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  • Stavros Evangelakakis new Chairman of Cool Chain Association (CCA)

    27th June 2017 - Senningerberg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Stavros Evangelakakis has taken over the chairmanship of Sebastiaan Scholte, who served as chairman of the CCA for 5 years. Stavros Evangelakakis, currently global product manager of Cargolux Airlines, has been a board member of the CCA since 2012.

  • Mrs. Renate de Walle appointed as Treasurer of the Cool Chain Association

    20th November 2016 - Senningerberg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg COOL CHAIN ASSOCIATION A.S.B.L. (CCA) announced that Mrs. Renate de Walle, Director Pharmaceutical Logistics at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, is unanimously appointed Treasurer and Director on the Board of the CCA.

  • 4th CCA Pharma & BioSciences Conference - Event Summary

    PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN COMMUNITY MUST COLLABORATE AND WORK WITH REGULATORS TO SET GLOBAL STANDARDSLogistics providers must work closely with regulators to ensure the rapidly expandingpharma supply chain runs smoothly and securely, delegates at the Cool Chain Association(CCA)’s Pharma and Biosciences Conference 2016 heard earlier this weekDubai, UAE, Friday, 23rd September 2016 - The cool chain community must work closelywith regulators to ensure the global pharma market, estimated to be worth...

  • 3rd CCA Pharma & BioSciences - Event Summary

    The 3rd CCA Pharma & BioSciences Event was opened by Chairman Sebastiaan Scholte and Daniel Setz of key sponsor Swissport. The first presentation was delivered by Camelot, a consulting firm specialized in the pharmaceutical market.

  • CAA AGM Event 2015 - Conference Summary

    Pulling in the same direction Almost 60 people attended the Cool Chain Association (CCA) Perishables Air Cargo Supply Chain event, held in Miami on 18 and 19 May 2015. 

  • Brussels Airport Innovating the Pharma Cool Chain

    In recent years the Pharma Air Shipment segment has been growing rapidly while various stakeholders have attempted to remain compliant. 

  • Malik Zeniti from DuPont to speak at Europe's leading Life Sciences Logistics Event in Frankfurt

    Zeniti will discuss the use of high performance low-bulk cargo covers for cool-chain applications at the 14th Annual Coolchain Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe conference, January 27th-28th in Frankfurt. “This gives me a prestigious platform on which to present the latest developments and applications of the DuPont Tyvek® technology in the important area of temperature control for pharmaceuticals and biologics during transit,” says Zeniti, who is responsible for Market Development at DuPo...

  • Amsafe Bridport hires Dia Romanowicz to drive cargo cover sales

    AmSafe Bridport is strengthening its Thermal Business sales force to grow the Tyvek® Air Cargo Cover business in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) AmSafe Bridport, global leader in cargo protection and restraint systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dia Romanowicz as Sales Manager for the company’s thermal protection business. Dia will be responsible for expanding sales of the Tyvek® Air Cargo Cover range within EMEA. Dia brings several years of experience in temperature-con...

  • Freight Savings from Thinner, Lighter Cargo Covers

    With more and more airlines using 'dimensional' or 'volume' weight rather than 'actual weight' to calculate fuel and other surcharges, shippers are looking to trim both the weight and bulk of their freight packaging. Traditional thermal cargo covers can significantly contribute to airfreight cost due to their bulk and weight. "A thickly-insulated cargo cover, or even a bulky 'bubblewrap' type material, can easily be adding more than €60 to the intercontinental air freight cost of a typical, volu...

  • Questions Under the Cold Light

    Interview with Malik Zeniti, DuPont.   The temperature control of perishable products during transit continues to be a hot topic. With the latest EU good distribution practice (cGDP) for pharmaceuticals now in place and with concerns over food wastage gaining momentum, the need for adequate freight safeguards has never been greater.

  • Community Certification Project for Pharma Handling at Brussels Airport

      Brussels Airport to become world’s first CEIV Pharma certified community   Industry Context The global pharmaceutical industry relies on the speed of air cargo for moving this high-value, temperature-sensitive cargo. Pharma shipping has in recent years become the fastest-growing segment of the international air freight industry and not only cargo carriers but forwarders and handlers have attempted to secure their share of the sector through branded and specialised products and servic...

  • Big Covers Tackle the Big Heat

      Due to demand DuPont are now producing Tyvek® air cargo covers in a range of larger sizes to fit the full height pallets and Unit Load Devices (ULD) used in upper-deck air-freighter carriage. High performance, triple action Tyvek® air cargo covers provide pharmaceutical companies and their logistics providers with multi-threat thermal protection for temperature-sensitive products during the storage, ground handling and air transit stages of distribution. The covers provide a reliable and ...

  • Sunscreen keeps drugs out of the heat

      Reports are being received that some distributors of pharmaceuticals have experienced large losses as a result of being unprepared for sudden temperature events such as the recent record-breaking heatwave in parts of South America. The latest triple-action air cargo covers from DuPont provide vital sun protection to pharmaceuticals that are exposed to potentially damaging solar radiation during their journey to market. In recent months the world has witnessed a succession of temperature e...

  • Cold Chain Event Dubai (3-4 June 2014)

      International and Regional Cold Chain Experts will gather in Dubai to discuss the Challenges faced in Effective Cold Chain Management Dubai, UAE 13th April 2014  MCI Group is proud to announce the annual MENA Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Conference, which will be held in Dubai on 3rd and 4th June 2014. The conference is supported by international and regional partners including Cool Chain Association and Supply Chain & Logistics Group According to the Cold Chain Biopharma Logistics ...

  • CCA welcomes NomadPower as a New Member

      COOL CHAIN ASSOCIATION A.S.B.L. (CCA) today announced that NomadPower from The Netherlands joined the CCA as a new associate member. The CCA is committed 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.

  • Cargolux is the first GDP certified airline

    Cargolux is the first GDP certified airline CCA Member Cargolux Airlines was granted Good Distribution Practice (GDP) status by Bureau Veritas Certification Germany GmbH, attesting that the company’s management system fulfills the requirements of the EU directive ‘Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ and of WHO guidelines. Cargolux is the first airline worldwide to be GDP certified, which underlines its strong commitment to the safe and expedient movement...

  • Mending the Broken Pharma Cold Chain

    Despite the critical nature of the drugs being handled and transported from one part of the world to another, everyone involved in the pharma cold chain agrees that there are still no enforceable document and no standardization of the rules when it comes to pharmaceutical transport. Moreover, executives from the freight and logistics industries say the pharma cold chain reminds "broken" and that shippers see airports as the weakest links in the chain. Read the full article here.

  • Cool Chain Handling: Two-Tier Warning

      Investment in technology and infrastructure among air cargo firms handling pharmaceutical and healthcare products is resulting in a two-tier supply chain, a conference on ground handling has heard.  There are those companies who invest and those who do not, explains Marcel Fujike, senior vice-president of products and services, global air logistics at Kuehne +Nagel. He, along with Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of the Cool Chain Association (CCA), is calling on IATA to wade into the ha...

  • Sea freight takes a bite out of air freight’s perishable volumes

      Rising costs and shifting trade lane patterns towards sea freight and emerging markets are harming volumes in the air industry’s perishable goods sector. Frank van Gelder, consultant of cool chain air freight projects at Adelantex told delegates at the recent Cool Logistics Global conference in Rotterdam that the variety of perishable products to be shipped by air would become more “limited” than previously expected. The industry faces increasing costs overall and declining volumes.

  • Jan de Rijk Logistics awarded for Best Regional Logistics Provider by Payload Asia

    CCA Chairman Sebastiaan Scholte is very proud to announce that Jan de Rijk Logistics has been awarded by Payload Asia as Best Regional Logistics Provider of the year 2013. Sebastiaan Scholte - CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics - received the prestigious award during the award gala in Singapore on the 17th of October. This award proves again that Jan de Rijk Logistics is providing a great service to its customers within Europe.

  • The seafood capacity crunch

      Which comes first, capacity or market? Is air cargo capacity put in place to serve an existing need, or by becoming available can it create a whole new type of demand? Colin MacDonald, chairman ofClearwater Seafoods Inc, clearly thinks the latter is the case in his home market of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Cool Chain Association Fosters Innovation and Cooperation

    COOL CHAIN ASSOCIATION A.S.B.L. (CCA) - the leading community for Temperature-Sensitive Supply Chain Professionals - has proven to be fertile ground for innovations, developed in an environment of joint collaboration where knowledge is shared and business opportunities are created. During the last meeting of the CCA in Madrid (15-16 Oct 2012) the inefficiencies in (amongst others) the cool air cargo supply chain were discussed.

  • CCA and ECSLA form partnership

    At the recent CCA Annual General Meeting in Luxembourg, Board members, presided by the newly appointed Chairman Sebastiaan Scholte (Jan de Rijk Logistics), decided unanimously to partner with ECSLA, the European Cold Storage and Logistics Association. With this partnership, ECSLA and CCA 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 a...

  • AGM2012 - Changes on the Board

    30th May 2012 - Senningerberg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg COOL CHAIN ASSOCIATION A.S.B.L. (CCA) today announced that Sebastiaan Scholte, Secretary General of the CCA and CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors on May 23rd 2012.  Mr. Scholte replaces Robert Arendal, who stepped down from his position after 10 years of service.

  • IATA Time & Temperature Sensitive Label Mandatory by 1 July 2012

    Background Today the air cargo industry is using the IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) as the essential reference guide for all parties involved in the packaging and handling of perishables for air transportation. Chapter 17 “Air Transport Logistics for Time and Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products” in the PCR specifically addresses the temperature control management issues identified by the industry.  This Chapter provides the requirements for the transportation of time and temp...

  • Exelsius and IQPC partner to host unique training course for Healthcare Logistics

    Exelsius,the international cold chain management consultancy, is proud to announce that it has teamed up with IQPC to deliver a 2-day training course "Good Transportation Practices for Air, Road and Ocean for Temperature-Sensative Healthcare Products".

  • Kuehne+Nagel to buy Van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling

    Kuehne + Nagel announced that it has entered into an agreement to take over J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling, Amsterdam. The acquisition of the Dutch handling agent for perishable goods will enable Kuehne + Nagel to further enhance its global “fresh-to-door concept”.  J.

  • Sebastiaan Scholte appointed as Secretary General of the Cool Chain Association

    COOL CHAIN ASSOCIATION A.S.B.L. (CCA) announced that Mr. Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, is appointed Secretary General of the CCA per July 1st 2011, taking over from Mr.

  • Cool Chain Management for Cut Flowers

    The price of a cut flower is determined by its quality at point of sale, not at harvest. To reduce the risk of flowers losing their value, the temperature factor must be carefully considered ...

  • Maersk Line Becomes A Member Of The CCA

    Maersk Line has recently become a member of the Cool Chain Association and as such, the first shipping company member of CCA...

  • Shared Booth at Fruit Logistica 2011 - Join us!

    The Cool Chain Association invites its members to share a booth at the Fruit Logistica 2011 in Berlin ...

  • Cool Chain’s Workshop “Cool Pharma” in Brussels

    In the capital city of Europe the Cool Chain Association (CCA) invited cool chain providers, pharmaceutical companies and certification bodies to the workshop “Cool Pharma” ...

  • Promising Outlook for the CCA Workshop “Cool Pharma”

    Cool Chain Association CCA organizes Workshop in Brussels next month...

  • Ambient Systems’ intelligent RFID reduces fruit and vegetables spoilage

    A fifth of all fruit and vegetables go off before they reach supermarket shelves. A shelf life model created by the University of Bremen aims to reduce this in the future...

  • AcuTemp Supplying Customized Cold Chain Shipper to Solstice Neurosciences

    AcuTemp Thermal Systems, a manufacturer of high performance insulation and temperature sensitive packaging technology for the cold chain, has been selected by Solstice Neurosciences Inc...

  • CCA AGM2008 “Keep Cool and Healthy”

    On May 7th through 9th, the CCA held their 6th Annual General Meeting in Bonn, Germany...

  • Swift Freight International celebrates 18th anniversary

    Swift Freight International celebrates 18 years of providing logical, multimodal transport solution to the freight logistics industry...

  • Emirates SkyCargo announces premium partnership with Envirotainer

    Emirates SkyCargo and Envirotainer have today announced that Emirates SkyCargo will be the latest carrier to join Envirotainer’s exclusive list of premium partners...

  • Swift Nairobi moves to new location

    Swift Freight International, headquartered in Dubai with 40 offices in 18 countries, recently made official the relocation of its Nairobi office to ...

  • Continental Airlines Cargo Grows Cold Chain Products With Envirotainer

    Continental Airlines Cargo, the first US airline to implement a structured cold chain product, has signed a new global contract with Envirotainer ...

  • IBC Equipment & Supplies Joins AcuTemp’s Global Distributor Network

    AcuTemp Thermal Systems, a leading manufacturer of high performance insulation and temperature sensitive packaging technology, announces that IBC Equipment & Supplies has joined ...

  • Future Changes to today’s Consumer Demands

    Even more demands for quality in the unbroken cool chain ...

  • IATA Cargo Symposium, Mexico City

    Over 750 air cargo professionals participated in the IATA Cargo Symposium in Mexico. The Opening Remarks from IATA Director General – Giovanni Bisignani – set the tone of ...

  • Germanischer Lloyd certifies first Company in Spain with CCQI Certificate

    Integra2 is the first company in Spain receiving a CCQI and management audit with the focus on "transport and logistic operations of goods"...

  • Temperature Measurements – When, Where, How and WHY

    The Cool Chain Association was recently held its technology workshop in Sweden, invited to the headquarters of container manufacturer Envirotainer...

  • Comments on the World Cut Flower Congress 2006

    The event was predominately focused on business issues and solutions of the movement of cut flowers from across the world...

  • TIACA Air Cargo Forum 2006

    At the Roundup Centre in Stampede Park, Calgary, Canada on the 12th -14th September 2006 was being held the TIACA Air Cargo Forum 2006...

  • Taking the risk out of cold chain logistics

    The cold chain logistics industry will get insights into how to reduce operational risks when a delegation from Global Shipping and Logistics (GSL) attends ...

  • How to Control the Weather Inside the Box

    The Cool Chain Association held its 4th Annual General Meeting in Hamburg to find solutions to this “industry relevant question”. About 50 representatives ...

  • Insurance and CCQI

    The Cool Chain Association (CCA) was able to win Mr. Hans-Christoph Enge, Executive Board of Lampe & Schwartze to speak at the Cool Chain Meeting in Hamburg...

  • Repairing the Link

    The Role of High Performance Insulation in the Cold Chain Transportation of High Value Pharmaceuticals ...

  • Billund Airport is the First to receive CCQI Certification

    Cool Chain Association and Germanischer Lloyds has given their first certification diploma for the new Industry Standard CCQI – Cool Chain Quality Indicators to Billund Airport...

  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

    Air carriers and other modes of transportation will no doubt increasingly see RFID tagged cargoes being delivered to their warehouses...

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