Supply Chain News / 3PLs & 4PLs / Risk & Compliance

New 3PL Cold Chain Report Released

February 18, 2013
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

New report highlights the food industry’s global cold chain market, with a focus on third-party logistics providers and their approaches to storage and transport of chilled/frozen foods.

The market research report is available in Reportlinker.com’s catalogue and is titled “Cold Chain Market for Food Industry (With a focus on 3PL Service Providers) By Types (Storage & Transport), Product Types (Chilled & Frozen), Applications (Fruits & Vegetables, Bakery, Dairy & Sea Foods) & Geography: Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017.”

As World Trade 100 readers already know, cold chain logistics is mainly applied to chilled and frozen foods in order to maintain the quality and increase the shelf life. After the 2010 economic slowdown, a major shift was observed in frozen food industry due to increased investments of the large players in this sector. Various initiatives taken by various governments have also drastically affected this market positively.

Due to the requirement of more cold storage and transport facilities, the leading players are gradually shifting towards emerging markets such as Asia and Latin America, says the report. This shift is also majorly influenced by changing preferences and tastes of the consumers in the existing market. Strategic acquisitions with smaller local companies are made by these players to enter the untapped market.

According to the report, the global cold chain market has a tremendous growth potential. North America is the largest market for cold chain logistics. The growth is also attributed to the growing demands for chilled and frozen foods and major increase in trading activities due to globalization. Growing demand for frozen food products from western countries has also triggered the frozen food industry.

Due to technological improvements, the largest producers of fruits and vegetable and dairy products are heading towards more exports of frozen foods. The U.S. forms the largest market in frozen food industry due to excessive demand for frozen food products. In Europe, Germany is one of the largest markets due to the increased consumption of frozen foods.

The report provides full analysis of the world’s leading players in the cold chain logistics industry, the key products stored and transported with the major shares, with “a clear insight and commentary on the developments and trends.”

With the huge market potential and growth, the market is likely to witness a speedy change in frozen food industry. The market is predicted to continue flourishing in the developing regions. Major shift in cold chain market is anticipated to come from emerging markets.

Cold chain specifically allows maintaining the physical and bio-chemical properties of the frozen foods, regulating the market price of the products in off-season. Also it avoids the loss of the products and reduces the wastage which supplements in increasing the income of the producers or the manufactures.

This report focuses on the global cold chain service providers market. This research categorizes the global cold chain market on the basis of types, product types, applications, and geography. Concerning geography, the report covers North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. It focuses primarily on cold storage and cold transport for both chilled and frozen foods. Those various foods include fruits and vegetables; bakery and confectionery; dairy and frozen desserts; fish, meat and seafood.

To order the 244 page report, visit the Report Linker page here.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

For more manufacturing insights, visit www.exactonline.com.

 

Podcasts

Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.

 

Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions

                                         

More Podcasts

World Trade 100 Magazine

wt november 2014

2014 November

Check out the November 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story: Technology Pushes Supply Chain Agility, plus much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Transportation Capacity

As peak season has gotten underway, what is your experience with transportation capacity?
View Results Poll Archive

WT100 STORE

world-class-warehousing.gif
World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

Use our interactive maps to locate service providers across North America.Interactive Map

Logistics Development Partners 

IWLA Members