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RFL Cargo adapts to the new escalation of cost increases.

Refrigerated transport tries to optimise processes to save costs

Electricity accounts for 40% of the costs in the refrigeration industry and its use is required 24 hours a day. Since the new electricity rates came into force in our country, with a considerable price increase that affects both production areas and households, the refrigeration sector has been trying to adapt to the new situation in the best possible way. In some cases it has been possible to adjust processes and procedures to moderate the impact, [...]

The AWB is a document widely used in international air transport.

What is Air Waybill (AWB)?

The Air Waybill (AWB),or air waybill, is the document that must accompany the contract of international air transport in any commercial transaction. It is an official notification that serves to justify the products or goods on board a cargo aircraft.This is the most important notification of an export or import by air and the airline will deliver the goods at destination to the natural or legal person listed as the final consignee on the Air [...]

Cold logistics, present and future for a strategic sector

The outbreak of the COVID-19 health crisis has highlighted the importance of logistics in the service of the most essential industries. After more than a year of tireless work by land, sea and air, the large logistics chains have shown their efficiency and resilience with total competitiveness. Special mention should be made of cold logistics, which has managed to position itself as essential during the toughest months of the pandemic and now, when [...]

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 [...]

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