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Stopping waste through temperature deviations in transport is vital. image credit: Creative Commons

Envirotainer is driving the shift towards a more sustainable pharmaceutical cold chain

Envirotainer, the global market leader in secure cold chain solutions for air transportation of pharmaceuticals, published its Sustainability Report 2021. It illustrates that the company is driving innovation towards lower emissions, invests in R&D to create a more sustainable cold chain, and that collaboration is the way towards a more sustainable industry.Read More »Envirotainer is driving the shift towards a more sustainable pharmaceutical cold chain

INWIC founding partners will introduce several programs that directly support women. Image credit: WRD | UN

Key international associations and UN team up with WRD

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The cooling sector delivers a tremendous number of benefits ranging from public health to food security to productive and comfortable workplaces and homes. It is a truly vital, dynamic, and rapidly growing field that represents a significant source of high-quality employment worldwide. However, this sector has the potential to contribute even more by increasing the number of women in its ranks at all levels and types of jobs, which include diverse professions ranging from CEOs to professors, from engineers to servicing technicians, just to name a few.Read More »Key international associations and UN team up with WRD

The partnership enables both entities access to more vast experience and expert resources for their memberships. Image credit: GCCA

New partnership between the Cold Chain Federation and GCCA announced

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The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) announced that they have entered into a formal partnership agreement that builds on a 20-plus year affiliation between the two organisations and signals a new commitment to building knowledge, networking opportunities and insights across borders.Read More »New partnership between the Cold Chain Federation and GCCA announced

Russia received over 11-million 15kg equivalent cartons of South African cirus from the 2021 season. Image credit: Couleur | Pixabay

RSA citrus industry under pressure owing to Russian invasion

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South Africa’s Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) has said it is working closely with exporters, government, and other stakeholders across the value chain to mitigate the impact that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is having on local businesses. This includes fruit destined for Russia being blocked, delays in fruit getting to the market in addition to further increases in input costs for growers and exporters because of the conflict.Read More »RSA citrus industry under pressure owing to Russian invasion

Other countries around the world have experienced success in such programmes, and at least obtained a heightened awareness around healthy diets using fresh produce. Image credit: Couleur | Pixabay

UK launches trial for GPs to prescribe fresh produce

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This trial is directed to fruit and vegetable ‘prescriptions’ as part of UK government’s ‘levelling up’ strategy. In its levelling up white paper published on 1 February 2022, the UK government set out its pilot ‘Community Eat Well’ programme enabling GPs to “prescribe exercise and healthy food”, the report has indicated.Read More »UK launches trial for GPs to prescribe fresh produce

Global supply chains continue to experience delays as disruptions are only expected to settle within a few years as backlogs are managed as best possible. Image credit: Dendoktoor | Pixabay

SA ports and imported/exported goods

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South Africa is a large importer of goods, one of the top importers percentage wise in fact in the world according to various data reports. Similarly, we have an export value running into the billions of rands to meet demand for our top-quality produce. Global supply chain disruptions have been exacerbated by the current status of almost all of the ports of the country.Read More »SA ports and imported/exported goods