NewCold, the deep-frozen storage and logistics specialists, have introduced a fully-automated handling solution which they claim sets new standards in maintaining temperature integrity and efficiency in the cold chain. Designed in partnership with Gray and Adams, the ‘Pod’ draws on the latest automated loading technology and according to NewCold is a first for the UK. The Pod’s key function is to bridge the gap between the deep-frozen production or storage environment and NewCold’s auto-loading 44-pallet double-deck trailers – also designed and manufactured by Gray and Adams. Initial loading into the Pod is completed in around 5 minutes, with the whole cycle taking less than 30 minutes. Meanwhile, 3 x Carrier TRS refrigeration systems hold the temperature at a constant minus 25 degrees and being electric, keep harmful emissions to a minimum.