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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
Alaska Cold Stores
|Manuel C. Kabana
Friopuerto Investment, SLU
|Ben van Leeuwen
Frigolanda Cold Logistics
Husky - Coldstar Aps
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...
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”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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