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:

 

Connect

Resources

24TH GCCA EUROPEAN COLD CHAIN CONFERENCE

In case you were unable to attend or would like to a session again, we’ve posted presentation slides from the 24th GCCA European Cold Chain Conference (held virtually 1-3 June 2021) below for download. The recordings of the sessions can be purchased in our online store (link to be updated when store ready). Contact Julie Hanson for more information.  ...

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Stockhabo Acquires Frigologix And Targets Entry into the French Market

Stockhabo, a Constellation company, announces 100% acquisition of Frigologix, marking a significant expansion of its activities in Belgium and a strategic entry into the French market Mouscron, 1 June 2021 Constellation Cold Logistics (“Constellation” or the “Platform”), a pan-European platform comprising market-leading cold storage businesses, announced today that its partner company in...

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Antwerp Cold Stores and Seafrigo Group Join Forces

Antwerp Cold Stores and Seafrigo Group join forces and become a key player in transport logistics, handling and storage under controlled temperature.   This 30th of April, the 2 specialists have formalized to join forces to become the number one in Belgium for perishable goods handling and storage under controlled temperature. This liaison has become evident, and Antwerp will now have...

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GCCA Europe Welcomes Two New Members

GCCA Europe is excited to introduce its two newest members – Belgium-based Shecco, market accelerator, joining GCCA’s World Food Logistics Organisation (WFLO), and German Körber Supply Chain & Automation, specializing in supply chain software solutions and cutting-edge automation. Shecco is a global, independent market accelerator for clean cooling technologies, particularly natural...

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European Cold Chain Conference Revealed Hot Trends in Cold Chain

Cold chain professionals from fifteen countries across Europe, South Africa, Asia and North America attended the 24th European Cold Chain Conference held on 1-3 June as a virtual event.   The educational programme spotlighted industry and economic trends, Brexit current and upcoming impact on cold chain models, investment considerations for small and medium companies, automation as a...

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Dawsongroup | global launches new cold storage solution that stacks up

POLARºSTORE™ offers a simple, cost effective and reliable option for cold storage worldwide Dawsongroup | global is now bringing its expertise in temperature-controlled solutions to the rest of the world with the launch of its new POLARºSTORE™ range. With over 80 years of knowledge, experience and heritage built up within the UK and European cold chain and logistics sector,...

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Magnavale Announce Construction of the UK’s Largest and Most Efficient Cold Storage Unit

16 March 2021 - Magnavale, a UK leader in temperature-controlled storage and added value services has announced that it has secured both planning and funding to construct a single, fully automated cold store with a capacity of 96,000 pallet spaces.   Being built as an entirely new store, rather than joined onto an existing facility, the store will be the largest ever built in the UK...

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GCCA Europe Welcomes Warehouse Member From Bulgaria

GCCA Europe is excited to introduce its newest warehouse member, Eurofrio Bulgaria. Located in Plovdiv, in the centre of the country, Eurofrio cold store offers a complete range of services and a total capacity of 24,700 pallets.   Eurofrio Bulgaria CEO Nikolay Kolev commented on their recent membership: “We believe in delivering quality solutions, providing exceptional service,...

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Successful Warehouse Forum Shed Light On Key Trends

GCCA Europe hosted its first European Warehouse Forum of the year on 17 March. The virtual event brought together nearly 50 cold chain logistics members from fifteen countries across Europe and other regions – see who attended.   The Warehouse Forum is a unique platform for temperature-controlled logistics operators to learn about the latest market developments at country level....

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

GCCA European Division

Belgium

CEBA UK Division

United Kingdom uk@iacsc.org

Membership, Finance and International Programs + Projects

Julie Hanson

Director of GCCA Europe
+32-496065865

Peter Clayton

CEBA UK Director

Gareth Ross

CEBA UK Executive Secretary

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