Barpro Storage August 2018 Newsletter

Barpro Storage August 2018 Newsletter
 
 

Barpro Storage August 2018 Newsletter

 
     
 

Barpro Storage August 2018 Newsletter

 
 
 
 
Remodelling the MFT Cold Store in Durban
 
   
 

"Since acquiring the MFT facility in 2016, we set out with a purpose to overhaul the business, leveraging off the multimodal nature of the site to service the conventional and containerised, commercial and cold treatment export markets.   The make-over called for an experienced and dedicated team, significant investment to the facility, seeing the upgrade,…

 
 
 
 
The importance of promoting homeostasis for your cold store employees
 
   
 

Pictured: South African cold store workers should not have to resort to bubble wrap to keep their feet warm while working at cold temperatures. In some situations the human body and motor cars have similar responses. Temperature is one. Overheating doesn’t work with internal combustion engines. Gaskets blow and cylinder heads warp. At the moment…

 
 
 
 
Various types of Pallet support
 
   
 

The Foresta Timber Group supplies timber decking which can be used to support “disposable” pallets in mobile racking applications. While timber decking is cheaper per pallet than metal support or grids – they can have the following disadvantages Restricts air flow Can be an additional fire hazard Benefits - Adds support to the whole pallet…

 
 
 
 
Freezer Containers Vs. Freezer Stores
 
   
 

Pictured: Freezer Container (Source) In Luanda and Lagos there are companies that stack old freezer or reefer containers (6 and 12 meter) up to 4 high and use them mainly for the storage of frozen chicken. Companies with limited cold storage requirements in South Africa also use reefer containers for the same purpose but on…

 
 
 
 
As seen on the Internet - "‘Outstanding’ sustainability score"
 
   
 

Picture Source: portofrotterdam.com If you want to see the future of cold storage, Kloosterboer is not a bad place to start. If Kloosterboer is using PV panels in Rotterdam how much more effective would they be in Joburg or Cape Town? As Eskom demands further tariff increases, PV panels must become increasingly attractive.   "Cool Port…

 
 
 
 
Storax Mobile Racking is installed at RLS Logisitics
 
   
 

RLS Logisitics is a third-party logistic provider (3PL) operating out of New Jersey. A niche player in the US cold storage Industry RLS is a nimble third generation family business which originally grew out of mushroom farming. Commercial cold storage operations began in 1968 when cold storage as a business was in its infancy. Their…

 
 
 
 
"5 reasons LED lighting is safer than HPS for cold storage facilities"
 
   
 

This recently read lighting article seems a bit over the top. Is this supplier using scare tactics after all high pressure sodiums have been used in freezer stores for years? How can energy savings be quantified. What about the cost of LEDs versus other forms of lighting? Comments from all the lighting experts out there would…

 
 
 
 
Conestoga Cold Storage chooses Storax Mobile Racking
 
   
 

Another major player which has seen the advantages of Storax mobiles (Poweracks) over double deep racking.   Conestoga Cold Storage serves customers from across Canada and around the world. Conestoga expanded its Calgary freezer footprint with three key storage objectives: Fully maximize pallet storage capacity Full accessibility to each pallet location Minimize labor and energy…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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