VersaCold Owns the Largest Footprint of Canadian Refrigerated Warehousing Facilities Approved to Export Fish and Beef to China and the EU

Posted by VersaCold on Aug 11, 2017 11:48:38 AM

At VersaCold, we take nothing more seriously than being our customers most trusted and long-term partner. We fulfil this commitment every day through our performance-driven culture that leverages technology, employee skills and investment in highly efficient logistics infrastructure to support customers in today’s evolving global markets. As part of that ongoing support, VersaCold is proud to operate the largest geographical footprint of Canadian refrigerated warehousing facilities that have the approvals to export fish and beef to China and the European Union. 

What does this mean for our clients? Read more to find out.

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VersaCold Provides Aid to Local Communities Affected by the BC Wildfire

Posted by VersaCold on Jul 27, 2017 1:51:01 PM

 

Over the past month, thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes as fire fighters attempt to stop the wildfires that have been burning out of control in the province of British Columbia. With record high evacuations and no immediate end in sight, the VersaCold & CPX team has answered the call from the Red Cross to provide much-needed transportation services to various cities and towns affected by the wildfires.

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VersaCold recognized as a top green supply chain partner in 2017 by Inbound Logistics

Posted by VersaCold on Jul 12, 2017 2:04:29 PM

VersaCold is proud to announce that we have been named one of Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) this year.  The list profiles organizations that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to “sustainable supply chain, logistics and transportation practices.” Recognition such as this reinforces VersaCold’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions to our customers and being their trusted partner in building a more sustainable planet.

The G75 list is chosen by Inbound Logistics editors based on several categories such as a company’s corporate sustainability initiatives, public-private partnerships and collaborations on customer-driven projects. These categories are measured against four benchmarks of measurable green results, evidence of continuous improvement, sustainability innovations and industry recognition.

We look forward to continuing to lead by example while making progress toward our goals of protecting the environment and reducing our impact on resources.


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click here to see the full list of G75 companies and continue reading to learn more about why Inbound Logistics considers VersaCold a Green Supply Chain Partner.

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VersaCold by the numbers

Posted by VersaCold on Jun 29, 2017 3:12:53 PM

Knowing that a picture can say a thousand words, this week we have decided to take an infographic approach to illustrate the numbers that go into making VersaCold Canada’s largest end-to-end supply chain company focused exclusively on the handling of temperature sensitive products.

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Learn how ePower helps our customers get their product to market on time, every time, with the push of a button

Posted by VersaCold on Jun 15, 2017 12:10:36 PM

In the fast-paced world of supply chain management, it’s vital to have the right warehouse management system in place that can both keep up with the demands of the market and be easily accessed by customers so that they can ensure their product can go from pallet to shelf to their customers’ hands with ease. At VersaCold, our advanced warehouse management system does just that and more by providing our customers with greater visibility into their product and access to their data through our proprietary ePower system – giving customers valuable, up-to-the-minute insights at their disposal.

Providing real-time data and visibility into your inventory, and allowing you to run reports, order product, and more, all at the push of a button – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – ePower makes it easier to run your business and serve your valued clients.

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How does BRC compliance affect the VersaCold customer?

Posted by VersaCold on May 10, 2017 3:51:49 PM

In the cold chain logistics world, being properly certified is important to both customers and the provider. Not having the right certifications can force customers to carry out costly second party audits with funds that could be better spent within their own company. That is why VersaCold goes above and beyond to provide certifications such as the BRC (British Retaill Consortium) Global Standards for Storage and Distribution, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized scheme. GFSI is a not-for-profit organization that benchmarks food safety standards around the globe and gives recognition to standards that meet certain agreed upon requirements.

BRC certification gives customers confidence that facilities are operating at a global standard that is concerned with both food safety and food quality. VersaCold is proud to have six of their facilities BRC certified and is projected to have all facilities certified by 2018, with twelve more facilities being added this year. 

What exactly is a BRC certification and why does it matter to VersaCold customers? Read more to find out.

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What is the Food Safety Modernization Act and how does it affect VersaCold customers?

Posted by VersaCold on May 5, 2017 10:50:22 AM

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011, by President Barak Obama and represents the most widespread and sweeping reform to American food safety laws in the last 70 years. The FDA website explains that the FSMA “gives the FDA new mandates, authorities, and oversight tools aimed at providing solid assurances that those practices are being carried out by the food industry on a consistent, on-going basis.”

So what exactly is the FSMA and why does it matter to VersaCold clients? Read more to find out how the law could affect your business and what VersaCold is doing to ensure compliance for its customers.

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Introducing E-logs: Find out what this innovative technology means for your cross-border business

Posted by VersaCold on Apr 27, 2017 2:42:55 PM

Technology is at the heart of everything we do in the supply chain industry and is the key to enhancing, differentiating and adding value to our customers’ supply chain. As part of VersaCold’s mission to provide innovative and integrated solutions to support our clients’ current and future needs, we are pleased to announce the introduction of E-logs to the entire VersaCold fleet. What are E-logs and why do they matter for your company? Read more to find out how E-logs have transformed the supply chain industry.

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Find out why VersaCold is ranked 29th by Today’s Trucking top 100 list

Posted by VersaCold on Apr 21, 2017 2:10:17 PM

We are proud to announce that VersaCold has been ranked 29th by Today’s Trucking “Top 100 Canada’s biggest for-hire carriers” list.

Started in 1987, Today’s Trucking is the premier business magazine and information resource for the Canadian trucking industry. The top 100 list is the annual tally of the nation’s top for-hire fleets in Canada, and it offers a by-the-numbers look at which companies are improving capacity and which are contracting in the market. 2017 marks the first year that VersaCold has made the top 100 list, coming in with a total of 32 trucks, 675 tractors, 985 trailers and 810 0/0s. These numbers show a significant amount of growth over the years and are the result of several strategic initatives.

This jump into the top 100 list caps off a year of significant growth for VersaCold with the key acquisitions of CPX and Gary Heer, as well as the increase of LCV offerings. Click here to read more about the growth VersaCold has undertaken throughout the past year.

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The A to Z of Cold Chain – Part 1

Posted by VersaCold on Mar 16, 2017 1:55:27 PM

Like any industry, the cold chain logistics world has its own unique language that sometimes needs an additional explanation to people outside the industry. To help you understand some complex terms that are unique to the industry, VersaCold has comprised a list of commonly used terms and definitions as defined by trusted industry sites. 


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