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Energy Excellence Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following facilities for participating in the GCCA Energy Excellence Recognition Program!   Gold Level   Company City State / Country Americold Logistics Albertville AL Americold Logistics Allentown PA...

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Court Vacates Rule Delaying RMP Changes

On August 17, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that vacated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) delay in implementing changes to the Risk Management Program (RMP).  One of the last regulations finalized at the end of the Obama Administration was a rule that added requirements to facilities regulated under the RMP program.  The Trump Administration issued a...

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GCCA Launches Energy Excellence Recognition Program

Managing energy costs, the second highest operating cost in the cold chain industry, is a top priority for members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). To help meet its goal of reducing energy consumption across the industry by 10%, the GCCA has launched the Energy Excellence Recognition Program. This new initiative helps temperature-controlled warehouse operators measure and improve...

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GCCA Welcomes First Kenyan-Based Member: Southern Shipping Services Limited

The Global Cold Chain Alliance is pleased to announce our first Kenyan-based member, Southern Shipping Services Limited an Alpha Group Company. Southern Shipping Services Limited has completed construction of the Alpha Business Park in Nairobi which houses three individual warehouses, and Kenya first 3PL cold storage facility with eight rooms of 434 metric ton capacity each, among other...

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Guide Available for Fire Prevention Using Oxygen Reducing Technology

Last month, a webinar in the Cold Chain Innovations Series explored active fire prevention using oxygen reduction technology. These systems control the amount of oxygen in fire risk areas to a level that prevents the start of fires, but also allows employees to enter and work normally. Oxygen reduction fire prevention systems have been approved and in use, predominantly in Europe, for more than...


Energy Excellence Program Tutorials & FAQs

  The tools and resources below will help you find success in the Energy Excellence Recognition Program.  Back to the Energy Excellence main page   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. *To watch in full...


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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