'cool supply chain the ultimate aim'

New Initiatives and Partnerships

New Initiatives and Partnerships

CCA is looking for tangible ways to improve the temperature supply chain and fight food loss, as well as making sure pharma consignments safely reach their destinations.

Although today's very different supply chain landscape has put plans on hold, we remain committed to finding ways of collaborating.

The LAX Initiative

We are planning to launch a new series of data sharing tests to monitor perishable shipments on global trade lanes in a bid to improve supply chain management and reduce food loss.

The LAX Initiative is built on our data sharing pilot last year, when we tracked and measured perishable shipments moving along the Los Angeles and Amsterdam trade lane.

Pictured left to right at our Perishables event announcing the result of our Data Sharing Pilot Edwin Kalischnig - Xtreme Technologies, Philippe Schuler - Too Good To Go, Stavros Evangelakakis - Cargolux, Eric Mauroux - Air France KLM , Xavier Ripoll - Able Freight, Andrea Gruber - IATA, Vijay Nallamilli - Able Freight Mexico.

We want to expand on that test, increase the number of lanes and types of goods we track, and create a calendar for seasonal products and a detailed test schedule.

The tests will involve tracking shipments of commodities, such as avocados and berries, from grower to consignee via electronic logging devices attached to pallets and containers.

The devices will record information on the elapsed time and temperature of the products, as well as moisture and shock levels, in relation to the goods’ location.

All members of the supply chain will share the collected data to identify temperature excursions and pinch points along the supply chain.

CCA member Xtreme Technologies will analyse the data collected to pinpoint weak points in the supply chain.

“The project is unique because the initiative uses degree hours as a key parameter to measure temperature excursion of the goods shipped, rather than just temperature of the products,” Gerton Hulsman, CCA board member and managing director of Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) Cargo Logistics, told Air Cargo World earlier this year.

“Furthermore, the goal of the initiative is to help strengthen weak parts of the supply chain and reduce waste through transparency and data sharing, rather than just cutting someone out of the supply chain for shortcomings.” 

The LAX Initiative is open to all interested CCA members and complete results will be available for purchase upon completion of the tests to demonstrate how collaboration can tangibly improve the cool supply chain. To find out more, contact the Secretariat

Cargo IQ Care Mapping

CCA is backing a new Cargo iQ initiative for Care Mapping in the temperature-controlled supply chain.

CCA members will join an Advisory Board supporting Cargo iQ’s Pilot Program, which aims to develop tools and standards for planning and control, as well as for process and provider evaluation of conditions under which shipments move.

Pictured left to right: Stavros Evangelakakis and Nicola Caristo (CCA) and Ariaen Zimmerman (CargoIQ)

Cargo iQ’s Care Mapping Pilot will initially focus on pharmaceuticals, with other Special Care services, such as valuables, live animals, and perishables, being road-tested once the methodology has been finalised.

Please contact the secretariat if you are interested about finding out more: