadvantages of sea transport

Shipping is the mode favored by many for long distance freight carriage, but when compared to new alternatives, can you be sure you’re it’s always the best choice?

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marine