World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Maersk to build 45,000m2 cold store in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND: Integrated container logistics company Maersk is to build a new 45,000m2 cold chain facility in the Waikato District, the fourth largest region in New Zealand. 

The new facility will have more than 16,000m2 of fully convertible temperature-controlled space with temperatures ranging from -25°C to 15°C. It will provide storage for over 21,000 pallets of cold chain products. It is scheduled to start operations in late 2023.

Located in the Ruakura Superhub, the new facility will have easy access to the road network between Hamilton and Auckland. It is next to the new SH1 dual carriage way and adjacent to the Ruakura Inland Port, providing a seamless link to the Ports of Tauranga and Auckland.

The facility will feature advanced energy management including a CO2 refrigeration system, solar energy, rainwater harvesting and a low carbon policy for the construction. It targets to achieve an audited 5 Star Green Star rating in New Zealand.

Latest News

12th July 2024

Chinese HFC blends evaded anti-dumping duties

USA: The US Department of Commerce has ruled that imports of certain blend refrigerants from Turkey, Malaysia and China have been circumventing anti-dumping duties imposed in 2016.
12th July 2024

High temperature heat pump on R513A

EUROPE: Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new high temperature water-to-water heat pump using lower GWP refrigerant R513A.
11th July 2024

Danfoss opens new factory in Mexico

MEXICO: Danfoss has inaugurated a new 40,000m² compressor, sensor and heat exchanger manufacturing plant at its Monterrey campus.
11th July 2024

Belfield chairs FETA Training and Skills Group

UK: Manufacturers’ group FETA has appointed Wendy Belfield, of BEMS controls company InTandem Systems, as chair of its Training and Skills Group.
10th July 2024

Fridge achieves Peak performance

UK: A fridge sponsored by wholesaler Beijer Ref is aiming to raise £5,000 after completing the 100km Peak District Ultra Challenge strapped to the back of charity fundraiser Daniel Fairbrother.
10th July 2024

OCR scanning to speed HVAC spares identification

USA: Parts Town, the distributor of OEM parts for foodservice, HVAC parts and residential appliance equipment, has added visual search capabilities to its mobile app.