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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Americold will acquire fourth largest cold chain provider for $1.7B

Americold Realty Trust ("Americold"), the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Agro Merchants Group (“Agro”) from an investor group led by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) for a...

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Want To Change Employee Performance Paradigm?

Is your performance review process working as well as you think it is? Recent studies of the global workforce, indicate that it may not be… One in four global employees report that they receive no feedback from their supervisors outside of performance evaluations. More than 65 percent of employees said the feedback they received in their annual performance review contained “surprises”...

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InspiraFarms Leadership Change

Tim Chambers, co-founder and CEO InspiraFarms of, leading provider of on- and off-grid cold storage solutions in Africa, has announced that he will be stepping down from his executive director role but will remain on the company’s board of directors.  “After eight years of leading InspiraFarms as CEO, I have taken the personal decision to step...

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Comau Implements Robotization Of Intralogistics Processes In The Dairy Industry

Regional Dairy Cooperative in Kalisz (OSM Kalisz) has implemented a comprehensive system of product transportation, palletizing, packaging and storage, one of the most advanced solutions of this type in the dairy industry in Poland. The system incorporates Promag warehouse and intra-logistic solutions and the innovative robots of Comau. The implementation was designed to expand and grow the...

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Clark Door Suggests How to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Ice Build Up in Frozen Stores

Warm air infiltration through open doorways forms, according to ASHRAE, a substantial proportion of the load in a controlled environment building. Yet there is a great deal of confusing data concerning the effects of heat loads on frozen stores and the operation of the refrigeration systems. Improvements to doorways can be cost effective and have a short pay-back time, helping reduce fixed loads...

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AGRO Merchants Group Expands Its Capabilities in Three Countries

Agro Merchants recently announced three expansions in Europe - plans to construct a new facility in FoodCentral, Dublin, The Republic of Ireland; the addition of blast freezing capacity to its facility in Whitchurch, UK; and the opening of a Border Inspection Point (BIP) at its Valencia cold store. On August 18, 2020, AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics...

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Conhexa-Duncold Expands Storage Capacity in Dunkirk

ConHexa, the first logistics operator in the port of Dunkirk, is proud to announce an expansion of the storage capacity of its Duncold division by 5,000 square meters, hence enabling additional storage and cross-dock operations for multi-temperature products. Duncold, conveniently located in the harbour area of Dunkirk next to the Terminal of Flanders, the Ferry Terminal and the SIVEP (Vets...

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Meet Six New GCCA European Members

The Global Cold Chain Alliance has recently welcomed six European companies as new members.  Ice-Loft is not a new-born company buying or selling fruits: they specialize in logistics for fruits and vegetables that need to be shipped overseas. Ice-Loft also owns an engineering office named Infra Asia Engineering in Vietnam (Hanoi). This consulting firm specializes in environmental...

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EU Mobility Package For Road Transportation Now Effective

In 2017, the European Commission started working on a set of initiatives to make traffic safer, encourage smart road charging, reduce CO2 emissions, air pollution and congestion, cut red-tape for businesses, fight illicit employment and ensure proper employment and social conditions for workers. The Mobility Package is part of these initiatives, and its first part (MP1) came into force this...

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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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