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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NewCold Continues to Transform the Cold Store Industry with New Facility and Expands Partnership with Conagra Brands

State-of-the-art facility brings significant investment to Lebanon, Indianapolis Chicago, Illinois — Friday, November 13, 2020 — Pioneering Netherlands-based cold chain logistics company, NewCold, is pleased to announce that it is investing in a new, state-of-the art facility and expanding its existing customer partnership with Conagra Brands, one of North America’s leading branded...

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stow Awarded Enterprise of the Year 2020

On 8 December 2020, stow from Spiere-Helkijn, Belgium, was crowned ‘Onderneming van het Jaar®’ 2020. Stow CEO Jos De Vuyst received the prestigious award from Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. The 26th edition of the award, organized by EY in collaboration with De Tijd and BNP Paribas Fortis, took place virtually for the first time. A professional jury, made up of leading representatives...

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Glacio inaugurates 14,500 pallet position cold store expansion

On Friday 20 November, Glacio completed the commissioning of a new building, significantly increasing capacity at Rakkestad. Construction was completed in five months and the project was delivered on time and within budget. "After two years of operating at maximum occupancy, I look forward to offering additional capacity to our customers," says General Manager Christian Solberg, who proudly...

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Brexit Effective Since 1 January 2021

The Brexit agreement was finalized and signed on 30 December. The new EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement came into effect on 1 January 2021 with big changes. What does it mean for temperature-controlled logistics? One of the key points of the new free trade agreement is that there are no tariffs on goods or quotas of goods that can be traded between the EU countries and the UK, provided...

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GCCA’s New European Logistics Council Launched

The European Logistics Council was recently appointed and launched as a new member leadership group for GCCA’s European membership. Composed of GCCA warehousing and transportation members, the Council will contribute their experience, influence, and vision to enhance bespoke member resources and services and to the development of the industry overall. Eleven European members were...

Resources

23RD GCCA EUROPEAN COLD CHAIN CONFERENCE

In case you were unable to attend or would like to review a session, we’ve posted presentation slides from the 23rd GCCA European Cold Chain E-Conference (held virtually 17-25 November 2020) below for download. The recordings of the sessions can be purchased in our online store. Contact Julie Hanson for more information.   Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - Opening...

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Luca Quaresima of NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics Recipient of the 2020 GCCA European Cold Chain Future Leader Award

Brussels, Belgium (25 November 2020) – The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is proud to announce Luca Quaresima, Europe Logistic and Operations Manager of NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics, as the recipient of the 2020 GCCA European Cold Chain Future Leader Award. The award was presented during the recent GCCA European Cold Chain E-Conference, where over 140 temperature-controlled logistics...

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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”...

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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