Cold Chain

By Patrick Burnson · October 5, 2017
TOTE Maritime Alaska has selected ORBCOMM to provide a broad portfolio of telematics to monitor and control its refrigerated and dry intermodal and over-the-road assets, including containers, trailers and flatbeds.
By Patrick Burnson · October 2, 2017
The largest ocean cargo gateway for U.S. agricultural exports on the West Coast has announced a major upgrade, as Port of Oakland Commissioners last week approved an $11 million rail spur to Cool Port Oakland.
By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2017
While Amazon’s recent bid to purchase Whole Foods made mainstream headlines, the e-commerce giant will still need to adhere to time-tested realities. Any way you slice it, the integrated U.S. cold chain requires optimized service from existing ports, 3PLs, cold storage warehousing, transportation providers and high-value vendors.
By Peter Moore · August 28, 2017
This consumer-focused “cold chain”—temperature controlled supply chain—is only a recent example of a decades-long push to perfect a global system of item level tracking in supply chain management.
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2017
Descartes Systems Group, a global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it had acquired MacroPoint, LLC, earlier this month, LM learned that there would be implications for shippers reliant upon the cold chain chain.
By Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2017
Amazon's play for Whole Foods is a game changer for logistics managers who are still coping with the urgency of e-commerce demands.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2016
The recent Global Cold Chain Alliance report shows that temperature-controlled warehouse space has experienced steady growth since 2014. Emerging markets, including those with undeveloped transport infrastructure, played a key role in this trend in spite of lingering challenges. Cold Storage Transportation News, Trends in cold supply chain tranportation
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2016
SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, today introduces the Port of Hueneme, California as a new port call on its West Coast Central America (WCCA) Service.
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2016
Despite many adversities for the maritime sector over the last year, seaborne perishable reefer trade increased in 2015 - and is forecast to grow further still in 2016.
PREMIUM
By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
An examination of the breadth of services today’s third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have to offer and how shippers can create a long-lasting, mutually-beneficial relationship with today’s more multi-faceted service partners. Custom digital issue for the third party logistics providers highlighting how to create lasting relationships with providers.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2015
The 2015 public warehousing market continues to chart steady gains and ongoing consolidation.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2015
Biomed, pharmaceuticals, and food lead the list of high-value commodities moving through complex modal networks to both new and well-established markets. But emerging markets are where shippers are seeking the biggest margins—and facing the largest hurdles.
By Josh Bond · April 9, 2013
IARW president and vice president of Global Cold Chain Alliance comments on the rankings.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2013
Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.
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From the October 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
An early adopter, Rochester Drug Cooperative is using robotic piece-picking technology to complement picking of slow-moving items. System report for Rochester Drug Cooperative, Robotic picking and inventory management, Innovative distribution center robotics solutions , IAM Robotics case study
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