Friday, June 14, 2024

Pharma.Aero and Cool Chain Association sign MoU

Pharma.Aero, the cross-industry collaboration platform for life science logistics, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cool Chain Association (CCA), an industry association specialising in temperature-controlled logistics, to harmonise pharmaceutical and perishable cold chain processes. The MoU outlines the associations’ shared commitment to foster collaboration and enhance transparency between the life science and perishable supply […]

Cool Chain Association undertakes trial tracking flower exports from farm to table

The Cool Chain Association plans to draft a best practice handling procedure for perishables based on a series of trials tracking perishables exports from farm to table or vase undertaken by CCA partner the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB). A PPECB pilot trial monitoring cut flower exports from South Africa to Europe traveling last […]

Cool Chain Association welcomes four new members

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has welcomed Brussels Airport, Boeing, Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), and Validaide as members and appointed Miguel Rodríguez, Senior Manager Climate Control Products, Qatar Airways, as Treasurer. The Association, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, continues to grow with the vision of facilitating and enabling collaboration, education, and innovation […]

Cool Chain Association celebrates 20th anniversary

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary and entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB), which will see collaboration into research initiatives about airfreight of perishables. CCA was established in 2002 to encourage collaboration in the temperature-controlled supply chain industry in order to reduce […]

Cool Chain Association welcomes Challenge Group

Challenge Group is the latest temperature-sensitive supply chain specialist to join the Cool Chain Association (CCA) as part of its growing membership. Global air cargo group Challenge’s six companies include cargo airlines, handlers, and logistics services, and its subsidiary carrier CAL Cargo Airlines is a leading carrier of perishables on the Israel to Europe trade […]

Sustainability Matters to the Cool Chain Association

Shippers will offer insights into challenges facing the temperature-controlled supply chain at the Cool Chain Association’s Americas Conference, Sustainability Matters. The Produce Marketing Association and California-based berry shipper Driscoll’s will join speakers from companies including Air France KLM, Cargolux and Able Freight for a two-day event focusing on a sustainable cool chain. Thought leaders and […]

Nicola Caristo named CCA secretary general

Nicola Caristo of Alha Group has been named as the secretary general for the Cool Chain Association (CCA). The pharma and business development manager – auditing and certification manager has held a variety of roles in his 22-year career for Alha Group. He is one of the 25 members of the International Air Transport Association’s […]

CCA pilot data sharing scheme to cut food waste

Cool Chain Association members have piloted a new scheme to tackle food loss by sharing temperature data from perishable consignments moving from Latin America to the Middle East. Five pallets of berries and avocados were monitored from Guadalajara, Mexico to delivery in Kuwait using loggers powered by secure Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Partners for […]

Transparency across the supply chain is improving

The air cargo industry has become more transparent according to Fabrizio Iacobacci, head of pharma business development at BCube Air Cargo and Cool Chain Association board member. He admits that air cargo’s share of the global market to transport pharmaceuticals is under pressure, having lost a significant market share to other modes where fewer products […]

Cool Chain Association looks at cutting food waste

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) will host its fifth Global Perishables Event in Venlo, the Netherlands, focusing on how airfreight can reduce food loss. Waste-to-energy solutions, cool chain standards and collaboration with blockchain are just some of the topics to be debated at the two-day event, which will also include a tour of the Fresh […]

CCA to pilot data sharing to reduce food loss

Members of the Cool Chain Association (CCA) will pilot a data sharing initiative to monitor perishable shipments to improve supply chain management and reduce food loss. The pilot on Latin America – Europe and USA – Middle East trade lanes will involve tracking shipments of commodities such as avocados and berries from grower to consignee, […]

Shippers and suppliers must share data to improve the supply chain

Shippers and logistics suppliers must share information to build a more secure and efficient pharma supply chain, delegates were told at the Cool Chain Association’s 6th Pharma and Biosciences Conference in Brussels, Belgium. Cool chain partners must come out of their data silos to ensure the best service in a rapidly evolving pharma landscape, where […]

Standards are more crucial than ever

The numbers say it all: One third of all food produced globally – 1.3 billion tonnes worth – is wasted somewhere along the supply chain, each and every year, writes Donald Urquhart. A shocking statistic for a world under severe ecological pressure and one in which millions of people are malnourished. But many involved in […]

Air cargo community must drive own standards for perishables

The air cargo community should drive its own standards for perishables and not wait for other groups and agencies to supply them, says Cool Chain Association (CCA) chairman, Stavros Evangelakakis. A lack of accountability is contributing to 1.3 billion tonnes of food being wasted along the supply chain every year, about one third of all […]

Mauroux takes over as CCA treasurer

Eric Mauroux, (pictured) director verticals and global head of perishable at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has been appointed as the treasurer of the Cool Chain Association (CCA) and a member of its board. Mauroux takes over Renate de Walle, who has moved into another role at AF/KLM. CCA paid tribute to de Walle for […]

Evangelakakis takes over as Cool Chain Association chairman

Stavros Evangelakakis has taken over as chairman of the Cool Chain Association (CCA), succeeding Sebastiaan Scholte, who is standing down after five years. Evangelakakis, who is global product manager at Cargolux Airlines International, has been a board member of the CCA since 2012, says it is a “great pleasure” and the CCA needs to continue […]

VIDEO: How Multi-modal Operators Face Their Challenges

Challenges are extensive for multi modal cargo operators and even more so with the rise of complex cool chain cargo and the growth of e-commerce. Azura Productions spoke to Jan de Rijk Logistics chief executive officer and president of the Cool Chain Association, Sebastiaan Scholte (CEO) about the problems and solutions facing multi-modal cargo operations. Jan […]

Pharma driving cool chain sector, but investment needed

The cool chain sector is growing, fuelled by the rising movement of pharmaceuticals, and investing in infrastructure is becoming a high priority across the supply chain. Cool Chain Association (CCA) chairman, Sebastiaan Scholte (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week more and more airlines seem to focus on pharma, mainly driven by better yields and growth opportunities, […]