July 19, 2024

Member Spotlight: Challenge Group

Tailoring Solutions for Perishables and Pharma: Specialising in perishables, Challenge Group manages diverse perishable traffic at its cargo hub in Liege, including the transport of flowers from Africa on various trade flights. The company has established tailored infrastructure, featuring fast lanes and three dedicated cool rooms for temperature control. Challenge Group is also the first […]
July 11, 2024

Cool Chain Association appoints Chiara Venuti to the board and announces new programmes

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has welcomed Chiara Venuti, Vice President, Global Drug Distribution at MARKEN to its Board. Chiara brings a wide pharmaceutical supply chain perspective to the panel of experts leading the group. Venuti joins the Association leadership team as the CCA plans new projects with like-minded groups in the temperature-controlled supply chain, […]
June 6, 2024

The Cool Chain Association Welcomes two new Board Members and appoints Vijan Chetty as Treasurer

The CCA has appointed Vijan Chetty, General Manager, Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) as its new Treasurer, and two new Board members as it commits to new projects. Natalie Niers, Chief Operating Officer, Validaide, and Ian Buck, Head of Business Development, AEROTUF have joined the CCA Board. Gerton Hulsman, Commercial Director, Energy in Process, has […]
March 26, 2024

MSC Air Cargo joins Cool Chain Association

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has welcomed MSC Air Cargo to its growing membership of companies working together to improve the temperature-controlled supply chain. CCA members collaborate on initiatives to drive quality and innovation in the cool chain, with the vision of helping to reduce food loss and improve the pharmaceuticals supply chain. The Association has […]
December 13, 2023

Pharma.Aero and Cool Chain Association sign MoU to harmonise perishable and pharmaceutical shipping processes

Pharma.Aero, a cross-industry collaboration platform for life science logistics, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cool Chain Association (CCA), an industry association specialising in temperature-controlled logistics, to harmonise pharmaceutical and perishable cold chain processes. The MoU outlines the associations’ shared commitment to foster collaboration and enhance transparency between the life science and […]
September 28, 2023

Calling All Cool Chain Association Members: Your Input Drives Innovation

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has a proud history of making strides in the cold chain industry. Behind this is our members, who are the CCA’s greatest strength. We’re inviting you, our dedicated community of industry professionals, to be proactive in steering our initiatives towards greater success. Here’s a breakdown of how you can get […]
September 28, 2023

Member Spotlight: SkyCell AG on Sustainable Pharma Transport

Nicola Caristo, Senior Quality Manager and Secretary General of the Cool Chain Association, and Chiara Venuti, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, both from SkyCell AG, recently shed light on the sustainable challenges facing the pharmaceutical supply chain and the innovative technologies that are helping to address these challenges in a presentation at Airfreight Pharma. SkyCell […]
September 28, 2023

Collaboration is key to an efficient cool chain

During a joint interview held at the Airfreight Pharma Conference in Athens, Pharma.Aero and the Cool Chain Association (CCA) underscored the pressing need for increased collaboration within the industry. This spirit of cooperation was demonstrated by their co-hosted afternoon at Airfreight Pharma on Thursday, September 21st. Power of the many “Attempting to implement change in […]
September 21, 2023

Cool Chain Association releases perishables best practice video and launches new pharma trial

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) launched a best practice video for perishables handling at Airfreight Pharma today (21st September), based on key findings from recent trials by CCA member Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB). The educational video presents learnings from PPECB’s two perishables trials, which examined pain points in the transportation of raspberries and […]
June 8, 2023

Cool Chain Association welcomes two new members ahead of Airfreight Pharma

Switzerland-based Lamprecht Pharma Logistics and France-based Logfret have become the latest members to join the Cool Chain Association (CCA). Lamprecht Pharma Logistics, a logistics solution provider for pharmaceuticals, and Logfret, an international freight forwarding company offering digital solutions, both have a dedicated focus on optimising cool chain solutions within their supply chains. “Lamprecht Pharma Logistics and Logfret bring […]
May 9, 2023

Cool Chain Association identifies avoidable supply chain pain points in its second tracking trial of perishables

The Cool Chain Association (CCA)’s second tracking trial of perishables undertaken by its member the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) has identified significant areas where action can be taken to reduce food loss. PPECB tracked consignments of raspberries, which have a very low shelf life, from South Africa to the UK as part of an ongoing project […]
March 1, 2023


The Cool Chain Association plans to draft a best practice handling procedure for perishables based on a series of trials tracking perishables exports from farm to table or vase undertaken by CCA partner the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB). A PPECB pilot trial monitoring cut flower exports from South Africa to Europe traveling last month, […]
November 29, 2022


The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has welcomed Brussels Airport, Boeing, SATS, and Validaide as members and appointed Miguel Rodríguez, Senior Manager Climate Control Products, Qatar Airways, as Treasurer. The Association, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, continues to grow with the vision of facilitating and enabling collaboration, education, and innovation in the temperature-sensitive supply […]
September 7, 2022

Cool Chain Association celebrates its 20th anniversary and signs MoU with Perishable Products Export Control Board

 The Cool Chain Association (CCA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary and entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB), which will see collaboration into research initiatives about airfreight of perishables. CCA was established in 2002 to encourage collaboration in the temperature-controlled supply chain industry in order to reduce […]
July 13, 2022

CCA AGM presentation highlights in Rome, Italy – 6th July 2022

The Cool Chain Association held its AGM in Rome on the 6th July 2022, attracting key industry leaders to share their latest reports and updates within the cool chain and logistics industry. The event attracted speakers from Brussels Airport, Challenge Group, Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) and Tive Inc. A summary of the highlights […]
July 12, 2022


Members ofCool Chain Association (CCA) Technical Committee Programme have completed the first stage of a project to trial a new label for perishables shipments, driven by Challenge Group. The results were discussed at the CCA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Perishables event last week in Rome, Italy, where a launch Risk Management Programme tracking asparagus […]
June 29, 2022

Welcome to our new member Tive

Boston, USA – based Tive has developed trackers that transmit real-time shipment data across all modes, including temperature and humidity readings.  Tive’s single-use and multi-use trackers can stream location and condition information for any food or perishables shipment.  “Having accurate, real-time temperature tracking helps companies manage and maintain their stability budgets,” said Blerta Lataj, Referral […]
June 28, 2022


The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has welcomed a new member, real-time tracking company Tive, to its growing membership as it prepares to host a two-day perishables summit in Rome, Italy on July 6th and 7th.  Boston, USA – based Tive has developed trackers that transmit real-time shipment data across all modes, including temperature and humidity […]
April 7, 2022


Stakeholders across the perishables supply chain should adopt a digital approach to risk management to reduce waste and create value by extending shelf life, Eric Mauroux, Cool Chain Association (CCA) Board member and Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FreshBizDev told delegates at Fruit Logistica today. The industry has been slow to adopt new […]
February 21, 2022

Member spotlight – Robust, Reliable, Reusable: Delivering pharmaceuticals to patients safely and efficiently

In the face of an ever-changing, turbulent pharmaceutical supply chain where demand is only increasing, stakeholders continue to require robust, reliable, reusable cold storage solutions, to provide effective temperature sensitive control to protect the integrity of pharmaceutical products. The baseline requirement for pharmaceutical logistics is that products should arrive on time, undamaged and with no […]
February 21, 2022

New CCA members

We are pleased to welcome three new members to the CCA, LOT Polish Airlines, Tower Cold Chain, and Challenge Group. LOT is the sixth airline to join CCA’s growing membership. “By joining the CCA and taking part in the Risk Management Committee, we hope to create common global standards and work towards a safe environment […]
February 17, 2022

New Risk Management Committee launched

We have launched our first project under the Technical Committee Programme, which aims is to assist, analyse, study, and manage critical points affecting product quality along the cool chain, as well as developing standards, and initiating projects. Under the sponsorship of our Board member Eric Mauroux, the Risk Management Committee includes shipper, airline, and forwarder […]
February 9, 2022

Cool Chain Association welcomes two new members and kicks off its Technical Committee with a risk management project

LOT Polish Airlines and Tower Cold Chain are the latest members to join the Cool Chain Association Luxembourg, Wednesday 9th February 2022: The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has continued to grow its membership with the addition of LOT Polish Airlines and Tower Cold Chain. The Association, whose members collaborate towards improving quality in the temperature-sensitive supply […]
December 7, 2021

Cool Chain Association welcomes temperature-sensitive air freight specialist Challenge Group as its newest member

The CCA continues to grow its global membership, working with companies focused on improving the cool supply chain Luxembourg, Tuesday 7th December 2021: Challenge Group is the latest temperature-sensitive supply chain specialist to join the Cool Chain Association (CCA) as part of its growing membership. Global air cargo group Challenge’s six companies include cargo airlines, handlers, […]
September 16, 2021

The Cool Chain Association launches new logo and website at its seventh global perishables event

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) welcomed over 60 delegates to its Seventh Global Perishables Conference held virtually yesterday Luxembourg, Thursday 16 September 2021: The Cool Chain Association has launched a new logo and website as part of its drive to grow membership and further support a more quality-driven temperature-sensitive supply chain. The new branding reflects CCA’s efforts to […]
September 6, 2021

Cool chain association backs children’s charity and welcomes two new sponsors at its seventh annual perishables conference

lobal container shipping line MSC and South African terminal operator FPT join the Perishables Products Export Control Board (PPECB) to support the virtual conference
August 10, 2021

Cool chain association board welcomes miguel rodríguez moreno from qatar airways cargo who will focus on technology at the perishables conference

The seventh CCA Perishables conference will take place virtually on the 15th of September 2021 with a focus on innovation and tech and an overview of the South African perishables market
July 6, 2021

Cool chain association welcomes five new members and launches technical committee

The announcement comes as Qatar Cargo becomes the latest member and former CCA Secretary General Edwin Kalischnig is made Honorary Board Member.
February 17, 2021

The Cool Chain Association joins Cargo iQ’s latest initiative to support supply chain quality

CCA members will take part in a Cargo iQ Pilot Program exploring Care Mapping in the pharma cool chain
January 15, 2021

Etihad cargo’s IATA CEIV certification opens membership to cool chain association and

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday 15th January 2020 – On the back of its recent successes in obtaining IATA CEIV certifications for both its pharma and fresh products, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has announced an extension of its cold chain global business partnerships by joining the exclusive Cool Chain Association as well as Pharma.Aero.
December 11, 2020

An Update on the LAX Initiative

The LAX initiative was launched as part of our ongoing goal to find tangible ways to improve the temperature supply chain and fight food loss, as well as making sure pharma consignments safely reach their destinations.
November 16, 2020

Cool chain association launches change management matrix to assist airports to prepare for the covid-19 vaccine

The project was launched at the CCA’s COVID-19 Taskforce Workshop when members also called for pharma shippers to sign up to Known Shipper schemes to help ease bottlenecks along the value chain
October 22, 2020

Cool chain association and international air transport association sign MOU

CCA and IATA join forces to drive improvements in the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of the temperature-controlled supply chain
August 6, 2020

The Importance of Social Media for Associations

Social media is an essential tool for associations and businesses, facilitating the instant spread of news, campaigns, and support throughout different verticals. More importantly, these platforms help connect businesses with customers, increase brand awareness, and boost leads and sales. But how does social media make this possible?
May 5, 2020


The perishable industry within the African Continent is experiencing challenges in both the marketing and logistical value chain as a result of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of July, the African Continent had reported 478,467 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, with the countries most impacted countries being South Africa (SA) and Egypt representing almost 41% and 15% of COVID-19 positive cases respectively.
October 31, 2019

Cool chain association to focus on practical solutions for a sustainable business future at third americas conference

Luxembourg, Thursday 31st October: Shippers will share insight into challenges facing the temperature-controlled supply chain at the Cool Chain Association (CCA)’s Americas Conference, Sustainability Matters, next month.
July 11, 2019

Cool Chain Association gives shippers the voice to explore life changing final mile pharma solutions

Luxembourg Thursday 11th July 2019: Registration for the Cool Chain Association (CCA)’s Airfreight Pharma Conference has opened, promising a program that will shine a light on collaborative solutions to final mile challenges.
June 3, 2019

Pharma handling expert Nicola Caristo new Cool Chain Association Secretary General

Manager – Auditing & Certification Manager for Alha Group, has been announced as the new Secretary General for the Cool Chain Association (CCA).
May 15, 2019

Data sharing pilot demonstrates benefits of transparency for Cool Chain partners fighting food loss

Data sharing pilot demonstrates benefits of transparency for Cool Chain partners fighting food loss
March 27, 2019

Cool Chain Association members pilot data sharing initiative aimed at reducing food loss

Perishable consignments will be tracked on every stage of a cool chain trade lane to identify inefficiencies within the value chain.
February 20, 2019

Last mile awareness is the new focus for Cool Chain Association with collaborative solutions debated at its pharma event

Last mile awareness, automation and data sharing will top the agenda at the 7th CCA Pharma and Biosciences Event in Paris in September 2019
September 26, 2018

Cool Chain partners must learn to share data to ensure secure pharma deliveries direct to the patient

in Association (CCA) conference told to innovate ready for a new normal, which could see drivers also being nurses delivering vaccines.

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