GCCA membership in Europe spans temperature-controlled warehouse members with a total capacity of over 25 million cubic meters, refrigerated transportation companies, controlled-environment building companies as well as abroad range of cold chain equipment suppliers and other vendors across 22 countries.

 

Leadership

The European Logistics Council is the leadership group advocating for the interests of GCCA’s European membership community, replacing the former “GCCA European Advisory Council”. Composed of GCCA temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation members, the Council contribute their experience, influence, and vision to promote cold chain overall, to enhance industry services and resources, and to help advance the sector. Get acquainted with the Council members here.

 

2021 Priorities

The European Logistics Council has set a number of priorities on which GCCA Europe will focus efforts in 2021. These include:

  • Carbon footprint reduction and climate change targets;
  • Cold storage insurance;
  • Labour and talent development;
  • Market data.

Services

A strong portfolio of services and programs are offered to our warehousing, transportation and controlled-environment building members in Europe. These include:

  • A broad range of GCCA resources, technical guides, white papers and market research (some resources are available in Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Educational & networking initiatives
  • Benchmarking data for warehouse operations
  • Advocacy for refrigerated transportation members
  • Scientific advice and inquiry service
  • GCCA’s WFLO Institute training, online learning and webinars
  • And more (explore the Resources section of this website for more)

 

Events

GCCA Europe offers multiple opportunities for members to meet in person and connect virtually:

Partnerships

  • Cold Chain Federation –  As part of the partnership agreement between the Cold Chain Federation and GCCA UK based storage and distribution; members of the Cold Chain Federation will have access to all the resources and benefits of GCCA membership.

CCF Members: Register here for your reciprocal GCCA  benefits.

GCCA Members: Register here for your reciprocal CCF benefits.

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GCCA Welcomes Sea-Invest and Honeywell

GCCA welcomed two new members in the first quarter of 2022 – logistics operator Sea-Invest (Flanders Cold Center) in Belgium, specializing in fresh and frozen fruits and other food products; and equipment supplier Honeywell from Spain specializing, amongst others, in low-global-warming-potential refrigerants and solutions. SEA-invest is a privately owned group specializing in stevedoring,...

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Over 150 Industry Captains Addressed The Future of Cold Chain in Rotterdam

The Global Cold Chain Alliance held its 25th European Cold Chain Conference on March 23-25 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This year’s conference attracted over 150 cold chain professionals, from across Europe, the United States and Australia. During the three-day programme, industry captains addressed the current challenges, developments and future opportunities of temperature-controlled logistics...

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GCCA European Productivity & Benchmarking Report Reveals Key Market Data

The latest European Productivity & Benchmarking Report (EPBR) of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, analysing data from the 2020 fiscal year, shows that storage accounts for nearly half of temperature-controlled warehousing revenues, which is a higher ratio than in 2018. Labour represents nearly half of the costs, same as in 2018. The report also shows inventory turnover twice as low as in 2018...

Resources

25th GCCA EUROPEAN COLD CHAIN CONFERENCE

    In case you were unable to attend or would like to review a session, we’ve posted presentations from the 25th GCCA European Cold Chain Conference below.    What: 25th GCCA European Cold Chain Conference When: March 23-25, 2022  Where: Rotterdam, Netherlands    Thursday, 24 March Opening Plenary Session...

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Alejandro Delgado Tarin Recipient Of The 2021 GCCA Europe Cold Chain Future Leader Award

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) announced Alejandro Delgado Tarin, Solutions & Project Manager, Europe at AGRO Merchants Group (part of Americold Logistics LLC) as the recipient of the 2021 GCCA Europe Cold Chain Future Leader Award during the competition final held on 28 September.   Delgado competed for the award with Shane Meharg of Magnavale, England and Chris Smith of...

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Temperature-Controlled Logistics Professionals Shape the Future of Cold Supply Chain

      The Global Cold Chain Alliance, representing third-party temperature-controlled logistics industry worldwide, held a mind-shaking Cold Chain Connection event on 18-19 November in Antwerp, Belgium. Nearly 50 professionals in the sector gathered in one of Europe’s most important trade hubs to address the current challenges of both temperature-controlled warehousing...

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stow announces creation of new stow Robotics unit and acquisition of Raiser Robotics

Spiere-Helkijn (Belgium) – 1 September 2021 – stow Group, a global leader in industrial storage solutions, is announcing the creation of stow Robotics, a new unit dedicated to warehouse automation.   stow Robotics will regroup all existing warehouse automation solutions for both pallets and bins, such as the stow Atlas 2D® pallet shuttles launched in 2020, and the related services and...

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GCCA Europe Welcomes Two More Members

GCCA Europe is pleased to announce its two newest members – Port of Antwerp and EuroFruitPorts, both from Belgium. Welcome aboard!   As Europe's second-largest port, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port of Antwerp annually handles around 231 million tons of...

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Find Out How Retailers and Food Industry Plan Logistics Outsourcing

In recent years, outsourcing logistics activities and high value-added services have been a driver of revenue growth and technological innovation for cold chain companies involved in the food sector. In an exclusive partnership, GCCA Europe and Rabobank have carried out research to better understand the state of the market, drivers and future opportunities of logistics outsourcing for cold chain...

Cold Chain Projects

GCCA Collaborates with USAID and CNFA to Improve Cold Chain in Republic of Georgia
GCCA has supported a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Georgia since 2013, working in partnership with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international non-profit organization that works to stimulate economic growth, improve livelihood, and support agricultural development. The project supports businesses who collect and store fruits and vegetables, and has recently relied on GCCA to locate experts in areas such as grape storage, apple storage, and freezing-drying production.
GCCA Collaborates with USAID and CNFA to Improve Cold Chain in Republic of Georgia
GCCA has supported a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Georgia since 2013, working in partnership with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international non-profit organization that works to stimulate economic growth, improve livelihood, and support agricultural development. The project supports businesses who collect and store fruits and vegetables, and has recently relied on GCCA to locate experts in areas such as grape storage, apple storage, and freezing-drying production.

Regional Contacts

Julie Hanson
Director of GCCA Europe
+32-496065865
jhanson@gcca.org

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