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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...


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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Was Your Facility Built by the Best?

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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GCCA Announces Location and Dates for 2020 Global Cold Chain Expo

GCCA announced that next year's venue and dates for the Global Cold Chain Expo will be the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX, September 28 - September 30, 2020. In 2020, the Expo will be a standalone event and not held in conjunction with FreshMarket and FreshTech. The move from Chicago was made with careful consideration, support and guidance from the GCCE Task Force made up of warehouse attendees...

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Registration is Now Open – GCCA Policy Forum – July 29-31, 2019 in Washington, DC

The Cold Chain Policy Forum, taking place July 29-31, is the premier policy event for businesses engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. Formally known as the GCCA Assembly of Committees Meeting, the Cold Chain Policy Forum will expand on policy-oriented education sessions and keynote presentations focused on rules and regulations and their impact on the cold chain. In addition to policy-...

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Emergent Cold announces investment in Piura, Perú

Key Points Emergent Cold enters Latin America Building a facility to process and produce Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) fruit Additionally will provide import/export and distribution services in Piura, Perú Emergent Cold (“Emergent”) one of the world’s fastest growing cold chain solutions companies, announced it is making a strategic investment in Piura, Perú, which marks Emergent’s...

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SBLC Alert - Upcoming Retirement Plan Legislation on the Fast Track

On May 24, 2019, the House passed H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 in a 417 to 3 vote.  This bipartisan legislation is being hailed as a landmark retirement bill that will greatly expand retirement savings.  In actuality the bill is comprised of a number of relatively small improvements which taken together should improve the...

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Protecting the Brand

Through GCCA survey research and focus group sessions, food companies indicated that protecting their brand and ensuring food safety has eclipsed just about every other priority – including reporting, sustainability, and cost. Because of this GCCA launched an effort to showcase the role of cold chain companies as brand protectors, including the “Protecting the Food Families Love” ...

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