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HVACIT out of the park

Charmaine Fernz examines the extent of use of IT-enabled HVACR devices in the building construction industry

Added: Jan 24, 2022 | By Charmaine Fernz


Meet the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases

On the occasion of the Second International World Food Loss Day, Ziad Al Bawaliz, Danfoss Regional President (Turkey, Middle East, Africa), highlights how if food loss and waste were a country, would account for approximately eight per cent of GHG emissions

Added: Sep 28, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


Dateline Bosporus

The Turkish HVACR industry has witnessed turbulences, from financial instability to the pandemic; and yet, local and international companies say they are positive about the future, with technology being the key driver

Added: Sep 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


KRN gets new Global Commercial Director

Heat exchanger manufacturer says new appointee will be responsible for its international growth, starting with Middle East and Europe

Added: Jun 28, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


The right mix of skills

Digital transformation in the refrigeration domain calls for a thorough knowledge in refrigeration systems and controls systems, along with digital literacy, says Raja Subramanyam

Added: May 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

Ignore Digitalisation at your own peril

Digitalisation can squeeze out profits from system operations, ensuring savings in terms of running costs resulting from slower depreciation of machines, decrease in labour costs and from energy savings, says Raja Subramanyam, adding that machine failures and system stoppages, which could cause loss of several thousands of dollars, can be avoided

Added: Apr 13, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


A digital transformation in food retail and other aspects of the food cold chain has vast positive implications on operational efficiency, argues Raja Subramanyam

Added: Mar 17, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


‘One cup at a time’

Andrés Londoño and Santiago Londoño, third- and fourth-generation farmers of Colombian Exotic Coffee, discuss the family-owned company’s commitment and investment to pioneering innovative cold chain processes, as part of its move to revolutionise the Middle East market’s coffee experience

Added: Feb 8, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Fresh food, with minimum energy

Danfoss says its Alsense IoT services, equipped with a holistic store-level software suite, will empower food retailers

Added: Jan 24, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


Islington and Clapham

As we bid goodbye to 2020 and gingerly step into 2021, the feeling is not of relief, because the virus is still on the prowl. It must be added, though, that we have reached an inflexion point with the early promise being shown by some of the vaccines that have been deployed. Now, amidst the […]

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UPS delivers Pfizer vaccine in Saudi Arabia

Says it has spent months developing new products, agile approaches and new capabilities to ensure it is fully prepared to deliver the vaccine at the right time, at the right temperature

Added: Dec 21, 2020 | By CCME Content Team


Securing the cold chain from within

The 9th edition of Food Chain, also known as the Middle East Cold Chain Food Safety Conference, proved to be a platform for riveting discussions. Against the backdrop of the conference, Mozzamil Zakki Aissa, Supply Chain Manager, Al Rawabi Dairy, spoke to Ranjana Konatt of Climate Control Middle East, providing insights into Al Rawabi’s approach to securing the cold chain internally and the importance of investing in technology and infrastructure. Excerpts…

Added: Feb 10, 2019 | By Ranjana Konatt

‘The more we know, the more we can act on’

Sheikh Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Director, Animal Development & Health Department, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, discusses how disruptive technology and the Internet of Things can enhance overall reliability of the cold chain, and the need to invest in training to manage data in such a manner that it paves the way for actionable insights against inefficiencies. Excerpts from the interview with Hannah Jo Uy on the sidelines of the 9th edition of Food Chain (the Middle East Cold Chain Food Safety Conference)…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

Mind the gap!

Is a lackadaisical approach to designing and operating cold stores and transport refrigeration equipment a threat to food safety? What initiatives have been implemented to address the gaps in the cold chain and what more remains to be done? Hannah Jo Uy draws key insights from discussions during the 9th edition of Food Chain (the Middle East Food Safety and Cold Chain Conference)…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy


Exploring the benefits of IoT-enabled sensors

IoT-enabled sensors can help businesses and projects save time and money as well as monitor productivity of the work being done, says Co-Founder, Time Control Technologies

Added: Dec 6, 2018 | By Ranjana Konatt

Making the links strong

Surendar Balakrishnan, Editor, Climate Control Middle East on October 31, chaired a session on cold chain during the 12th International Food Safety Conference held from October 29 to 31, in Dubai. Hannah Jo Uy covered the discussion, which revolved around transport refrigeration and cold storage facilities…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

‘A choreographed approach to securing the cold chain’

Lachlan Gyde, Executive Director, Retail, Residential and Commercial, Ithra Dubai; Abdul Rashid, Group CEO, Pulseberry Health Consulting and Ali Al Hammadi, Operations Supervisor, Waterfront Market, provide a glimpse into the Waterfront Market’s day-to-day activities, the integrated approach being rolled out to ensure food safety by way of securing the cold chain and the intangible payback of high investment in quality facilities and a skilled work force. Excerpts from their interview with Hannah Jo Uy…

Added: Sep 30, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

End-to-end traceability

What Food Watch, Dubai Municipality’s new digital platform, means for the cold chain industry

Added: Apr 12, 2018 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

An end to the freeze-thaw see-saw

B Surendar, the Editor of Climate Control Middle East, presents his views on applying blockchain in the HVACR realm.

Added: Apr 19, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


Maintaining integrity of temperature and principles

Offering a three-pronged approach to achieving a responsible cold chain, Abhishek Ajay Shah elucidates the best practices that need to be adopted for tightening the links.

Added: Mar 26, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


Monitoring cold storages

The Real-time Monitoring and Management Systems (RMMS) allows the user to monitor and perform diagnostics in case of an emergency

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Beware the chain snatchers!

Brent Melvin succinctly sums up the roadblocks in efficient food chain logistics, and suggests that the time and money spent on due diligence and sophisticated equipment to ensure food safety prove cost-effective in the long run.

Added: Mar 15, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

Hidden Source

Dramatic representation on food wastage touches the core of the conscience

Added: Feb 8, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


Why do we have to produce enough food to feed 10 billion people?

Over 160 delegates gathered at the 3rd World Cold Chain Summit to discuss the progress the world has made in minimising food loss and food wastage, and the challenges that lie ahead to eradicate hunger, strengthen livelihoods and lower greenhouse emissions.

Added: Feb 7, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

Vigilating from far away

Krish Saxena elaborates on the benefits of remote monitoring and management in commercial refrigeration

Added: Jan 30, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


Labelling the cold chain

UTC, the organiser of the 3rd Cold Chain Summit, calls for a cross-cutting team to launch a global initiative to label the cold chain and recognise the efforts taken by food suppliers to prevent or minimise food loss.

Added: Jan 26, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

‘Top management wants to apply the Turkey blueprint to the whole region’

Levent Taşkın, former General Manager of Danfoss Turkey and the company’s new Regional President for Turkey, Middle East and Africa, in conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East to discuss his plans for the region, including replicating the company’s performance in the Turkey market through an improved customer service system and unified business units.

Added: Jun 29, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘We would like to see a lot more of integrated building design’

David Underwood, ASHRAE President*, and B Surendar, Editorial Director & Associate Publisher, CPI Industry, met during ACREX 2016 in Mumbai, India, for a discussion on the HVACR industry. Their conversation covered a wide arc encompassing subjects like integrated building design, efficacy of District Cooling, tightening cold chain to reduce food wastage, sub-metering and nuclear energy. We bring you the excerpts.

Added: Apr 28, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

A birds’-eye view of frozen foods

History is simultaneous, and not linear, as historians would have us believe. In this tangled simultaneity of events, with claims and counter-claims of being the first one at the finishing line, here’s following one strand...

Added: Feb 17, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar


The good, the bad and the ugly of cold stores

The quality and efficiency of a cold store depends on the quality of the components that go into making it, reveal market leaders, who highlight best practices as well as the issues plaguing the sector.

Added: Jan 15, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

Waste not, want not

Food wastage does not garner as much attention as climate change does, which is quite a tragic situation, writes B Surendar.

Added: Jan 12, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


Flying fish!

Etihad’s special sturgeon fish cargo shipment goes swimmingly from Frankfurt to Abu Dhabi.

Added: Apr 7, 2011 | By CCME Content Team


Food Chain Seminar

9th & 10th May 2011, Dubai, UAE

Added: Mar 10, 2011 | By CCME Content Team

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