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IARW Global Top 25 List of Refrigerated Warehousing and Logistics Providers

Every year, the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) publishes the IARW Global Top 25 List of the largest refrigerated warehousing and logistics providers in the world.  The list is determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space operated by IARW Warehouse Members. 2019 IARW Global Top 25 List   Company Name Locations...

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GCCA Joins CDW Joint Employer Comments

On June 25th the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) signed onto CDW’s Joint Employer Comments to the Department of Labor (DOL.) These comments were made in response to the NLRB’s rule making early this year on joint employer status under the National Relations Act (NLRA). The rule attempts to implement a number of highly contentious policies from the Obama administration that have been struck...

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Apply Now for the Built by the Best Award

The CEBA Built by the Best Award program is now accepting nominations for the 2019 cycle. This award acknowledges association members for their expertise and innovation in constructing, renovating and or modernizing controlled environment buildings. The award is open to project teams comprised of Contractor/Design-Build companies, Processor/End-User/Warehouse/Third-Party Logistics companies, and...

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Drive Energy Conservation – GCCA Energy Excellence Program

The Energy Excellence Program recognizes warehouse facilities as they improve their energy efficiency and reward those that drive a philosophy of energy conservation, all while helping to make the overall cold chain more sustainable. Program participants use an interactive tool to track efficiency, which allows facilities to identify and change energy consumption behaviors. By enrolling in this...

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“Cool Tool” Spotlight – GCCA Cold Chain Index

The Cold Chain Index, designed by the Global Cold Chain Alliance, is a customizable rate builder template that members can use to provide justification to their customers during rate negotiations. The index tracks the growth rates of costs using mainly official sources of economic data along with actual expense classes from the IARW Productivity and Benchmarking tool. The CCI can be...

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Learn the Latest in Cold Chain Rules and Regulations – Register Now!

The Cold Chain Policy Forum is the can’t-miss policy event for businesses engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. Taking place July 29-31 in Washington, DC, the Policy Forum is the perfect meeting to send your safety, compliance, and legal teams to learn the latest in cold chain rules and regulations. This event gives you access to meetings with key federal agency officials and education...

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2020 Global Cold Chain Expo

September 28, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Dallas, Texas United States


2019 Global Cold Chain Expo

In case you were unable to attend or would like to review a session, we’ve posted presentations from the 2019 Global Cold Chain Expo.  What: Global Cold Chain Expo  When: 10 June - 12 June 2019  Where: Chicago, Illinois  Monday, June 10  Client & 3PL Partnerships Timothy Egan, Director, Warehousing and Transportation,...

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Cold Carrier Certification Program Launches at Global Cold Chain Expo

During the Global Cold Chain Expo, IRTA announced its Cold Carrier Certification program focused on excellence in refrigerated transportation. The Cold Carrier Certification has two major components, the first is carrier conformance with the STF through adoption of the IRTA Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide and carrier proof of knowledge for management personnel on specific Best...

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