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    Cool Chain Industry News

    The CCA is the community for Temperature-Sensitive Supply Chain Professionals, providing Thought Leadership, Networking and Results. Tap into our knowledge center and news about the Cool Chain Industry.

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    CCA Events

    An important part of the CCA Strategy is to organize events around the world, mostly with a specific focus on Perishables or Pharmaceuticals. Here you meet new people, catch up with old friends, discuss value propositions and develop new business with existing customers or new prospects.

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    CCA Membership

    The Cool Chain Association is the community for Temperature-Sensitive Supply Chain Professionals, providing Thought Leadership, Networking and Results. Tap into the knowledge center for the Cool Chain Industry, join the Networking Events for the Cool Chain Community and become part of our best-in-class Show Cases.

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    The CCA is a non-profit organization, founded in 2003, with the aim to reduce wastage and improve the quality, efficiency and value of the temperature sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical & horizontal collaboration, education and innovation amongst our members and stakeholders.

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    Real-Time Event Monitoring to Improve Quality of Perishables

    CCA Members Cool Chain Group, Rungis Express and Xtreme Technologies have worked closely together to test a state-of-the-art technology solution to monitor and manage reefer trucks and trailers with 3 separate temperature chambers - in real time - across Europe.

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  • CCA Pharma & Perishable Event
    December 5, 2016

    5-6 December 2016
    Dallas (US)

    The CCA is excited to announce our Cool Chain event focused on the Americas, organized by EVA International and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The presentations will cover both Pharmaceuticals and Perishables for the North and South American markets.

  • CCA AGM Event for Perishables
    May 23, 2017

    Spring 2017 (date t.b.c.)
    Athens (GR)

    The CCA will hold its next AGM in Athens, Greece. This event will be focussed on Perishables and be held in conjuction with our Annual General Meeting. More details will follow in due time.

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    CCA Americas Event for Pharma & Perishables

    The CCA is excited to announce our next Cool Chain event on 5-6 December 2016 which will take place in Dallas and is focused on the Americas, covering both Pharmaceuticals and Perishables for the North, Middle and South American markets.   Read More...

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    4th CCA Pharma & BioSciences Conference

    We are pleased to announce that the 4th CCA Pharma & Biosciences (P&B) conference held on 19-20 September 2016 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai was a great success with 140 delegates and interesting speakers and discussions.   Read More...

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Cool Chain Events

Upcoming Cool Chain Events

  • International Perishables Expo In The Middle East
    November 13, 20160:00

    13-15 November 2016
    Dubai (AE)

    The exhibition for the fresh produce business in the Middle East counted 4,923 traders and industry professional from 78 different countries, 205 Exhibitors and 30 Exhibitor countries in 2015.

  • Cold Chain Distribution 2016
    December 12, 20160:00

    12-13 December 2016
    London (UK)

    CCA proudly endorces "Cold Chain Distribution 2016", organized by SMI Group. This conference will take place in London, on the 12th and 13th of December. The event will host cold chain experts from the Pharma and Biotech regulators and suppliers to keep abreast of cold chain distribution developments. The conference will also provide information on the latest technologies in cold chain distribution, from temperature monitoring to packing.

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  • Cargolux Signs Deal for High-Tech Containers

    Cargolux Airlines has signed a global rental agreement to use va-Q-tec’s advanced passive containers for its temperature-sensitive pharma shipments. The system uses phase change material and vacuum insulation panels that absorb and store thermal energy during freezing or heating to maintain the required storage temperature during transport. One of the first beneficiaries of the new equipment will be Cargolux’s recently-launched flight from Europe to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, which...  Read More...

  • Cold Chains in the Developing World: Catch-Up and Leapfrog

    Cold chain capacity in the major developing economies is inadequate by any measure. In China, 12 million tonnes of fruit and 130 million tonnes of vegetables are damaged each year at an estimated cost of $20 billion – which is perhaps unsurprising since only 5% is transported by cold chain, compared to 90% in the UK. In India, where less than 4% of the 104 million tonnes of fresh produce transported each year goes by cold chain, the value lost to wastage is $13 billion.   Read More...

  • Faster Freight, Fresher Food in China

    China's urbanisation and household income growth are making fresh foods like meat, potatoes and dairy products more common in the Chinese diet. As fresh food demand increases in China, food and agribusinesses are searching for improvements in food safety, quality and more efficient paths to the Chinese consumer. Rabobank research is helping to find better, safer, faster ways for fresh agricultural products to travel from Europe to China.   Read More...

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