Forge a universally strong cold chain where every product retains quality and safety through each link.
Grow the industry and lead the cold chain.
Supporting this critical mission are three Core Partner trade associations, which provide relationships, resources, and recognition to its members.
- International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) is the 3PL, temperature-controlled warehouse industry’s association.
- International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) is the temperature-controlled transportation and logistics industry’s association.
- International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) is the association for experts in the design and construction of temperature-controlled facilities.
The Global Cold Chain Alliance and its Core Partners are supported by the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a nonprofit foundation. WFLO develops education and research for the industry and provides cold chain advisory services that empower economic development and strengthen the global cold chain.
GCCA, launched in 2007, serves as the focused voice of the cold chain industry. GCCA is a platform for communication, networking and education for each link of the cold chain. Learn more about our history.
GCCA serves more than 1,300 companies in 75 countries who serve the food industry by providing third-party, temperature-controlled supply chain services. Over 40 percent of GCCA members are outside North America. Learn more about membership.
What is the Cold Chain?
The cold chain refers to the temperature management of perishable products in order to maintain quality and safety from the point of slaughter or harvest through the distribution chain to the final consumer. Learn more about the Cold Chain.
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