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Salute to Retired Eurofrigo Leader Derk van Mackelenbergh Salute to Retired Eurofrigo Leader Derk van Mackelenbergh
A gathering of friends and colleagues feted former Eurofrigo BV Managing Director Derk van Mackelenbergh recently at the company’s flagship cold storage logistics complex in Rotterdam. The salute

NewCold Opens UK’s Biggest Refrigerated Warehouse Complex NewCold Opens UK’s Biggest Refrigerated Warehouse Complex
NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics has unveiled its newly completed frozen food storage and distribution center in Wakefield, England, which is said to be the largest of its kind in the United

Americold and Ocean Spray Open Massachusetts Warehouse Americold and Ocean Spray Open Massachusetts Warehouse
Americold Realty Trust, the world’s largest owner and operator of refrigerated warehouses, announced the official opening of its new facility in Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA, on August

MTC Logistics on Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List MTC Logistics on Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List
MTC Logistics has been named to the Food Logistics 2018 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the Hoffberger Holdings subsidiary company operates

Marquel Broussard of NOCS Wins GCCA Global NextGen Award Marquel Broussard of NOCS Wins GCCA Global NextGen Award
Marquel Broussard of New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) was named the recipient of the fourth annual Global NextGen Award during a general session at the Global Cold Chain Expo held recently in

NewCold to Site Second US Refrigerated Warehouse in Idaho NewCold to Site Second US Refrigerated Warehouse in Idaho
Breda, Netherlands-headquartered NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics is investing $90 million to build a 140-foot-high, 25-million-cubic foot sub-zero cold storage facility in Burley, Idaho. Scheduled

Dry Ice Shortage in Britain Crimps Frozen Food Deliveries Dry Ice Shortage in Britain Crimps Frozen Food Deliveries
Online grocery retailer Ocado in the United Kingdom is being forced to ration frozen food deliveries because a current CO2 crisis has left it short of dry ice, thus limiting its ability to deliver

IARW and WFLO Elect New Officers and Board Members IARW and WFLO Elect New Officers and Board Members
New officers and board members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) were named at the recently held 2018 IARW-WFLO

Janson to Succeed Royster at MTC Logistics Helm in 2019 Janson to Succeed Royster at MTC Logistics Helm in 2019
Andrew B. Janson Baltimore, Maryland, USA-headquartered MTC Logistics has announced a leadership transition plan in which Andrew B. Janson has been appointed chief operating officer and will assume

Americold #1 in IARW Global Top 25, Followed by Lineage Americold #1 in IARW Global Top 25, Followed by Lineage
Operating 956,053,644 cubic feet (27,072,380 cubic meters) of refrigerated warehouse space at 158 locations in six countries, Americold Logistics continues to hold the top spot in Global Top 25

Florida Sun, Bright Speakers Rise at IARW-WFLO Gathering Florida Sun, Bright Speakers Rise at IARW-WFLO Gathering
The countdown is getting short for the 127th IARW-WFLO Convention, which lifts off on April 29 and runs through May 2 at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, USA. Organized by the Global

New Managing Director at Reed Boardall Transport Division New Managing Director at Reed Boardall Transport Division
Graeme Richardson has been named managing director of the transportation division of North Yorkshire, England-headquartered Reed Boardall. The temperature controlled food storage and distribution

Paul Henningsen to Take Helm of Henningsen Cold Storage Paul Henningsen to Take Helm of Henningsen Cold Storage
Hillsboro, Oregon, USA-headquartered Henningsen Cold Storage Co. has announced that Paul G. Henningsen, Jr. will become president on May 1. Ranked among the nation’s largest public refrigerated

Lineage to Nearly Double Capacity at Texas Coldstore Lineage to Nearly Double Capacity at Texas Coldstore
Lineage Logistics has broken ground for a major expansion to its Sunnyvale warehousing and food distribution operation in Dallas County, Texas, that will nearly double pallet capacity at the site.

USCS Expanding Again in Texas; Larry Alderfer New COO USCS Expanding Again in Texas; Larry Alderfer New COO
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has broken ground at a 40-acre parcel of land in Denton, Texas, to build a 7.7-million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse that is scheduled to be up and

Tippmann Celebrates 50 Years in Cold Storage Business Tippmann Celebrates 50 Years in Cold Storage Business
When John Tippmann Sr. founded Tippmann Construction in 1968 and kicked off his first project, he did not anticipate it was the start of building one of the largest family-owned cold storage and

Bryan Hedge New President of Pioneer Cold in Massachusetts Bryan Hedge New President of Pioneer Cold in Massachusetts
Bryan Hedge has been named president of Pioneer Cold, a Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA-based provider of refrigerated warehousing and logistics services. He joined the company in 2007 as vice

Stellar Engineering Office in Wisconsin Doubles in Size Stellar Engineering Office in Wisconsin Doubles in Size
Jacksonville, Florida, USA-headquartered Stellar, a fully integrated company focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services for food packing plants, refrigerated warehouses

Antwerp Site of Upcoming European Cold Chain Conference Antwerp Site of Upcoming European Cold Chain Conference
The 21st European Cold Chain Conference is slated for March 14-16 at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. Approximately 100 high level professionals representing

Maersk Line North America to Hike Inland Tariff Rate Maersk Line North America to Hike Inland Tariff Rate
As the trucking industry in the United States continues to face challenges due to a capacity shortages, Maersk Line North America has advised customers that inland tariffs will rise effective March

Expansion in Georgia on the Mind of US Cold Storage Team Expansion in Georgia on the Mind of US Cold Storage Team
Build they must! After recently breaking ground to expand in Indiana, United States Cold Storage (USCS) this week announced that a new 6.7-million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in

Americold Initial Public Offering Raises Ton of COLD Cash Americold Initial Public Offering Raises Ton of COLD Cash
Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Americold, the world’s largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, on January 23 announced the closing of its initial public offering (IPO) of

Kloosterboer Earns ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM Rating in Velsen Kloosterboer Earns ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM Rating in Velsen
IJmuiden, Netherlands-headquartered Kloosterboer has been awarded the highest-level BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certification for the expansion and

Avocado Distribution Facility Opens Near Tex-Mex Border Avocado Distribution Facility Opens Near Tex-Mex Border
It’s official. The Index Fresh avocado distribution facility in Pharr, Texas, is now fully operational. Representatives of the Riverside, California-headquartered company met with personnel from

Americold Launches IPO, Stock to Trade as COLD on NYSE Americold Launches IPO, Stock to Trade as COLD on NYSE
Americold, the world’s largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, on January 9 announced an initial public offering (IPO) of 24,000,000 common shares. They are expected to be

United States Cold Storage Expanding Capacity in Indiana United States Cold Storage Expanding Capacity in Indiana
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has broken ground for the Phase 2 addition at its public refrigerated warehouse in Lebanon, Indiana. The facility, which opened in 2009 with 6.5 million cubic feet

Key Technology Taps Kramer to Direct North America Sales Key Technology Taps Kramer to Direct North America Sales
Key Technology has appointed Ray Kramer to the position of senior director of sales in North America. He is responsible for managing the Walla Walla, Washington-headquartered food processing

Stellar Welcomes Wodrich as Senior VP and General Counsel Stellar Welcomes Wodrich as Senior VP and General Counsel
Michael A. Wodrich, a long-serving member with the Rogers Towers law firm, has joined Stellar as senior vice president and general counsel. He will also serve on the Jacksonville, Florida-based

Stellar Basks in STAR Light After Receiving CMA Award Stellar Basks in STAR Light After Receiving CMA Award
Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services for food packing plants, refrigerated warehouses and other industrial sites worldwide, has

Lineage Acquires US Growers Cold Storage PRWs in LA Area Lineage Acquires US Growers Cold Storage PRWs in LA Area
Lineage Logistics has purchased eight public refrigerated warehouses (PRW) from U.S. Growers Cold Storage, a Los Angeles-headquartered company that has been in business since 1950. Financial terms

Americold Has Over 50% of PRW Capacity in Northern Utah Americold Has Over 50% of PRW Capacity in Northern Utah
Americold has officially opened the new addition to its public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Clearfield, Utah. The expansion adds in excess of 9.5 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled

Anderson, Indiana Site for New Interstate Warehousing PRW Anderson, Indiana Site for New Interstate Warehousing PRW
Interstate Warehousing, Inc. has broken ground in Anderson, Indiana, USA for construction of another public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in the Hoosier State. Phase I of the project is a

Tim Nguyen Succeeds Brian King as New Chairman of IACSC Tim Nguyen Succeeds Brian King as New Chairman of IACSC
New officers and board members of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance

Hapag-Lloyd Deploys MCI Low-Carbon Refrigerant Containers Hapag-Lloyd Deploys MCI Low-Carbon Refrigerant Containers
Global container line Hapag-Lloyd has purchased 3,700 Star Cool Integrated containers from Maersk Container Industry (MCI). Of these, 1,000 will be chilled by the environmentally friendly R513A

MTC Logistics Appoints New Chief Information Officer MTC Logistics Appoints New Chief Information Officer
Dennis Rhodes has been named chief information officer of Baltimore, Maryland-headquartered MTC Logistics. He brings more than 40 years of experience in the temperature controlled warehouse

Blackstone Buys Majority Stake in Cloverleaf Cold Storage Blackstone Buys Majority Stake in Cloverleaf Cold Storage
Cloverleaf Cold Storage, a Sioux City, Iowa-headquartered cold storage warehousing and food logistics company owned by the Feiges and Kaplan families since its founding in 1952, has entered into a

Construction Starts for New Henningsen PRW in Washington Construction Starts for New Henningsen PRW in Washington
Henningsen Cold Storage Co. has begun work to build a 5,000,000-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Grandview, Washington, to meet growing demand among customers in the Yakima Valley

Stellar Names Clint Pyle SVP/CFO; Scott Witt Joins Board Stellar Names Clint Pyle SVP/CFO; Scott Witt Joins Board
Clint Pyle has been promoted to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer of Stellar, a Jacksonville, Florida-headquartered firm specializing in concept-to-completion

Construction Begins for Kloosterboer Coldstore in Lelystad Construction Begins for Kloosterboer Coldstore in Lelystad
The first pile was driven on October 18 to support the foundation of a new Kloosterboer refrigerated warehouse in Lelystad, the Netherlands. With McCain Foods as a primary customer, the fully

Yucaipa Reportedly Rejects Bid to Acquire Americold Yucaipa Reportedly Rejects Bid to Acquire Americold
Ron Burkle has turned down a $3 billion-plus binding offer for his Americold refrigerated warehouse business from Stephen Schwarzman’s Blackstone Group, according to the New York Post. The

Americold Building New Facility for Ocean Spray Craisins Americold Building New Facility for Ocean Spray Craisins
Americold has broken ground in Middleborough, Massachusetts, to construct a cold storage warehouse for long-time client Ocean Spray. The facility will support production requirements for its

Florida Food Sector Deals with Hurricane Irma Aftermath Florida Food Sector Deals with Hurricane Irma Aftermath
The food industry continues to cope with power outages in parts of Florida following Hurricane Irma, which barreled through the state on Sunday, causing at least 22 deaths as well as massive wind

Blackstone Group Reportedly Makes Offer to Buy Americold Blackstone Group Reportedly Makes Offer to Buy Americold
The Blackstone Group, an international private equity company with over $370 billion in assets under a management team headed by Stephen Schwarzman, has made a $3 billion-plus binding offer to

Hurricane Harvey Relief Teams, Frozen Pizza Bring Comfort Hurricane Harvey Relief Teams, Frozen Pizza Bring Comfort
All Port Houston facilities remained closed on August 30, due to record flooding and other to weather-related havoc across southeast Texas and beyond spawned by Hurricane Harvey and the lingering

IRTA Elects New Chairman, Other Officers and Directors IRTA Elects New Chairman, Other Officers and Directors
New officers and directors of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) were announced during a board of directors meeting which took place during the Global Cold Chain Expo

Smithfield Investing in Distribution, Cold Storage in NC Smithfield Investing in Distribution, Cold Storage in NC
Smithfield Foods, Inc. plans to build a new distribution center and expand blast cell cold storage capabilities at its processing facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina, USA. Approximately $100

Flagship to Build Frozen Food Warehouse in New Mexico Flagship to Build Frozen Food Warehouse in New Mexico
Flagship Food Group has announced that it will further expand its manufacturing and distribution capacity in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area by building a state-of-the-art, 76,000 square-foot

Henningsen’s New Coldstore in Oregon Open for Business Henningsen’s New Coldstore in Oregon Open for Business
Henningsen Cold Storage Co. has opened its second facility in Salem and fifth in the state of Oregon. Located on the Interstate Highway 5 corridor at the Mill Creek Corporate Center, the

TI Building New Dick Cold Storage Facility in Ohio TI Building New Dick Cold Storage Facility in Ohio
Fort Wayne, Indiana-based refrigerated warehouse builder Tippmann Innovation (TI) joined members of the Dick Cold Storage team on July 27 to break ground on a new project in Columbus, Ohio. Upon

Kloosterboer Coldstore Network Expanding in Netherlands Kloosterboer Coldstore Network Expanding in Netherlands
International logistics service provider Kloosterboer has announced that it will build a fully automated high-bay coldstore featuring 40,000 pallet positions in the central Netherlands municipality

New On-Terminal Reefer Service Area Opens in Charleston New On-Terminal Reefer Service Area Opens in Charleston
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has opened a new refrigerated container service area in the Port of Charleston, marking a $14 million investment to support increased shipments of frozen food

AGRO Merchants Buys Poland Services Transport Logistyka AGRO Merchants Buys Poland Services Transport Logistyka
AGRO Merchants Group announced the purchase of Poland Services Transport Logistyka (PTSL) on July 3. The acquisition heralds a significant entry for the international cold storage and logistics

Win Chill Project Begins; WDS Facility Near Seattle Opens Win Chill Project Begins; WDS Facility Near Seattle Opens
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard attended the June 22 ground breaking ceremony for the first facility to be built in the new Foundation Park in Sioux Falls. The Win Chill refrigerated

Lineage Buys Partner Logistics, Enters European Market Lineage Buys Partner Logistics, Enters European Market
Lineage Logistics has made its first acquisition outside of the United States with the purchase of Partner Logistics, a European refrigerated warehouse company that ranks as the world’s ninth

Americold Welcomes Tim Hinckley to Executive Team Americold Welcomes Tim Hinckley to Executive Team
Americold announced on June 20 that Tim Hinckley has joined the Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered refrigerated warehouse company as an executive vice president and chief commercial officer. In

Major Expansion at Tyson Distribution Center in Georgia Major Expansion at Tyson Distribution Center in Georgia
Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its frozen and refrigerated products distribution center at the I-75 Business Park in Macon, Georgia, which currently serves retail and

Rauch to Headline GCCE Joint General Session in Chicago Rauch to Headline GCCE Joint General Session in Chicago
Doug Rauch, co-chief executive officer of Conscious Capitalism, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Global Cold Chain Expo (GCCE) joint opening general session, which kicks off at 8:35 AM

Frigomundo Coldstore Solar Panel System Nears Completion Frigomundo Coldstore Solar Panel System Nears Completion
Installation of the largest solar panel configuration atop a refrigerated warehouse complex in the Netherlands is almost complete. Zoeterwoude, South Holland-based Frigomundo Coldstore’s

WFLO’s New Board Chairman is Congebec’s Nick Pedneault WFLO’s New Board Chairman is Congebec’s Nick Pedneault
Nick Pedneault, president of Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada, has been named the 2017-18 chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization’s (WFLO) board of governors. He assumed

IARW Elects New Slate of Officers and Board Members IARW Elects New Slate of Officers and Board Members
David O’Brien, managing director of Doboy Cold Stores, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia, is the 2017-18 chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses’ (IARW) board of

Preferred Freezer Services Ready to Roll Again at Indy Preferred Freezer Services Ready to Roll Again at Indy
The engines are revving hot at Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), as the world’s fourth-largest operator of cold storage warehouses gears up for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.

IARW-WFLO Convention Serves up Lots of Food for Thought IARW-WFLO Convention Serves up Lots of Food for Thought
Following insightful presentations by Todd Hale, former Nielsen Co. vice president, and Stephen Moore, Heritage Foundation distinguished visiting fellow, during the first two days of the IARW-WFLO...

Americold Ups San Antonio Capacity with Second Coldstore Americold Ups San Antonio Capacity with Second Coldstore
Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Americold has purchased a second cold storage warehouse in San Antonio, Texas, for an undisclosed price. Operated as a food distribution center, the building is

Update on Maersk Pembroke Disability and Cargo Delay Update on Maersk Pembroke Disability and Cargo Delay
Maersk Line reported on April 5 that the vessel Maersk Pembroke, operating the company’s Canada Atlantic Express service, lost main engine power en route from Antwerp, Belgium, to Montreal, Quebec,

Henningsen’s Portland Coldstore Earns SQF Certification Henningsen’s Portland Coldstore Earns SQF Certification
Henningsen Cold Storage Co., a temperature controlled warehousing and transportation company in the USA, recently received Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 2 certification for its Portland, Oregon

Americold to Expand Regional Distribution Center in Utah Americold to Expand Regional Distribution Center in Utah
Americold has broken ground in Clearfield, Utah, to expand its facility at 755 E 1700 South Street. Upon completion there will be 6.5 million additional cubic feet of temperature-controlled

Change of Command at Eurofrigo Coming this Summer Change of Command at Eurofrigo Coming this Summer
Rotterdam, Holland-headquartered Eurofrigo B.V. has announced that Jeroen Tempels will succeed Derk van Mackelenbergh as managing director on July 1. Jeroen TempelsThe cold storage logistics

Stavis Seafoods Opening Coldstore for Frozen Products Stavis Seafoods Opening Coldstore for Frozen Products
On March 6 Stavis Seafoods will inaugurate a 40,000-square-foot warehouse approximately 15 miles northeast of Boston in Peabody, Massachusetts, to serve as its primary coldstore for a broad line of

Seminar to Address Brexit Impact on Perishable Logistics Seminar to Address Brexit Impact on Perishable Logistics
Chris Sturman, chief executive officer of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) in the United Kingdom, will be among speakers addressing the impact of Brexit on the perishable

ACS&T Managing Director Joins ECSLA on Brexit Watch ACS&T Managing Director Joins ECSLA on Brexit Watch
Malcolm Johnstone, managing director of ACS&T Logistics and former president of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF), has been named the United Kingdom’s FSDF representative to

Brian King Serving Another Term as Chairman of IACSC Brian King Serving Another Term as Chairman of IACSC
New board members of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) have been announced, with Brian King of A M King named to continue

NewCold Building New Warehouses in Australia and USA NewCold Building New Warehouses in Australia and USA
NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics has won a 10-year contract from McCain Foods Australia to provide cold storage services at a facility now being built in the Melbourne suburb of Truganina. The public...

Second US Cold Storage Facility Now on Line in Sacramento Second US Cold Storage Facility Now on Line in Sacramento
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has officially opened its second public refrigerated warehouse in Sacramento, California. Located in McClellan Business Park (at a site within decommissioned

AGRO Merchants Opens New Coldstore at Port of Rotterdam AGRO Merchants Opens New Coldstore at Port of Rotterdam
The AGRO Merchants Group has completed the first phase of construction at its Rotterdam-Maasvlakte warehouse, adding 18,000 pallets of frozen and chilled space to the market. The facility provides

United States Cold Storage Expands Again in Dallas United States Cold Storage Expands Again in Dallas
Voorhees, New Jersey-headquartered United States Cold Storage (USCS) recently completed a 5.3 million-cubic-foot, third phase addition at its public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Dallas,

Unilever Names USCS Hazleton Warehouse Facility of Year Unilever Names USCS Hazleton Warehouse Facility of Year
The Hazleton, Pennsylvania warehouse of United States Cold Storage (USCS) has been designated the 2015 facility of the year by Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based Unilever United States Inc. For

Louis Borders Keynote Speaker at IACSC Conference & Expo Louis Borders Keynote Speaker at IACSC Conference & Expo
Louis Borders, founder and chief executive officer of Home Delivery Service, will make a keynote presentation unveiling a new food home delivery service on November 12 at the 36th IACSC Conference

GCCA Delegation Heading to SIAL After Council Meeting GCCA Delegation Heading to SIAL After Council Meeting
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has arranged for members attending the October 16 GCCA European Warehouse Council Meeting in Paris, France, to have complimentary entry to the SIAL (Salon...

MTC’s Ernie Ferguson New President of The  World Group MTC’s Ernie Ferguson New President of The World Group
The World Group, a strategic partnership of independent North American providers of frozen and refrigerated warehousing and logistics services, has elected a new slate of officers headed up

Maersk Line Orders 14,800 RCM-Equipped Reefer Containers Maersk Line Orders 14,800 RCM-Equipped Reefer Containers
Maersk Line’s 2016 investments in new reefer container equipment are adding 14,800 reefers to the world’s largest reefer fleet of more than 270,000 containers. While part of the reefers replace

First Rail Service from China to Netherlands is Rolling First Rail Service from China to Netherlands is Rolling
The first rail shuttle between China and the Netherlands is up and running. The service was launched by the Chinese rail operator CDiRS in June, and now the Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam-Express is in

Americold Names Andrea Darweesh Executive Vice President Americold Names Andrea Darweesh Executive Vice President
Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Americold, the world’s largest supplier of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics services to the food industry, has hired Andrea Darweesh as executive vice

TI Building Coldstore for Bridge Development near Seattle TI Building Coldstore for Bridge Development near Seattle
Groundbreaking for Bridge Development Partners’ 241,140-square-foot convertible refrigerated/freezer warehouse northeast of Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Burien, Washington, took place on August 31.

Lineage Logistics Buys Consolidated Distribution Corp. Lineage Logistics Buys Consolidated Distribution Corp.
Irvine, California-headquartered Lineage Logistics has acquired Consolidated Distribution Corporation (CDC), a third-party logistics and re-distribution company based in Lombard, Illinois.

SnoTemp Cold Storage Expands Albany Facility in Oregon SnoTemp Cold Storage Expands Albany Facility in Oregon
SnoTemp Cold Storage has opened an additional 96,000 square feet of space at its state-of-the-art warehouse in Albany, Oregon, USA. The expansion further supports growth of the regional frozen

Henningsen to Build Another Coldstore in Oregon Capital Henningsen to Build Another Coldstore in Oregon Capital
Hillsboro, Oregon-headquartered Henningsen Cold Storage Co. has announced plans to build a 166,000-square-foot facility at Mill Creek Corporate Center in Salem, Oregon. Scheduled to open in the

Fourth PFS Coldstore in Houston Area to Open Next Year Fourth PFS Coldstore in Houston Area to Open Next Year
Chatham, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Preferred Freezer Services (PFS) plans to open a new distribution center in Pasadena, Texas, in March of 2017 to meet growing demand near the Port of

Americold Boosts Warehousing Capacity in US Southeast Americold Boosts Warehousing Capacity in US Southeast
Americold announced on July 25 that it has concluded the purchase of the temperature-controlled storage facility at 1239 Oakleigh Drive, East Point, Georgia, bolstering the company’s Georgia-based

American Bakers Association CEO to Address GCCA American Bakers Association CEO to Address GCCA
Robb MacKie, president and chief executive officer of the American Bakers Association (ABA), will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon on August 2 during the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

Port of Rotterdam Labor Issues Resolution Close at Hand Port of Rotterdam Labor Issues Resolution Close at Hand
The trade unions FNV and CNV Vakmensen, Rotterdam container companies and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have concluded labor negotiations on employment within the shipping container industry at

Americold Maintains No. 1 Position in IARW Global Top 25 Americold Maintains No. 1 Position in IARW Global Top 25
With 28,091,186 cubic meters of refrigerated warehouse space in place, down from 29,095,138 in service during 2015, Americold Logistics continues by far to rank first size-wise, according to the

First Global Cold Chain Expo Attracts 165 Exhibitors First Global Cold Chain Expo Attracts 165 Exhibitors
The inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, which recently took place in Chicago, was deemed a success with over 1,200 cold chain professionals from 18 countries on the scene. Co-located with United

Surprise SQF Audit at Interstate Warehousing Goes Well Surprise SQF Audit at Interstate Warehousing Goes Well
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA-headquartered Interstate Warehousing’s Franklin facility has been re-certified at SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Level 2 without any non-conformances being found. This is the

Maersk: Brazilian Exports Strong, Import Recovery Due Maersk: Brazilian Exports Strong, Import Recovery Due
Maersk Line’s just released Brazil trade update for the first quarter of 2016 anticipates a light recovery in Brazilian global commerce during the second quarter. That is after imports reached

Brazil’s Fabio Fonseca New Chairman of WFLO Board Brazil’s Fabio Fonseca New Chairman of WFLO Board
The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) announced on May 31 that Fabio Fonseca of Jandira, São Paulo, Brazil-headquartered Friozem Armazéns Frigoríficos Ltda. was named the 2016-17 chairman of

Eben James Wins IARW Chairmanship at Vegas Convention Eben James Wins IARW Chairmanship at Vegas Convention
Eben James, president and chief executive officer of Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada, was elected as the 2016-2017 chairman of the board of directors of the International Association

Primus Leads Way to LEED Gold at USCS Tennessee Facility Primus Leads Way to LEED Gold at USCS Tennessee Facility
Woodstock, Georgia-based Primus announced on May 16 that its United States Cold Storage project in Covington, Tennessee, has achieved LEED Gold status. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Melissa Hunt of S & D Logistics Wins GCCA NextGen Award Melissa Hunt of S & D Logistics Wins GCCA NextGen Award
Melissa Hunt, director of S & D Logistics in Australia, was named the winner of the Global NextGen Award during the 125th International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and World

Fish is Europe’s Top Frozen Food Dish, GCCA Learns Fish is Europe’s Top Frozen Food Dish, GCCA Learns
Fish ranked as the largest segment of the EUR 108.4 billion frozen food market in Europe during 2014, representing 24% of sales value (EUR 26.4 billion), Cristian Stoian, head of business

Iceland Frozen Food Products Roll with XPO Logistics Iceland Frozen Food Products Roll with XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics has won a five-year warehousing and distribution contract with Iceland, the United Kingdom’s leading frozen food chain. The Deeside, Wales-headquartered retailer, which generated

Dutch Port Authorities Appeal EC Corporation Tax Ruling Dutch Port Authorities Appeal EC Corporation Tax Ruling
The Port of Rotterdam Authority, together with the Amsterdam Port Authority, Groningen Seaports, the Moederdijk Port Authority, the Port of Den Helder and Zeeland Seaports, is going to appeal the

CPX Deal Gears Up VersaCold’s Canada-US Road Transport CPX Deal Gears Up VersaCold’s Canada-US Road Transport
VersaCold Logistics Services, Canada's largest cold storage and refrigerated transport company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX), British Columbia’s leading

Registration Opens for Global Cold Chain Expo Registration Opens for Global Cold Chain Expo
Registration is now under way for the inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, created in partnership with the Global Cold Chain Alliance and the United Fresh Produce Association. Hosted at the McCormick

Damco Expands Logistics Capacity in Vietnam Damco Expands Logistics Capacity in Vietnam
Damco has unveiled its expanded Southern Vietnam Logistics Center in Binh Duong Province. Now covering 37,150 square meters and 141 loading bays, and incorporating state-of-the-art facilities, this

The World Group Welcomes Three New Members to Ranks The World Group Welcomes Three New Members to Ranks
The World Group has announced that Nor-Am Cold Storage, Premier Refrigerated Warehouse and Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group are now part of its network of independent refrigerated and frozen

Fred Boehler Now CEO as Well as President of Americold Fred Boehler Now CEO as Well as President of Americold
Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Americold, the world’s largest operator of refrigerated warehouses and supplier of logistics services, has promoted Fred Boehler, formerly the company’s

New Director for Global Cold Chain Alliance in Europe New Director for Global Cold Chain Alliance in Europe
The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has named Julie Hanson as its new regional director in Europe. Based in Brussels, her first official day on the job was

Americold Fully Integrates Tradewater Facility into Fold Americold Fully Integrates Tradewater Facility into Fold
Americold announced on January 11 that it has concluded the purchase of the Tradewater coldstore in Atlanta, Georgia, USA that it has been operating for the past decade. Financial terms not

New Executive Officers and Board Members for IACSC New Executive Officers and Board Members for IACSC
Brian King of A M King was elected chairman of the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) at the organization’s recently held Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. He

Expanded NOCS Warehouse in Charleston Open For Business Expanded NOCS Warehouse in Charleston Open For Business
New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) has completed expansion of its refrigerated warehouse facility at the Port of Charleston. The upgrade has not only increased blast-freezing capacity by over 50%, but

Lineage Logistics Boosting Capacity at Tacoma Facility Lineage Logistics Boosting Capacity at Tacoma Facility
Irvine, California, USA-headquartered Lineage Logistics is expanding its Tacoma, Washington cold storage distribution warehouse. The project will add over 20,000 pallet positions for frozen products...

Unilever-USCS Distribution Center Opens in Tennessee Unilever-USCS Distribution Center Opens in Tennessee
Unilever and United States Cold Storage (USCS) unveiled their new 336,500-square-foot facility in Covington, Tennessee, on November 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and special event that included...

Nordfrost Founder and CEO Horst Bartels Strikes Gold Nordfrost Founder and CEO Horst Bartels Strikes Gold
Horst Bartels, founder and chief executive officer of Germany’s largest provider of cold storage logistics services, has received the Goldjupiter award on the occasion of Schortens-headquartered...

AGRO Merchants Acquires Nordic Logistics and Warehousing AGRO Merchants Acquires Nordic Logistics and Warehousing
AGRO Merchants Group has added Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Nordic Logistics and Warehousing to its expanding portfolio of cold storage operations. The deal adds 12 facilities, 70 million...

ConAgra Names David Biegger Chief Supply Chain Officer ConAgra Names David Biegger Chief Supply Chain Officer
ConAgra Foods, Inc. has announced the appointment of David Biegger as its executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, effective October 5. “We are pleased to welcome Dave to ConAgra,”...

Interstate’s Indianapolis, Nashville Expansions on Line Interstate’s Indianapolis, Nashville Expansions on Line
It has been a year of significant growth for Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA-headquartered Interstate Warehousing. Two expansions under construction simultaneously are now are now open and receiving...

Americold to Build New PRW on Portland Waterfront in Maine Americold to Build New PRW on Portland Waterfront in Maine
The Maine Port Authority has awarded Americold Logistics the bid to construct a 150,000-square-foot public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) on 6.3 acres of land adjacent to the International Marine...

Futurologist to Address South Africa Cold Chain Summit Futurologist to Address South Africa Cold Chain Summit
Clem Sunter, a scenario planner and futurologist from South Africa, will keynote the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) South Africa Cold Chain Summit, slated for Oct. 18-19 in Cape Town. The two-day...

Canadian National Railway Expanding Cold Chain Service Canadian National Railway Expanding Cold Chain Service
Montreal, Quebec-headquartered Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced plans to invest C$20 million to increase its cold supply chain capacity in North America. “CN was the first railway to...

Oregon Coldstore Operator Boosting Capacity in Albany Oregon Coldstore Operator Boosting Capacity in Albany
SnoTemp Cold Storage is breaking ground this month to add 20,000 pallet positions to its refrigerated warehouse in Albany, Oregon, USA. The added capacity is expected to be on line by May of...

GCCA Networks with Gulf Cold Chain Players in Dubai GCCA Networks with Gulf Cold Chain Players in Dubai
The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) recently conducted a five-day program in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build and strengthen partnerships between...

Lineage Names Lehmkuhl CEO; Hendricksen Vice Chairman Lineage Names Lehmkuhl CEO; Hendricksen Vice Chairman
Colton, California, USA-headquartered Lineage Logistics, LLC (Lineage), a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove Capital, LLC (Bay Grove), announced on June 18...

Kloosterboer Opens Forwarding Facility in South Africa Kloosterboer Opens Forwarding Facility in South Africa
Kloosterboer International Forwarding South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (KIFSA) has opened an 11,000-square-meter facility in Pinetown, approximately 20 kilometers from Durban. It has been established to...

Malcolm Johnstone Back at Helm as President of FSDF in UK Malcolm Johnstone Back at Helm as President of FSDF in UK
Malcolm Johnstone, managing director of Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire-headquartered ACS&T, has been appointed president of the Reading, United Kingdom-based Food Storage & Distribution...

Kloosterboer Expands Logistics Services in Scandinavia Kloosterboer Expands Logistics Services in Scandinavia
The Ijmuiden, Holland-headquartered Kloosterboer Group formally acquired Mosseporten Frysehotell AS in Moss, Norway, on May 22. The subterranean refrigerated warehouse, which is built into a mountain...

Angelo Antoci New IARW Chairman; Greg Brandt Chairs WFLO Angelo Antoci New IARW Chairman; Greg Brandt Chairs WFLO
New officers and board members of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the IARW’s...

Nordic Logistics & Warehousing Manager Wins NextGen Award Nordic Logistics & Warehousing Manager Wins NextGen Award
Joey Williams, a warehouse manager for Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Nordic Logistics & Warehousing, LLC, received the first ever Global NextGen Award during the closing general session of...

Americold Again at Top of IARW List of World’s Largest Refrigerated Warehouse Operators & Logistics Providers Americold Again at Top of IARW List of World’s Largest Refrigerated Warehouse Operators & Logistics Providers
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its annual Global Top 25 list of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers in the world ...

Second PFS Washington Facility Being Built in Lynden Second PFS Washington Facility Being Built in Lynden
Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), the world’s fourth largest operator of pubic refrigerated warehouses, has announced that it will expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest of the United States by...

Digital Technology Focus of ECSLA Amsterdam Conference Digital Technology Focus of ECSLA Amsterdam Conference
Speakers have been confirmed for the European Cold Storage & Logistics Association’s (ECSLA) 18th Cold Chain Logistics Conference & Trade Show, set for the Amsterdam Marriot Hotel on March 26...

Yearsley’s 60th Anniversary Kicks Off £60k Charity Drive Yearsley’s 60th Anniversary Kicks Off £60k Charity Drive
Marking its 60th year in business during 2015, the Yearsley Group is celebrating the diamond anniversary by raising £60,000 to support worthy charities throughout the United Kingdom. “Our aim is to...

Americold Delivers 500 Backpacks to Feed the Children Americold Delivers 500 Backpacks to Feed the Children
Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Americold, the world’s largest operator of temperature-controlled warehousing space, has selected Feed the Children (www.feedthechildren.org) as the company’s...

Future is Now at Upcoming IARW-WFLO and ECSLA Gatherings Future is Now at Upcoming IARW-WFLO and ECSLA Gatherings
Jack Uldrich, a renowned global futurist, speaker, and author of 11 books, will keynote the 124th International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and World Food Logistics Organization...

Rail Siding Upgrades at Cloverleaf PRW in North Carolina Rail Siding Upgrades at Cloverleaf PRW in North Carolina
Cloverleaf Cold Storage has made upgrades to the rail siding serving its public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Benson, North Carolina. Timing of the completion dovetails nicely with the increased...

Gulf States Cold Storage to Double Frozen Capacity Gulf States Cold Storage to Double Frozen Capacity
Gulf States Cold Storage has announced a 55,000 square-foot expansion at its facility in Savannah, Georgia. Upon completion, scheduled for the end of January, there will be 20% more blast freezing...

Shortages at US Military Commissaries in Pacific, Europe Shortages at US Military Commissaries in Pacific, Europe
Labor slowdowns by union workers at US West Coast ports have not only delayed shipments of frozen french fries to McDonald’s restaurants in Japan, but are now impacting deliveries of refrigerated...

India Now No. 1 in Refrigerated Warehouse Space, Says IARW India Now No. 1 in Refrigerated Warehouse Space, Says IARW
India has reportedly surpassed the United States in total cold storage capacity. It now has almost 131 million cubic meters of space, compared to nearly 115 million cubic meters available in the...

WFLO Gets Grant for Sub-Saharan Africa Post-Harvest Study WFLO Gets Grant for Sub-Saharan Africa Post-Harvest Study
The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has received a Technical and Operational Performance...

Daalimpex Expanding to Handle More Fish, Lobster, Berries Daalimpex Expanding to Handle More Fish, Lobster, Berries
Daalimpex, a member of the Kloosterboer Group offering 650,000 cubic meters of space and refrigerated logistics services in Velsen and Harlingen, Holland, has announced that work will begin in...

BRF Seals Alyasra Foods Acquisition Deal in Kuwait BRF Seals Alyasra Foods Acquisition Deal in Kuwait
BRF, a major producer of frozen and refrigerated poultry products headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has now officially acquired 75% of Alyasra Foods' frozen food distribution business in Kuwait....

IACSC Elects Erik Gunderson to Serve as Chairman IACSC Elects Erik Gunderson to Serve as Chairman
Erik Gunderson, executive vice president, Primus Builders, is the new chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC). He...

Interstate Warehousing Franklin Facility Still Growing Interstate Warehousing Franklin Facility Still Growing
Interstate Warehousing and the Tippmann Group have announced a major expansion project at Interstate Warehousing’s largest cold storage site. The 309,000-square-foot addition will add 48,000 pallet...

Third USCS Facility in Pennsylvania Nears Completion Third USCS Facility in Pennsylvania Nears Completion
Primus Builders is wrapping up design-build services for United States Cold Storage’s (USCS) newest refrigerated warehouse, located north of Philadelphia in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The 6.5...

AMI Joins Call for US West Coast Port Labor Agreement AMI Joins Call for US West Coast Port Labor Agreement
The American Meat Institute (AMI) has joined with the National Chicken Council, the International Warehouse and Logistics Association and more than 100 other trade groups calling for settlement of...

Americold’s Third Coldstore in Idaho Comes on Line Americold’s Third Coldstore in Idaho Comes on Line
Americold, the world’s largest operator of public refrigerated warehouse space, has opened a new facility in Heyburn, Idaho, USA. The 160,000-square-foot temperature-controlled building, which will...

Kloosterboer to Operate Coldstore for Findus in Sweden Kloosterboer to Operate Coldstore for Findus in Sweden
Logistics service provider Kloosterboer has signed an agreement with food producer Findus to design and operate a fully automated refrigerated warehouse in Bjuv, Sweden. Destined to become the...

New PFS Coldstore in Washington to be Largest in America New PFS Coldstore in Washington to be Largest in America
The pace of construction is picking up in Richland, Washington, as Preferred Freezer Services’ (PFS) first cold storage facility in the state is taking shape. Upon completion, which is scheduled for...

USCS Expanding in Tennessee to Better Serve Unilever USCS Expanding in Tennessee to Better Serve Unilever
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with United States Cold Storage (USCS) officials, on October 7 announced that the company will expand...

Strowmar Takeover in UK Expands Thermotraffic Network Strowmar Takeover in UK Expands Thermotraffic Network
Rotterdam-headquartered Thermotraffic Holland BV, a provider of temperature-controlled transport services for the food and pharmaceutical industries, has invested approximately one million euros to...

More Hours for Vet Checks at Kloosterboer PRW in Rotterdam More Hours for Vet Checks at Kloosterboer PRW in Rotterdam
Following a recently reached agreement with the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), the Kloosterboer Delta Terminal cold storage logistics operation on the Maasvlakte in...

Partner Logistics Working with Dawn Foods in Britain Partner Logistics Working with Dawn Foods in Britain
Bergen op Zoom, Holland-headquartered Partner Logistics has inked a two-year contract with baked goods manufacturer Dawn Foods Ltd. to manage storage of frozen products at its refrigerated warehouse...

New US Cold Storage Facility About to Come on Line in Utah New US Cold Storage Facility About to Come on Line in Utah
Vorhees, New Jersey-headquartered United States Cold Storage has announced that it will open a new facility at the Ninigret North Industrial Park in Syracuse, Utah, this November. Situated on a...

New Officers for Int’l Refrigerated Transport Association New Officers for Int’l Refrigerated Transport Association
Chris Mnichowski, president and ceo of Overland Park, Kansas, USA-headquartered CTI Freight Systems, Inc., the parent of Cold Train Intermodal and CT Cartage, has been elected 2014-15 chairman of the...

Frozen Food Trucks in Taiwan Not Cold Enough, Says CPC Frozen Food Trucks in Taiwan Not Cold Enough, Says CPC
The Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) of Taiwan’s Executive Yuan announced on August 29 that 73% of frozen food trucks recently tested randomly failed to meet prescribed temperature standards,...

Maersk Posts Details on Return of Foods Banned by Russia Maersk Posts Details on Return of Foods Banned by Russia
Russia’s ban on imports of food products from producers in the European Union, Norway, the USA, Canada, Australia and other countries that have imposed sanctions on Moscow in connection with its...

VersaCold Logistics Taps New CFO and VP of Engineering VersaCold Logistics Taps New CFO and VP of Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada-headquartered VersaCold Logistics Services has appointed Michael Spence to the position of chief financial officer and named Joe Sammon as vice president of ...

Speed Networking Part of ECSLA Conference in Athens Speed Networking Part of ECSLA Conference in Athens
The future of Europe’s ports in the face of globalization will be the main topic of discussion during the autumn conference of the European Cold Storage and Logistics Association (ECSLA), slated for...

BJC Buys Metro Group Cash & Carry Stores in Vietnam BJC Buys Metro Group Cash & Carry Stores in Vietnam
Berli Jucker Public Company Limited (BJC) of Thailand, a diversified supply chain logistics, food manufacturing, trading and retail distribution group headquartered in Thailand, has signed an...

Swire to Build Major Coldstore at Sydney Business Park Swire to Build Major Coldstore at Sydney Business Park
Swire Cold Storage (SCS) has entered into a contract to purchase a 70,170 square meter property at the 256-hectare Sydney Business Park in Sydney’s North West. The Melbourne-headquartered company...

BRF Acquires 75% of Frozen Food Distributor in Kuwait BRF Acquires 75% of Frozen Food Distributor in Kuwait
Itajaí, Brazil-headquartered BRF SA has signed an agreement with Al Yasra Foods, its distributor in Kuwait, to acquire 75% of that company’s frozen food distribution business. The deal is reportedly...

PAS Enters Phase II of Yearsley Logistics Expansion PAS Enters Phase II of Yearsley Logistics Expansion
Yearsley Logistics, a major third-party distributor of frozen foods in the United Kingdom, has begun the second phase of a three-part, £5 million expansion of its “superhub” warehouse freezer...

Primus Nears Completion of Lineage PRW in California Primus Nears Completion of Lineage PRW in California
Primus Builders is wrapping up construction of a new 420,000 square foot public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) for Lineage Logistics in Colton, California. The client is one of the USA’s largest...

NORPAC and Henningsen Celebrate New Coldstore NORPAC and Henningsen Celebrate New Coldstore
Salem, Oregon, USA-headquartered NORPAC Foods, Inc., a major producer of frozen fruit and vegetable products, and Henningsen Cold Storage Co., heralded their new 225,000-square-foot frozen food...

GCCA Key in Pakistan Cold Chain Development Co. Launch GCCA Key in Pakistan Cold Chain Development Co. Launch
The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) played an important role in helping to launch the Pakistan Cold Chain Development Company (PCCDC), which was officially...

Red Light from China Stops P3 Vessel Sharing Agreement Red Light from China Stops P3 Vessel Sharing Agreement
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced on June 17 that it has not approved the P3 network vessel sharing agreement proposed by Denmark’s Maersk Line, the Swiss line Mediterranean...

Lineage to Build Distribution Warehouse in Charleston Lineage to Build Distribution Warehouse in Charleston
Lineage Logistics, a Colton, California-headquartered warehousing and logistics company owned by private equity firm Bay Grove, will break ground on a 340,000 square foot cold storage distribution...

Lynden Ice Leases Columbia Colstor Space at Port of Quincy Lynden Ice Leases Columbia Colstor Space at Port of Quincy
Lynden Ice announced on June 9 that it has selected a site in Quincy, Washington, to establish a new ice freezing, crushing and bagging operation to serve the eastern part of the state. It will be...

Another SQF Level 2 Rating for Interstate Warehousing Another SQF Level 2 Rating for Interstate Warehousing
Tippmann Group and Interstate Warehousing have announced that a third Interstate Warehousing facility in the United States has achieved Level 2 Safe Quality Foods (SQF) status. The Interstate...

Americold #1 PRW; Acquisition-driven Lineage Now #2 Americold #1 PRW; Acquisition-driven Lineage Now #2
Americold Logistics and China Merchants Americold remain the largest operator of public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) space in the world by far, according to the “2014 IARW Top 25 Global” list just...

NOCS Doubles Footprint and Capacity at Port of Charleston NOCS Doubles Footprint and Capacity at Port of Charleston
New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS), the oldest cold storage company in North America, announced on May 29 that it will more than double the size of its existing storage space at the Port of Charleston....

Fish, Potato and Vegetable Trends Bode Well for Eurofrigo Fish, Potato and Vegetable Trends Bode Well for Eurofrigo
Just back from the Seafood Expo Global trade fair in Brussels when FrozenFoodsBiz.com editors caught up with him on May 9, Eurofrigo Managing Director Derk van Mackelenbergh was all smiles. “We...

Snowman, Pan-India PRW Network, to Issue New Shares Snowman, Pan-India PRW Network, to Issue New Shares
Snowman Logistics, a unit of Gateway Distriparks that is regarded as one of the largest public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) logistics service operators in India, is expected to be listed on the stock...

Panama City to Host WFLO Latin America Institute Panama City to Host WFLO Latin America Institute
The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a member of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), will hold its first WFLO Institute in Latin America from July...

Cloverleaf Breaks Ground for Illinois Distribution Center Cloverleaf Breaks Ground for Illinois Distribution Center
Sioux City, Iowa, USA-headquartered Cloverleaf Cold Storage plans to open a new refrigerated warehouse and distribution center in Monmouth, Illinois, next April. It is expected that 150 fulltime jobs...

Tom Poe New IARW Chairman; Frank Plant Heads WFLO Tom Poe New IARW Chairman; Frank Plant Heads WFLO
New officers and board members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), an education and research foundation affiliated...

Brazil’s Leading Cold Chain Association Allies with GCCA Brazil’s Leading Cold Chain Association Allies with GCCA
The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and the Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Armazenagem Reigorificada (ABIAF) have partnered to broaden GCCA’s presence...

Corey Rosenbusch Takes Helm at Global Cold Chain Alliance Corey Rosenbusch Takes Helm at Global Cold Chain Alliance
Corey Rosenbusch was named president and chief executive officer of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) at the conclusion of the 123rd IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo, which recently took place in...

Retiring IARW-WFLO Leader Honored at San Diego Convention Retiring IARW-WFLO Leader Honored at San Diego Convention
The 123rd IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo in San Diego April 26-30 broke all attendance records and exhibitor counts, no doubt due to an extraordinary program and trade show that addressed important...

Bill Hudson to be Feted by IARW-WFLO Conventioneers Bill Hudson to be Feted by IARW-WFLO Conventioneers
There will be a lot in store for delegates attending the upcoming 123rd running of the IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo in San Diego, California, which runs from April 26-30 at the Manchester Grand...

Kloosterboer Plugs into Sun Power Big Time at Maasvlakte Kloosterboer Plugs into Sun Power Big Time at Maasvlakte
The installation of 1,800 solar panels on the huge roof of the Kloosterboer Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte, which are now turning sunlight into power, not only makes the cold storage operation the...

Former IARW-WFLO Vice President Benjamin Milk Passes Away Former IARW-WFLO Vice President Benjamin Milk Passes Away
Benjamin L. Milk of Rockville, Maryland, USA, principal of Milk Associates, a Washington, DC-area management consultancy specializing in the cold storage industry, died on April 4, following a...

Maersk Line Increases Business While Reducing CO2 Footprint Maersk Line Increases Business While Reducing CO2 Footprint
Maersk Line has released its Sustainability Progress Update for 2013, showing a CO2 reduction of 3.8 million tons during a year when the business grew at a rate of 4.1%. “It was a good year for...

Boehler Succeeds Gault as New President of Americold Boehler Succeeds Gault as New President of Americold
Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Americold (www.americold.com), an international temperature controlled warehousing and logistics provider, has announced that Fred W. Boehler, its chief operating...

GCCA Hosts Cold Chain Executive Meeting in Shanghai GCCA Hosts Cold Chain Executive Meeting in Shanghai
Over 30 senior level cold chain professionals gathered at the first Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Executive Connection, held recently in Shanghai. The event was an invitation-only education and...

Lineage Logistics to Buy Millard Refrigerated Services Lineage Logistics to Buy Millard Refrigerated Services
Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company operating 90 cold storage facilities in 21 states in the USA, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Millard Refrigerated Services, a...

Report Says Cold Chain Market Value to Double by 2017 Report Says Cold Chain Market Value to Double by 2017
Providers of cold chain services, who reportedly rang up international sales of $75,565 million in 2011, are expected to more than double revenues to $157,142.2 million by 2017. That is equivalent to...

Cool Logistics Americas Set for São Paulo in May Cool Logistics Americas Set for São Paulo in May
Extending its established Cool Logistics events in Northern Europe and Southern Africa, London-based organizer Cool Logistics Resources Ltd has teamed up with Brazilian partner Update Comunicação...

Two Warehouse Roof Collapses in US, with More Snow on Way Two Warehouse Roof Collapses in US, with More Snow on Way
With yet another winter storm expected to cut a large swath through the United States stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast over a four-day period beginning February 28, warehouse...

New Chief Operating Officer at Henningsen Cold Storage New Chief Operating Officer at Henningsen Cold Storage
Paul Henningsen has been promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer of Hillsboro, Oregon, USA-headquartered Henningsen Cold Storage Co. He will administer and coordinate...

Key Staff Promotions at New Orleans Cold Storage Key Staff Promotions at New Orleans Cold Storage
New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) has promoted two executives to senior positions at its headquarters office in the Crescent City. Jim Henderson is now vice president of sales and marketing, and Jeff...

Major Expansion of Henningsen Cold Storage in Portland Major Expansion of Henningsen Cold Storage in Portland
Construction is under way on a 2.7 million cubic foot expansion of Henningsen Cold Storage's facility in Portland, Oregon. Upon completion in May, it will offer 7.9 million total cubic feet of space,...

Robert Tucker to Address IARW-WFLO Convention Robert Tucker to Address IARW-WFLO Convention
Robert B.Tucker, president of Innovation Resource and internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation, will keynote the 123rd International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)...

Ardo Boosting Cold Storage Capacity in UK Ardo Boosting Cold Storage Capacity in UK
Ardooie, Belgium-headquartered frozen vegetable and fruit specialist Ardo NV is expanding cold storage capacity by 20% at its United Kingdom factory complex in Charing, Kent. Approximately £4 million...

Henningsen Names Manager for PRW in Oregon Henningsen Names Manager for PRW in Oregon
Kevin Cummings has been hired general manager of Henningsen Cold Storage Company’s newest public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Salem, Oregon, USA. He will direct day-to-day operations of the...

More Space for Produce at USCS Laredo Facility More Space for Produce at USCS Laredo Facility
Voorhees, New Jersey-headquartered United States Cold Storage (USCS) has added an additional 6,000 pallet positions to its 1.6 million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in Laredo, Texas. The...

New Management for ECSLA Ahead of Spring Conference New Management for ECSLA Ahead of Spring Conference
The European Cold Storage and Logistics Association (ECSLA) has scheduled its Spring Cold Chain Logistics Conference for February 24-26 at the Crowne Plaza in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The two-day...

Fletchers Doubles Kara Coldstore Capacity in Manchester Fletchers Doubles Kara Coldstore Capacity in Manchester
The Fletchers Group of Bakeries in the United Kingdom announced on January 7 that a £1 million expansion of cold storage facilities has been completed at its Kara foodservice unit in Manchester. The...

IACSC Elects New Officers and Board Members IACSC Elects New Officers and Board Members
The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) on December 19 announced that Wade Hudson, president of Cold Storage Construction Services...

Mullica Hill Cold Storage Expanding in New Jersey Mullica Hill Cold Storage Expanding in New Jersey
Mullica Hill Cold Storage has broken ground on a facility expansion at its Pedricktown, New Jersey, USA warehouse. In addition to offering 14,000 more pallet spaces (which will boost the company’s...

Kloosterboer to Open New Coldstore in Poland Kloosterboer to Open New Coldstore in Poland
Kloosterboer, in collaboration with Północnoatlantycka Organizacja Producentów (PAOP), plans to open a 30,000-ton capacity refrigerated warehouse in the Polish port city of Gdansk by April of 2014....

Yearsley Group Focuses on Next Generation Yearsley Group Focuses on Next Generation
Harry Yearsley, managing director of the Heywood, UK-based Yearsley Group, recently welcomed Rochdale Borough’s Mayor and Mayoress, as well as Councillors to the company’s headquarters. They were...

Henningsen PRWs Get Organic Certification Henningsen PRWs Get Organic Certification
Hillsboro, Oregon, USA-headquartered Henningsen Cold Storage has received USDA Organic Certification for two more facilities after Oregon Tilth evaluated its public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) in...

Damco’s Third Quarter Results on Par with Last Year, Maersk Company Continues to Invest in Future Growth Damco’s Third Quarter Results on Par with Last Year, Maersk Company Continues to Invest in Future Growth
Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco generated revenues of $836 million during the third quarter of 2013, which was down a bit from the previous year’s turnover of $838...

USCS Expansion at Wilmington Boosts Capacity for Frozen and Refrigerated Foods in Midwest Market USCS Expansion at Wilmington Boosts Capacity for Frozen and Refrigerated Foods in Midwest Market
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has completed a 4.1 million-cubic-foot expansion in Wilmington, Illinois, thus significantly enhancing the company’s storage and distribution capabilities in the...

Preferred Freezer Services to Expand Footprint in China Through Joint Venture with Sinotrans, Yang Ming, Yida Preferred Freezer Services to Expand Footprint in China Through Joint Venture with Sinotrans, Yang Ming, Yida
Chatham, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Preferred Freezer Services has entered into a joint venture with three partners: Sinotrans Limited, a leading logistics service provider in China; affiliates of...

Service Cold Storage and Tippmann Group Break Ground On New Warehouse in Wisconsin Service Cold Storage and Tippmann Group Break Ground On New Warehouse in Wisconsin
Executives from Service Cold Storage (SCS) and the Tippmann Group on October 30 joined with city and state officials in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA, to break ground for construction of a new cold...

Association Professional Awards Go to Cory Rosenbush of GCCA Association Professional Awards Go to Cory Rosenbush of GCCA
Corey Rosenbusch, president and chief operating officer (COO) of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has snapped up two prestigious association professional...

Not Exactly Smooth Sailing Ahead for Container Shippers, Maersk and Hamburg Sud Executives Tell Cool Logistics Forum Not Exactly Smooth Sailing Ahead for Container Shippers, Maersk and Hamburg Sud Executives Tell Cool Logistics Forum
The container shipping industry still faces a very tough economic and investment climate. That was the shared opinion of Peter Fredriksen, executive board member of Hamburg Sud, and Thomas Eskesen,...

Yearsley Logistics obtain planning in Peterborough for 3rd Superhub Yearsley Logistics obtain planning in Peterborough for 3rd Superhub
Yearsley Logistics has now received detailed planning permission to build a 150,000 pallet cold store in Peterborough. This 3rd Superhub is planned to be built in phases, commencing in 2014 in the...

Yearsley Logistics put Phase 5 Heywood expansion into Operation Yearsley Logistics put Phase 5 Heywood expansion into Operation
12 Months on from Ground Breaking Ceremony sees retail customers CSM move in to new cold store Less than 12 months since the company’s ground breaking event held in Summer 2012, the first phase of a...

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