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What Attributes Does a Great Loading Dock Door Have?

There are some great options on the market for loading dock doors; there are some vital elements which separate the great dock doors from the rest. Some of the factors include the insulation value, seals, smart integration, maintenance and more. 

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Tags: loading dock door, dock door, compact sectional door, insulated doors, cold chain logistics, logistics

6 Ways How the Meal Kit Markets Affect the Logistics Industry | Remax

The first Meal Kit delivery service started in 2007 in Europe, Middagsfrid, was the first meal kit company, launched in Sweden by Kicki Theander. The concept quickly exploded and in less than 15 years it is estimated that the industry will be worth between $3 billion and $5 billion. What a Meal Kit service does, is it provides the subscriber to their front door, pre-portioned ingredients for a number of meals every week. The customer can then take the ingredients and the provided recipe and create a home cooked meal. In 2015, Goldman Sachs research expected the meal kit industry to grow to between $3 billion and $5 billion by 2020.

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Tags: meal delivery, meal kit, logistics, cold chain logistics, fresh produce

Food Recalls and The Key to Temperature Management (Updated 2016)

According to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2015, they were notified of 603 food recalls. The average number of recalls per year for the last 10 years was 60 recalls per year. 

Undeclared allergens are the second most common reason for food recalls in Australia with 192 recalls between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2015, and an average of 19 recalls per year in this category. During the last 10 years, undeclared dairy (milk) has been the most common allergen related recall, accounting for 30% of all allergen related recalls. Peanut is the second most common type of allergen-related recalls, accounting for 18% in this category.

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Tags: rapid roller doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, high speed doors, cold storage, cold storage doors, food industry, food poisoning, listeria, food recall, food processing, cold storage warehouses, temperature control, cold chain logistics, food standards

Automate for Savings


As the cost of energy, land and labour climbs, operators of cold storage warehouses are increasingly looking to automation to control costs.

“There are a growing number of automated point solutions that can drastically reduce escalating operational costs,” says Jeff Hedges, director of business development for Dematic. In some instances, automation can reduce space requirements by as much as 50%, reduce energy consumption by 80% and labor as much as 70%.

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Tags: warehouse managers, fresh produce, warehouse hygiene, contamination prevention, food processing, Automate palletizing, coolroom, automated warehouses, frozen storage, freezers, AS/RS, cold storage warehouses, automation, 3PL, Automated storage and retrieval systems, Palletizing, frozen goods, energy consumption, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics

Best practices for managing a cold storage warehouse


As demand for perishable products grows worldwide, efficient and effective cold chain management requires strong partnerships and quick reactions.

Shippers have been managing the challenge of transporting temperature-sensitive goods since the 1700s, when British fishermen began using ice to preserve their catch while at sea. Today, the global market for cold chain products is expanding rapidly.

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Tags: cold storage, warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, cool room,, fresh produce, coolroom, frozen storage, cold storage warehouses, refrigeration, 3PL, Palletizing, frozen goods, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics, third-party logistics, dense storage

Rapid Roller Doors - The Key to Temperature Management

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing estimated over 5 million food poisoning cases in Australia, some of which may have been caused by bacteria due to improper storage of the food products. In addition, The Australia Institute found that $5.2 billion worth of food is thrown out every year. Whilst Australians contribute to this through bulk purchasing of food, it can also be caused by poor cold chain management, which resulted in the food failing to achieve the ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date. 


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Tags: rapid roller doors, high speed doors, door equipment efficiency, roller doors, temperature control, cold storage doors, cold storage warehouses, cold chain logistics, cold storage

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