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  • The global refrigerated sea transportation market

    Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global refrigerated sea transportation market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 4% during the period 2016-2020.

    • Publication date : 2016/01/18
  • Transportation of perishables: shift from air to ocean

    According to Seabury, a global advisory firm specialized in transportation, the past decade has seen a continuous shift of volumes from shipping by air to ocean.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/08
  • The LNG-fuelled fleet continues to grow

    According to the maritime classification and consultancy company DNV, orders for LNG-fuelled ships remained high in 2022, close to the record figure of 2021. The use of LNG as a...

    • Publication date : 2023/02/20
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Refrigeration’s contribution to CCS

    Led by IFP (France), the European research project Cocate - which brings together 8 other research and industrial partners worldwide for a budget of 4.5 million € - tackles the problems of rolling out a shared transportation infrastructure capable...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • World’s largest reefer ship to boost fruits exports

    Exports of New Zealand kiwifruit and South African citrus fruits to Europe have been boosted by the commissioning of the world's largest reefer vessel.

    • Publication date : 2021/07/05
    • Subjects: Developing country, General information, Figures, economy
  • Briefs: A CO2 secondary refrigerant system to test icebreakers

    Travelling through the North Pole's ice-capped seas could reduce sea transport distances between Hamburg and Osaka, Japan, or Shanghai, China, for instance, by more than 4000 nautical miles, thus allowing for great time and financial savings. The...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • China’s largest port-base cold chain project

    With a state-of-the-art mega-refrigerated warehouse project, the port of Nansha in southern China will be ready to meet the growing logistics needs of the cold chain in the region.

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
  • Marine refrigeration

    The use of natural refrigerants is gradually spreading. Here are two examples of their use in the marine sector: - Environmentally-friendly fish transport American Freedom is one of the world's largest refrigerated ships and can hold up to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Refrigeration and Food

    Given the ever-increasing processing and exportation of food, world food is consuming more and more energy by the day: a trend that threatens to send food prices rocketing overnight if not taken in hand. The US food system alone uses over 10.55 x...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Pilot project for the export of fresh vegetables by sea from Australia

    Australia’s vegetable exporters are testing modified atmosphere and controlled atmosphere packaging to increase the shelf-life of fresh produce during sea freight.

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Brief: Cryotemperatures save flooded archives

    In February 2010, "Xynthia", a major storm swept over La Rochelle, France. In order to rescue the archives of the "Conseil Général de Charente Maritime" the departmental authority that were covered with 2-metre deep sea water, cryogenic...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • The US Refrigerated Transportation Market Predicts Growth

    The refrigerated transportation market in the U.S. will grow at a CAGR of 12.44% from 2014 to 2019, according to a report from Research and Markets.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/03
  • Markets: Frozen Foods - China

    China has a clearly positive foreign trade balance. According to UbiFrance it represented 1.2 billion € in 2004. Imports are mainly centred on sea foods because of foreign companies, in particular from the USA, outsourcing their activity to China...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Fuel-cell-based system for refrigerated transport

    According to researchers* from the National Renewable Energy Centre in Sarriguren, Spain, hydrogen fuel cells could offer a solution for refrigerated transport.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/07
  • Refrigerated transport: quiet systems for flexible use

    Noise abatement standards, such as the Dutch Piek standard, tend to prompt research on quiet systems in refrigerated transport.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/29
  • New IIR publications: Guide to Refrigerated Transport

    A completely revised version of the IIR Guide to Refrigerated Transport will be published late 2009. The purpose of this book prepared by Robert Heap and other IIR experts is to provide all necessary basic information on the transport of...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • New IIR publications: Guide to Refrigerated Transport

    This new edition is a greatly extended and fully updated version of the first edition published in 1995 and enables readers to come to grips with the latest technology and trends. This book provides all necessary basic information on the transport...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Here are the latest IIR award-winners!

    Once every 4 years during each International Congress of Refrigeration, the IIR presents a series of prestigious scientific awards:. Gustav Lorentzen Medal: the prize is awarded to a person with...

    • Publication date : 2011/09/15
  • Obituary: Aldo Dellacasa

    The IIR would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Dr. Eng. Aldo Dellacasa, who died on August 19, 2018, at the age of 93.

    • Publication date : 2018/09/20
  • ICR 2011 in Prague: a Resounding Success

    The 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration held in Prague, on August 21-26, 2011, was highly successful...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/30
  • 1st IIR International Cold and Sustainability Conference

    The 1st IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain held in Cambridge, UK, on March 29-31, 2010 attracted over 150 participants from 22 countries. Academia, public and corporate research centres, public agencies and administrations, and...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • The IIR with the World Bank in West Bengal

    The IIR is a key partner in the World Bank’s project on the Inland Waterways Transport (IWT) integration into the cold chain in West Bengal 

    • Publication date : 2021/09/07
  • Conference update: Cambridge

    The 1st IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain is to be held on March 29-31, 2010. The conference, which will attract an international audience of researchers and industrialists, will bring together those with an...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Now freely accessible: The IIR International Dictionary of Refrigeration

    Now available in 11 languages, the complete version of the IIR International Dictionary of Refrigeration is freely accessible online!

    • Publication date : 2018/01/31
  • IIR committees meetings in Cambridge

    The Management Committee of the IIR met in Cambridge (UK) on March 19, 2005. It was invited by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and Cambridge Refrigeration Technology (CRT), thanks to Robert Heap. The main points discussed during were: - the...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Registration is now open for the IIR Congress 2019

    With over 1,000 abstracts selected covering all fields of refrigeration, registration is now open for the 25th International Congress of Refrigeration.

    • Publication date : 2019/02/25
  • See what's in our events calendar for 2016!

    ICR2015 may be over, but the IIR’s conference activities in 2016 show a promising choice of events covering cutting-edge refrigeration themes from refrigerants to energy issues; from cold chain sustainability to new refrigeration technologies.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/02
  • Call for abstracts now open for ICR 2019

    From August 24-30, 2019, birthplace to the Montreal Protocol signed in 1987, Montreal (Canada),will host the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration – ICR 2019.

    • Publication date : 2018/01/16
  • Obituary: Per-Oskar Persson

    The former Managing Director of Frigoscandia AB, Per-Oskar Persson of Helsingborg, Sweden passed away on August 26, 2008, at the age of 84. He was an Honorary Member of IIR, President of Commission D1, 1971 - 1979, and Head of Section D 1979 -...

    • Publication date : 2008/09/29
  • What you didn’t know about IIR membership!

    Access, join, engage! Join the IIR and become a part of an international network dedicated to refrigeration.

    • Publication date : 2021/04/13