Thursday, July 18, 2024

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cargolux validates GDP certificate for another year

Cargolux Airlines International has validated its GDP certification for another year by passing its GDP Surveillance Audit. The certificate shows that company management systems fulfil requirements of the EU directive ‘Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ and of WHO guidelines. The Luxembourg based airline became the world’s first GDP certified […]

Roses are red, violets are blue, air cargo flies flowers for you

The air cargo industry made sure that lovers around the world had the perfect flower for Valentine’s Day, transporting thousands of tonnes of produce in time for the big day. Cargolux Airlines International added close to 1,200 tonnes of extra capacity to meet the peak demand, adding to the 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, […]

Cargolux links up with SkyCell for temperature controlled containers

Cargolux Airlines International and SkyCell have teamed up in a global container rental partnership to offer pharma customers an enhanced service with SkyCell’s temperature controlled containers. The transport containers can safely transport pharma products in the 2-8C and 15-25C ranges in outside temperatures between -35C and +65C over multiple days. The containers boost Cargolux’s cool […]

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 […]

Pharma investments and focus continue for Cargolux

Cargolux Airlines is seeing strong pharma traffic on routes Europe to the Midwestern US and back, manager for products, Stavros Evangelakakis (pictured below) says. He also explains demand into Asia remains high, especially in China and it is also seeing growth in the Middle East and South America. He says despite growing competition in this […]

Cargolux strengthens pharma product with va-Q-tec container deal

Cargolux Airlines International has strengthened its CV Pharma product by signing a global rental agreement to use va-Q-tec advanced passive containers. It says the va-Q-tec thermal containers enable enhanced cool chain transportation without temperature deviation from production site to consignee. Cargolux started flying to Aguadilla in Puerto Rico last month mainly to cater for the […]

Cool chain cargo continues to be a priority for Cargolux

Cargolux Airlines International

Cargolux Airlines International has been busy adding to its network over the last few months across the globe, and cool chain cargo remains one if its priority targets for growth. Indeed, the carrier added a service last week to San Juan in Puerto Rico – specifically targeting the sector as it sees opportunities in the […]

More transparency and collaboration needed in the cool chain

Pertinent issues in the cool chain sector came under the spotlight at the Cool Chain Association’s (CCA) 4th Pharma and Biosciences Conference in Dubai from 19-20 September. Delegates at the JW Marriott Marquis heard from a range of speakers during the two-day event with much debate focusing on the need for transparency and collaboration in […]

Satisfactory growth across important trade lanes for Cargolux

Perishables have seen “satisfactory” growth, with steady volumes across important trade lanes, Cargolux Airlines International manager global product management, Stavros Evangelakakis tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). He says: “Perishable shipments have traditionally formed a major part of our cool chain business and our long expertise in this field, combined with a superior, high-quality product offering, […]