Yigou and ExFresh Look to Expand China’s Cold Chain Delivery Network

Alibaba’s business-to-consumer retail platform Tmall said it will invest an additional US$300 million in online fresh food vendor Yiguo, in a bid to strengthen its online grocery and fresh food business. Tmall is hoping to leverage on Yiguo’s existing cold chain delivery network to achieve nationwide delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables within 24 hours

Refrigerated Train Service Begins in Xinjiang Region with the Importation of Concentrate Juice

The first refrigerated-container train in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region left Horgos Saturday [10 June 2017] for the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. The train with 40 refrigerated-containers is 620 meters long. It carried about 1,160 tonnes of concentrate juice from the border port of Horgos to Hangzhou…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key Point

XPCC Signs Agreement with Logistics Company to Develop a Cold Chain Project in Xinjiang Region

On February 21st, the Xinjiang production and Construction Corps held a signing ceremony with the Xinjiang Ding Hong International Cold Chain Logistics Co. Ltd. At the ceremony, representatives of the two sides signed an agreement, whereby 280 million yuan [~US$40 million] would be invested in a new cold chain logistics project…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Mar

Japan’s Asahi Group Sells Off its Shandong Farm and Dairy Business Due in Part to China’s Underdeveloped Cold Storage Logistics

After about a decade of expansion in China, Japan-based beverage maker Asahi Group Holdings has decided to sell off its farm and dairy business in the country. Asahi launched its farm business in 2006 in East China’s Shandong Province, using Japanese agricultural technology and experience in vegetable production, according to a report by ribenxinwen.com on

China Exports Fresh Fruit and Garlic to Russia via Refrigerated Container Train

China’s first refrigerated-container train left for Moscow from northeast China’s Dalian on Monday, marking the opening of a new transport link between the two countries. The new refrigerated-freight line is 8,600 km long, with trains taking about 10 days to reach Moscow. The train is carrying products worth US$150,000, including pears from Hebei, pomelos from

JD.com Partners with Shanghai Cold Storage Company to Supply Fresh Produce in Tianjin

Jingdong (one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms) [JD.com] fresh produce and Zhengming Logistics jointly open their cold storage in Tianjin Lanxi cold chain logistic center.  This one serves as Jingdong’s first cold chain storage in Tianjin city, which will be operated through Shanghai Zhengming logistic system. Thanks to its minus 18 degrees’ cold chain, customers

Chinese Demand for Pasteurized Milk Expected to Grow Thanks to Developing Cold Chain

China’s consumption of pasteurized milk will grow faster than ultra heat treated liquid milk in coming years as more milk sources become available and due to the development of cold chain logistics, according to a latest study. An increasing number of consumers in economically developed regions will prefer the better flavor and increased health awareness