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Grow the industry and lead the cold chain.

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Energy Excellence Program Tutorials & FAQs

  The tools and resources below will help you find success in the Energy Excellence Recognition Program.    Program Tutorials Brief introduction to the GCCA Energy Excellence Recognition Program, including a description of the qualitative and quantitative elements, recognition levels and program fees.     Learn how to sign up for and take...


GCCA Energy Excellence Recognition Program

 Energy is the second highest cost in our industry behind labor. Managing energy costs is a high priority for members. The GCCA Energy Excellence Recognition Program helps temperature-controlled warehouse operators measure and improve energy efficiency at each of their facilities.    Using qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, operators can track facility...

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Latin American Cold Chain Congress

November 11, 2018 to November 13, 2018

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Planning for Food Safety in Design and Construction

As temperature-controlled warehousing providers diversify and expand their offerings to meet their customers’ needs by building onsite processing areas, many are facing challenges when planning for food safety. A relatively new challenge for warehouse operators who have typically dealt with frozen and packaged product, processing areas require a stringent review of procedures to ensure compliance...

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GCCA Welcomes Korean Student Visitors

Committed to the worldwide development of the cold chain, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) encourages individuals and members all over the world to invest in furthering their education and understanding of the cold chain. In mid-July 2018, a group for South Korean students requested GCCA’s assistance with introductions and connections to cold chain logistics companies in the United States...

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GCCA Partners with OSHA for Safe + Sound Week

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is partnering with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in support of its annual Safe + Sound Campaign.  The campaign is nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in...

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Get Acquainted with the Newest GCCA European Members

The Global Cold Chain Alliance has welcomed over twenty additional members in the past two years; new comers, but also ‘old-timers’ which we have had the pleasure of welcoming back to the active membership. We wish to herewith recognize all of them and thank them for their trust: Antwerp Cold Stores, Belgium – Warehousing & transportation B-Built, Netherlands - Construction Blulog,...

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Regional Snapshot: Poland

During a road trip last April in Poland, visiting some of our member cold stores and the WorldFood Warsaw, I learned more about the national market, its challenges and opportunities for temperature-controlled third-party logistics. The production of chicken has increased by 12 to 15% in the past two years, producers are expanding their buildings, which is a general trend in poultry in the country...

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Explore Industry Turnover Rates and Improve Onboarding with New Resources

GCCA is proud to offer tools to members in order to best equip them to navigate the difficult hiring market.    Creating a World-Class Onboarding Experience invites business leaders and 3PLs to reconsider the traditional approaches to the onboarding process in order to maximize the success of a new hire. Onboarding new employees is a critical part of the employment process,...

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