GCCA membership in Europe spans 22 countries. In terms of cold chain technologies, Europe is one of the most cutting-edge regions of the world. GCCA Europe has provided enhanced industry resources in recent years, including publishing the European Productivity & Benchmarking Report.

 

European Advisory Committee

Tasos Charitonidis

Manager
Alaska Cold Stores
Greece
Xavier Haspeslagh

Managing Director
Stockhabo b.v.b.a
Belgium
Manuel C. Kabana

Director
Friopuerto Investment, SLU
Spain
Ben van Leeuwen

Transport Manager
Frigolanda Cold Logistics
Netherlands
  Niels Lundgaard-Svenstrup

Director
Husky - Coldstar Aps
Denmark

 

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Have (or Need) Extra Cold Storage Warehouse Space? Contact GCCA

GCCA members are working night and day to keep the food supply chain moving during the coronavirus pandemic. In some cases, food manufacturers, processors and shippers are seeking additional cold storage warehouse space. In an effort to help connect members to these opportunities, we're asking you to let our staff know if you have space available within your facilities. As we work through...

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COVID-19 resources for European members

GCCA Leadership is working very closely with the European Advisory Committee to identify pressing challenges of temperature-controlled 3PLs in the region through the situation around COVID-19. A dedicated portal was created on the GCCA Website including a response guide and a list of information sources.   The GCCA Response Guide is built on feedback and inquiries received from...

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State of the European Market in Spring 2020 – Resilience of Cold Chain 3PLs

In the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic similar trends were seen across Europe in the temperature-controlled third-party logistics (3PL) market, though occurring at different times in each country. In the wake of strict confinement measures announced by governments, consumers’ compulsive behavior pressured 3PLs for faster stock turn and larger volume shipments. At the same time, workers...

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Kloosterboer builds reefer container terminal in Vlissingen

Rotterdam, 30 January 2020 – Logistics service provider Kloosterboer invests in an automated and highly sustainable reefer container terminal named Kloosterboer Containerterminal Vlissingen in its location in the Vlissingen harbour (The Netherlands). It will initially have 1,020 reefer plugs. The container terminal will be operational by mid 2020. The expectation is to process 250,000 TEU...

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New GCCA Members from European Cold Store Companies

Since January, we have had the pleasure of welcoming six new European member companies to the GCCA family.  Learn more about them below.  Constellation Cold Logistics is a platform comprising market-leading European cold storage and logistics businesses. Constellation’s platform companies, which currently include Stockhabo* in Belgium, Lintelo in the Netherlands and Glacio in...

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Arcus Infrastructure Partners establishes European cold chain infrastructure platform with the creation of Constellation Cold Logistics

Arcus Infrastructure Partners (“Arcus”), an independent fund manager focused on mid-market, value-add infrastructure investments in Europe, announced today the creation of, and a significant investment in, Constellation Cold Logistics (“Constellation” or the “Company”), which is a platform comprising market-leading European cold storage and logistics businesses. Constellation’s platform companies...

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Arcus Infrastructure Partners announces strategic partnership for cold storage in Belgium through significant investment in Stockhabo

Arcus Infrastructure Partners, an independent fund manager with extensive experience in European infrastructure investments, announced today the acquisition of a significant interest in Stockhabo B.V. (“Stockhabo” or the “Company”), partnering with the founding Haspeslagh family to expand and strengthen the Company’s footprint and service offering for existing and new customers. This investment...

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Frigo Breda Establishes New Waterfront Coldstore in Moerdijk

Frigo Breda, a worldwide player in transport and Coldstore solutions for refrigerated and frozen cargo will establish itself per 1st June 2020 in the Port of Moerdijk. The new location will measure 5,8 hectares and have an own quay of 300 meters. Frigo Breda will realize a waterfront Coldstore with a capacity of 70.000 pallets and a new Headquarters. Port of Moerdijk will attract a serious player...

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New Leadership Opportunities For European Members

The GCCA Leadership has been working hand in hand with the European Advisory Committee to conduct industry reviews, to identify critical issues and to assess and develop member services. The European Advisory Committee is composed of five warehouse members from across the continent - Xavier Haspeslagh, Stockhabo, Belgium; Manuel Kabana, Friopuerto, Spain; Niels Lundgaard-Svenstrup,...

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, European Division
+32-496065865
jhanson@gcca.org

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