“Market control and the game of power.”

China across the seas: Empire and power in the 21st century

Beijing’s shipping lines carry more containers than those from any other country. The Chinese carriers together controlled 20 per cent of all container shipping handled by the world’s top container lines. In terms of container ports, China already rules the seas. Almost 75 %  of the world’s top 50 ports had some degree of Chinese […]

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Global food trends and advances in reefer technology

According to Euromonitor, China now consumes 40% of the world’s fruit and vegetables. Growing incomes are fuelling a willingness to pay more for higher quality, healthy foods. And the enormous purchasing power of China’s middle class alone is having a significant impact on global food trends, which in turn drives advances in cargo care and […]

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”

European grocery retail market to reach €2,289bn by 2022

The European grocery retail market will add €377.6 billion in sales to reach €2,289 billion by 2022, with growth in the region driven by the dynamic economies of Central and Eastern Europe, according to new forecasts from international grocery research organisation, IGD. The grocery retail markets of Poland, Romania and Russia are expected to enjoy strong […]

“It’s very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.”

Morocco – Spain’s Main Supplier Of Fruits & Vegetables

Morocco consolidated its position as Spain’s main supplier of fruits and vegetables in 2017, with exports worth 462.3 million Euros until last October, said in press release, the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants (FEPEX). These imports from Morocco increase by 36% over the same period […]

“Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.”

An avocado’s shelf-life now is only two days by revolutionary technique!

Two days of extra shelf life is being given to ripe avocados which can quickly spoil, becoming black and squishy. A packaging innovation that involves running them through a beam of shortwave ultraviolet (UV) light to kill off bacteria spores mean they keep for longer. And they are being packaged in a revolutionary film with […]

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