Cold Storage Still in High Demand

Despite some markets cooling down, demand for cold storage continues to surge 🚀

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Turnkey cold storage

The surge in cold storage demand can be attributed to many factors, and it’s essential to consider various industries and contexts. Here are some main reasons for the increased demand for cold storage:

  • E-commerce and Online Grocery
  • Globalization of the Food Supply Chain
  • Pharmaceutical Storage
  • Consumer Preferences
  • Regulations and Quality Standards
  • Technological Advancements
  • Climate Change and Environmental Concerns
  • Pandemic Impact
  • Increased Demand for Specialty and Gourmet Products
  • Urbanization

 

According to Precedence Research, The North America cold storage market size was valued at USD 53,129.6 million in 2023 and is expected to hit USD 134,203.6 million by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 10.48% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2032.  The U.S cold storage market size accounted for USD 43.67 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach around USD 107.58 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 11.50% from 2023 to 2032.  These are extraordinary growth projections when compared to other storage sectors with significantly lower CAGR forecasts.

Feel free to reach out to Portables360 to learn more about the market and/or discuss your ongoing cold storage needs.

Inspecting, Testing, and Prepping Refrigerated Containers: The Cold Chain and Quality Control

Inspecting, Testing, and Prepping Refrigerated Containers: The Cold Chain and Quality Control

Cold storage container

The storage of perishable goods has become increasingly reliant on refrigerated containers, commonly known as REEFERS.  These specialized containers play a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity of the cold chain, ensuring that temperature-sensitive products reach their destination in optimal condition. However, the success of this intricate process hinges on meticulous inspection, rigorous testing, and thorough preparation prior to delivery to customers.

  1. Preserving Product Quality – Maintaining the quality of perishable goods is paramount in industries such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and food distribution. Any deviation from the recommended temperature range during transit can result in spoilage, compromising the efficacy and safety of the products. Regular inspection and testing of refrigerated containers help identify and rectify potential issues before they escalate, ensuring that the cold chain remains unbroken;
  2. Mitigating Risks of Temperature Fluctuations – Refrigerated containers are equipped with sophisticated temperature control systems, but malfunctions can occur. Conducting thorough tests on these systems before shipment is crucial to verify their functionality. This proactive approach helps prevent temperature fluctuations that could lead to product degradation and financial losses for users. Regular maintenance and testing protocols should be established to address any anomalies promptly;
  3. Compliance with Regulatory Standards – Failure to adhere to compliance guidelines not only jeopardizes the integrity of the cold chain but also exposes businesses to legal consequences and reputational damage
  4. Enhancing Energy Efficiency – Efficient energy utilization is a key factor in the successful operation of refrigerated containers. Regular inspections can identify and address issues such as insulation degradation, door seal leaks, or faulty components that contribute to increased energy consumption. By optimizing energy efficiency, companies not only reduce operational costs but also minimize their environmental impact.
  5. Building Customer Trust – Customer trust is paramount.  We demonstrate our commitment to quality through rigorous inspection, testing, and preparation of refrigerated containers, customers have the confidence in our equipment.  Reliability in maintaining the cold chain is undoubtedly a competitive advantage and contributes to long-term customer relationships.

Portables360 invests in robust pre-shipment protocols for refrigerated containers.  This is not only best practice operationally, but a strategic imperative for success in the perishable goods industry.

🎉 Exciting News! Please Join Us in Welcoming Tim Bugal to the Portables360 Team! 🚀

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Portables360 family, Tim Bugal! 🌟

After an outstanding career spanning two decades at Seabox, Tim Bugal has joined Portables360 as SVP Sales & Business Development. With an unparalleled >20 years of experience and originating countless opportunities in various senior managerial positions, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team!

“I am thrilled Tim Bugal is joining our team after an incredible journey in our sector.  He brings a unique blend of skills and passion that align with our company values and will undoubtedly contribute to our continued success and growth,” says Marc Barenberg, Managing Member.

#WelcomeToTheTeam #NewHire #portables360 #coldstorage

Cultivators Freeze the Cannabis Flower

Freezing cannabis flower offers several potential benefits, depending on the specific goals and preferences of the user. Here are some of the advantages associated with freezing cannabis:

  1. Preservation of Freshness: Freezing cannabis can help preserve the freshness of the flower by slowing down the degradation of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. This can be particularly useful for long-term storage, preventing the gradual loss of potency and flavor that can occur over time.freezing marijuana
  2. Extended Shelf Life: By freezing marijuana, you extend its shelf life compared to storing it at room temperature. This can be beneficial for individuals who want to stock up on their favorite strains or growers who want to preserve their harvest for an extended period.
  3. Trichome Preservation: Trichomes are the tiny, resinous glands on cannabis flowers that contain cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Freezing helps prevent the loss of these valuable compounds, maintaining the potency of the marijuana.
  4. Preventing Mold and Pest Growth: Freezing cannabis can inhibit the growth of mold and deter pests. Mold and pests are common concerns in cannabis storage, and low temperatures minimize these risks.
  5. Ideal for Processing: Some individuals freeze cannabis before using it to make concentrates or extracts. The low temperatures make it easier to handle the plant material during extraction processes.
  6. Terpene Preservation: Terpenes are the aromatic compounds responsible for the distinctive smells and flavors of different cannabis strains. Freezing helps preserve these volatile compounds, ensuring that the marijuana retains its unique aroma and flavor when eventually consumed.

While freezing can offer these benefits, it’s essential to note that improper storage, such as exposure to moisture or fluctuations in temperature, can lead to issues like freezer burn or the degradation of cannabinoids and terpenes. Additionally, freezing may not be suitable for all forms of cannabis products, such as pre-rolls or edibles, which may be adversely affected by moisture.

It’s always advisable to research and follow best practices for storing cannabis based on the specific form and intended use of the product.  Portables360 freezer units can drop temperatures. while maintaining low humidity levels.  Reach out to us for more information.

#MarijuanaCultivation #CannabisProduction

Pharmaceuticals Discover Refrigeration Containers Temperature Precision

Refrigerated cold storage containers

Pharmaceuticals use refrigeration containers for precise temperature storage.  Refrigerated containers, commonly known as reefers, are designed to maintain accurate temperatures through a combination of components and systems:

  1. Insulation: These containers are well insulated to prevent external temperature fluctuations from affecting the interior. The insulation material helps maintain the desired temperature by reducing the transfer of heat from the external environment.
  2. Refrigeration Systems: Reefers are equipped with sophisticated refrigeration units. These systems typically consist of compressors, condensers, evaporators, and fans. The compressor compresses a refrigerant gas, increasing its temperature and pressure. The heated gas moves through the condenser, dissipating heat and turning the gas into a high-pressure liquid. This liquid then passes through an expansion valve, where it undergoes a pressure drop, turning into a low-pressure, cool liquid. This cool liquid absorbs heat from the interior of the container and evaporates back into a gas in the evaporator, thus cooling the interior space.Pharmaceutical cold storage
  3. Temperature Monitoring and Control: These containers are equipped with sensors to monitor the temperature inside the container. The data from these sensors is sent to a control system that adjusts the refrigeration system accordingly to maintain the desired temperature.
  4. Air Circulation: Fans within the reefer ensure proper air circulation, distributing the cooled air evenly throughout the container. This prevents temperature variations and ensures that all parts of the container maintain a consistent temperature.
  5. Power Source: Reefers are powered by an external power supply or by an onboard generator set. They can maintain the required temperature as long as they have a continuous and reliable power source.

By integrating these components and systems, refrigerated containers can maintain accurate temperatures, making them crucial for transporting temperature-sensitive goods, including pharmaceuticals, food, and other perishable items over long distances.

For these reasons, maintaining accurate cold storage is not just a matter of quality control but also a critical component in ensuring that medications remain safe and effective from production to patient use.

Learn more about our cold storage products.  Check us out – www.portables360.com

 

Refrigerated Containers – Delivery is Key!

In the fast-paced world of business, where products and services are just a click away, what sets apart the good from the exceptional? One word: Delivery. No, we’re not talking about logistics (although that’s crucial too), but the excellent customer service that relies on the highest delivery standards for our refrigerated containers.

Refrigerated Containers tight delivery

First Impressions Matter: In the realm of customer service, the first impression is often the last impression. How you deliver a service or product can leave a lasting impact on your customer. It’s not just about meeting expectations; it’s about exceeding them. A smooth, efficient, and friendly delivery can turn a one-time buyer into a loyal customer.

Communication is Key: Ever had an issue with a product or service and the customer support made it right seamlessly? That’s the power of effective communication. Good delivery involves not just the physical handing over of a product but making sure the unit is dropped exactly where the customer requires it. It is also the way you communicate throughout the process. Timely updates, clear instructions, and a proactive approach can turn a potential problem into an opportunity to showcase stellar service.

Building Trust:Trust is the currency of customer loyalty. When customers trust that their purchases will be handled with care and efficiency, they are more likely to come back for more. Good delivery builds this trust by showing customers that their satisfaction is your priority. It’s not just about delivering a product; it’s about delivering on promises and building a relationship.

The art of delivery is the secret sauce that transforms a transaction into an experience. It’s the bridge that connects businesses with their customers on a personal level. So, let’s raise a toast to good delivery—where customer service isn’t just a department, but a philosophy embedded in every step of the journey.

Check out the recent delivery we performed dropping the boxes with only <4″ to navigate!!!

 

 

Portables360 Introduces Port360 Service

Portables360 Introduces Port360 Service

Introducing Port360 Service!

Portables360 is pleased to announce the start of Port360 Service, a New Jersey-based refrigerated container, trailer, and generator mobile service company. Both Port360 Service and Portables360 serve the portable cold storage and intermodal industries in the Northeast.

Port360 Service will benefit from full operations and sales integration with the Portables360 platform, leveraging expanded resources and building personalized customer service unique to Portables360.

Benefits of Port360 Service

This new service company gives Portables360 new resources to expand its offerings. Some of these benefits include:

  • mobile service refrigeration repair
  • truck and trailer repair[s]
  • electrical repair
  • generator support services
  • and 24/7 emergency services.

Building on over 20 years of experience, Port360 Service is ready to continue providing excellent service. We will also provide expert consulting, professional guidance, and fabrication services related to HVAC and Walk-In cooler technologies.

Based in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Port360 Service has a service center and a robust parts warehouse. Additionally, Port360 will operate its fleet of brand new Sprinter service vehicles from the site.

“Adding to Portables360 products and services, Port360 Service offers great value to its existing customers and provides additional products for new customers. Port360 Service technicians and staff will have access to the latest technology, marketing, and training to work on all major brands. This includes, but is not limited to: Carrier, Thermoking, Daiking, and Starcool,” said Marc Barenberg, Managing Member of Portables360.

Click here to learn more about Port360 Service.
Cold Storage to Aid Refugee Operations

Cold Storage to Aid Refugee Operations

Portables360 is proud to offer support to those supporting others.

We recently shipped out over 30 refrigerated storage units to support food service vendors preparing to distribute food and meals for Afghan refugees in the US.

The Afghan refugees are staying at military bases around the US. One of these bases is Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

This facility is a combination of three other military units: the old McGuire Air Force Base, the Army’s former Fort Dix, and the Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst.

This base currently has the capacity to house around 3,500 evacuees, but they are hoping to expand to shelter 10,000.

There is another shelter located in Virginia at the Fort Pickett Army Base. This facility is currently housing about 5,000 Afghans and is also hoping to expand up to 10,000.

There will certainly be a lot of supplies and resources needed to support this number of people. Portables360 is happy to assist the food service vendors to provide fresh food to those in shelter at these bases.

Our cold storage units are a great solution for food vendors looking to transport and store large quantities of supplies.

Are you a food service vendor in need of portable cold storage units? Contact the team at Portables360 today!

Providing a Controlled Climate for Cannabis Cultivator

Providing a Controlled Climate for Cannabis Cultivator

The use of medical marijuana has become increasingly popular in the United States in the last few years.

 

While many states have already legalized medical marijuana, we are seeing more states start to legalize recreational marijuana too.

 

This comes as no surprise since the legal marijuana market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 26.7% from 2021 to 2028.

 

While marijuana isn’t legal in all states yet, several cultivators have been cashing in on this business.

 

One of our most recent deliveries was to a marijuana cultivator in Massachusetts.

 

This grower needed a way to control the temperature and humidity. Luckily, Portables360 was able to help by providing equipment that does exactly that!

 

Our portable storage units became the ideal solution for storing the flower and maintaining its freshness.

 

As a result of our storage solutions, this grower will yield a fresh product that maintains 100% of the cannabinoids (the compounds found in cannabis, like THC and CBD) and terpenes (the compounds that create the flavors, aromas, color, and more).

 

Are you a grower looking for extra cold storage? Contact Portables360 today!

Cold Storage Solutions for the Rosh Hashanah Rush

Cold Storage Solutions for the Rosh Hashanah Rush

The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar calendar. As a result, the timing of high holidays varies from year to year. Rosh Hashanah is the next Jewish holiday approaching, and it begins on September 6th this year.

As the holiday season approaches, kosher grocers build up their inventories to meet the extraordinary holiday demand.

One of the kosher supermarkets dealing with the influx of demand is Pomegranate Grocery in Brooklyn, NY.

Pomegranate Grocery is among the largest kosher grocers in the NY Metropolitan area and is facing an extraordinary demand for their food this holiday season.

 

Portables360 supports these grocers by providing the store with short-term rentals of cold storage containers.

With a limited amount of space, Pomegranate Grocery obtains DOT permits to allow our units to be housed directly in front of a major road in Brooklyn, NY.

We couldn’t be happier to assist our clients to ensure that both the store and all of their customers have a safe and efficient holiday shopping experience!

Looking for cold storage solutions for your high inventory season? Contact us today!