'cool supply chain the ultimate aim'



We have joined forces with IATA by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as part of a common goal to improve the quality of the temperature-controlled supply chain by sharing feedback, experiences, knowledge, and best practice.

We also plan to develop common work programs, including temporary task forces and round tables, for specific initiatives such as the transport of vaccines and life science products.

We will be working together to promote the implementation of methodologies and quality criteria such as the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Fresh and Pharma programs.

The initiative will see representatives of both organisations attending each other’s industry meetings as observers to present best practice and communicate the results of ongoing projects such as the CCA’s data sharing trials.

As a first step, we took part in IATA’s webinar on the industry’s readiness for the transportation of vaccines and life science products lead by Andrea Gruber, IATA Head of Special Cargo.

Our members are also planning a new series of data sharing tests, under a project called the LAX Initiative, to monitor perishable shipments on global trade lanes in a bid to improve supply chain management and reduce food loss. Read an update on the LAX initiative here: An Update on the LAX Initiative