Where’s the Beef? It’s In Cold Storage

Beef is piling up in cold storage facilities across the nation despite processing slowdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service reported this month that cold storage stocks of beef reached 490 million pounds in April. That’s 13.9 percent higher than one year ago and 6 percent higher…

Coronavirus Causes World’s Busiest Ports to Reach Cold Storage Capacity

Cold storage facilities in Shanghai, the world’s busiest port, can’t handle any more imports, having reached full capacity, according to multiple sources. Roadblocks, quarantines and driver shortages attributed to the coronavirus in China are largely responsible for the logjam. China’s trucking capacity is running at about 60 percent, according to The New York Times, keeping…

Keeping Cold Storage Workers Safe

As you might expect, working at a cold storage facility comes with its own unique challenges and hazards. Working in a warehouse environment is dangerous enough with pallets of product from floor to ceiling, a flurry of forklift activity and the ever-present need for workers to lift and stack heavy items. Add to that frigid…