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El sector agrario español aguanta el tipo a nivel exportador.

The double challenge for the Spanish agricultural sector: maintaining its exports and avoiding Brexit

The Spanish fruit and vegetable sector increased its exports by 7% in 2020 despite the pandemic, reaching an all-time record of 14,594 million euros. In fact, 70% of the total turnover of the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector is related to foreign markets. Furthermore, according to the same sources, per capita consumption of this type of food increased by 14% last year. Currently, Spanish production in the agricultural business is the leading [...]

The use of natural refrigerants is under debate.

What are natural refrigerants?

Refrigerants are widely used in the food and beverage industry, both for production, storage and transport. Natural refrigerants are chemical substances produced by biochemical processes in nature. One of their advantages is that they make an almost negligible contribution to global warming, which reduces their effects on the ozone layer.Some experts consider natural refrigerants to be the ultimate solution to the environmental problems caused by [...]

Cold logistics, more essential than ever.

Cold logistics in times of exigent vaccinations

The cold logistics sector has experienced significant growth in demand in recent years, both in storage and in the transport of perishable products. According to some organisations in the sector, this has been due to three fundamental factors: the increase in household spending and consumption, the rise of online food commerce and the growth of Spanish imports and exports.According to data from the Customs and Excise Department of the Ministry of [...]

Smart ticketing is linked to the rise of e-commerce.

The intelligent refrigerated lockers

According to some analysts, by 2025 the growth of e-commerce will boost the use of automatic parcel terminals to hitherto unheard of levels. Among the sectors that will see the greatest boost is the food sector, and it is here that the figure of intelligent refrigerated lockers appears.This is a solution that is increasingly being used by shopping centres, supermarkets and municipal markets to provide an alternative for the collection of all kinds [...]

When the Brexit becomes effective, the transport of perishables will be affected.

Spanish perishable products and Brexit

Brexit, or the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, was implemented on 31 January 2020 and there is now a transitional period for the British Islands to remain in the European market until 31 December. From that date onwards, citizens and companies will begin to notice the differences in a new bilateral relationship, which has yet to be defined.Spain exports a large quantity of foodstuffs to the United Kingdom, which is a very important [...]

Global seaborne trade in reefer containers grew by 1.7% in 2019.

Perishables traffic will continue to grow in the current global context

The traffic of refrigerated containers by sea will reach 156 million tons by 2024 according to the reports of some specialized consultants. This forecast represents an average expansion of 3.7% over the next few years. However, this figure contrasts with what is expected for dry freight containers whose growth forecast is currently only 2.2%. In fact, world maritime trade in refrigerated containers recorded a growth of 1.7% in 2019, reaching 130.5 [...]

The transport of refrigerated products requires specific regulations.

ATP in the special transport of perishables

The ATP Code refers to the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Goods and which special vehicles are used for this purpose. This agreement was signed in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1970 and is a technical-sanitary regulation that specifies all the requirements to be met by special vehicles for the transport of perishable foodstuffs and their corresponding control mechanisms. In addition, it also establishes the maximum temperatures to [...]

RFL is an expert in tailor-made logistics solutions.

Is there perfect packaging in the cold chain?

Every logistics company that works with cold must always study all transport operations to avoid damage to perishable products. Maintaining the cold chain throughout the entire process, from packaging to the consumer, is a priority. In this context, packaging plays a very important role in maintaining an optimal temperature. A premise based on the professionalism that large operators who work with cold have in mind, as is the case of RFL, experts in [...]

Perishable logistics are more standardized.

The CEIV Fresh certificate in perishable logistics

Perishable products are a growing market for air cargo, especially in recent months following the COVID-19 crisis. It is becoming increasingly important to ensure that such short-lived products reach their final destination intact.From IATA (International Air Transport Association) the CEIV Fresh was launched in 2019 to improve the handling and transportation of perishable products. With this certification, carriers are assured that companies are [...]

The use of pallets is very widespread in national and international transport.

The pallet exchange, at risk?

The European pallet arose from the need to standardise its use in order to obtain better use of space. A pallet is around 25 kilograms and can support loads of up to 1,500 (and statically, without moving the pallet, it can reach up to 4,000 kilograms).Nowadays it is unthinkable to transport without the use of pallets because of its numerous advantages (less preparation time, lower loading and unloading costs, increased productivity...). All [...]

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