Gearing up for the Cold Supply Chain

Gearing up for the Cold Supply Chain
Source: Brian G. Miles, Managing Director, SSI SCHAEFER APAC/ Middle East

The cold supply chain is a multi-billion dollar business; more and more companies in Asia are now positioning themselves to be part of the industry.
The growth of retail sector throughout the region has driven the demand for cold storage facilities, and 3rd-Party Logistics (3PL) companies focusing on cold storage and distribution. The cold supply chain is a multi-billion dollar business; more and more companies in Asia are now positioning themselves to be part of the industry. The growth of retail sector throughout the region has driven the demand for cold storage facilities, and 3rd-Party Logistics (3PL) companies focusing on cold storage and distribution.
In Europe, the cold store sector has boomed, with over 20% of entire industry concentrating on frozen food storage. For example, the total volume of German cold logistics companies and cold stores now contains around ten million cubic metres of storage area, with over 2.5 million pallet positions. In the last 4 years alone, an average of 200,000 pallets locations are added each year.
For the Asia Pacific region, this industry is still in its infancy, although one can see changes quickly being implemented – traditional “wet markets” being replaced by new Super and Hyper-markets; life styles and eating habits change; and as Asian economies get more affluent, retail spending sets record highs.
However this new industry falls behind other market leaders when it comes to the provision of modern warehouse systems and logistics…

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