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Call for Volunteers: GCCA Committees

The Global Cold Chain Alliance is currently seeking dedicated members to volunteer for GCCA committees. Due to GCCA Committees moving to different meetings throughout the year, the time frame to serve on a committee will change from August- August to January-December. Volunteers are at the heart of the GCCA's work. Through the contribution of time and...

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Upcoming Panel Discussion on Warehouse Insurance in South Africa

Obtaining insurance has become challenging for refrigerated facilities in South Africa and globally, especially for those that do not have what is seen as acceptable fire protection. To address these issues, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is hosting a panel discussion in Cape Town on February 5, 2020. Join industry peers and experts to discuss property insurance and...

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Driver Training to Minimize Food Safety Risks

All of your drivers moving food in commerce are key to your regulatory compliance with the U.S. Food Safety & Modernization Act Sanitary Transport of Food Rule (FSMA-STF). By being a member of the International Association of Refrigerated Transportation (IRTA), all employees of your company have access to free online driver training on critical topics that will avert your risk. Learn more...

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Service Partner Spotlight: The Lockton Companies

The Lockton Companies, a service partner of GCCA, provides exclusive eligibility for warehouseman’s legal liability, property and casualty insurance. The policies are specifically designed by and for PRWs offering a superior program at a competitive price. Insurance assistance is also available for CEBA (Controlled Environment Building Association) and IRTA (international Refrigerated...

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US Senate Passes USMCA

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed President Donald Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada on January 16, 2020. The USMCA will now be sent to the president to be signed into law. The USMCA will not go into full effect, however, until Canada's House of Commons approves it. They will convene late January. The USMCA would raise U.S. GDP by $68.2 billion, or 0.35 percent, by the sixth year...

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GCCA Comments on Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

On Friday, January 10, GCCA submitted comments on behalf of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace ("CDW" or the "Coalition"). The Coalition is an organization composed of hundreds of employer associations, individual employers and other organizations that collectively represent millions of US businesses of all sizes. The Coalition believes the Proposed Rules constitute...

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Guided Tour of Leading Logistics Companies in Mexico

On March 10, GCCA’s Latin America division will host a guided study tour, taking participants to top logistic companies throughout Mexico. The tour will take attendees to companies including Isocindu and Frigorifico Bajo Cero, which built and shaped capabilities to meet current and future cold chain needs throughout the region.  The study tour offers the opportunity learn specialized...

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Measure and Improve Overall Facility Energy Efficiency

To help members improve efficiency in their warehouse facilities, GCCA designed the Energy Excellence Recognition Program. Participants use interactive tools track efficiency at each of their facilities, as well as receive progress reports and helpful resources to reduce costs and instill a culture of energy efficiency. Top performers will receive recognition based on their achievements towards...

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Upcoming Webinar: 2020 Cold Chain U.S. Regulatory Outlook

Join Lowell Randel, GCCA Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs virtually on January 23 at 1:00 p.m. EST as he shares his observations and insights on U.S. regulatory changes coming to our industry in 2020 on this webinar. Lowell will speak on topics including rulemaking related to the EPA Risk Management Program, efforts to improve the Export Certificate process with FSIS-USDA, and...

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