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The ABCs of refrigerated shipping containers

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

How does a refrigerated container work, what challenges do local shippers face, and what new technology is out there?

When it comes to shipping large volumes of perishables between continents, refrigerated marine containers, commonly called ‘reefers’, provide temperature and humidity control at affordable pricing. This allows everything from meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, cut flowers and pharmaceuticals to travel across the world at optimum conditions for the duration of its transportation.

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Supply chain management, where the rubber hits the road

By: Dr Frances Wright - ILSCM’s lecturer

Supply chain management is truly where the rubber hits the road – the moment of truth in service delivery. It is the course of action that ensures that the product is delivered to the customer at the right time, the right place, in the right condition, and at the right price. An effective supply chain contributes to the quality of products or services as well as to the reduction of costs, and it contains the risk of production.

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Mobile racking, The effective way to improve cold storage capacity while saving on energy costs.

By: James Cunningham, MD at Barpro Storage - contributor

The capital cost of putting up a cold store has doubled in just over three years. Running costs have been negatively affected by rising electricity, labour and maintenance costs, and there is little sign that these trends will taper off anytime soon. To achieve accessibility, various types of pallet racking were introduced. Nearly all types of racking can be categorised as being either “high density”or“individual access”.

Read more: Mobile racking, The effective way to improve cold storage capacity while saving on energy costs.

Fruit juice – every link counts

By: Ilana Koegelenberg – assistant editor

From the fruit hanging ripe on the tree to the glass of juice on the consumer’s table – every link in the fruit juice cold chain has a vital role to play in providing affordable quality

Read more: Fruit juice – every link counts

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