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:

 

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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....

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European Market Snapshot 1Q21

At the end of the first quarter of 2021, the European cold chain landscape is characterized by high storage occupancy and low stock rotation, mostly driven by food service still being at a near standstill. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the sector, while Brexit has disrupted trade flows as well as the labour market. At the same time, China has been exporting a lot to Europe in the past...

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Stockhabo, a Constellation Cold Logistics Company, Break Grounds For New Expansion

Stockhabo recently announced that groundwork will start in March for the construction of a new high bay warehouse. The new building, which will have a capacity of 28,500 pallets, will be fully automated and will use 50% less energy than a conventional freezer. The first pallets are expected in June 2022.   Stockhabo, a Constellation Cold Logistics company, is strategically located...

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NewCold Signs Agreement as Principal Sponsor of the Dutch 2022 Winter Olympic Bobsleigh & Skeleton Team

Pioneering Netherlands-based cold chain logistics company, NewCold, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with the Bob en Sleebond Nederland (BSBN) to sponsor the Dutch bobsleigh and skeleton team as it prepares for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be hosted in Beijing, China. The agreement also includes an option to extend the sponsorship for the following four years in the run-up to the...

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InspiraFarms Announces Appointment of New CEO and New Offers

(on the left: Julian; on the right: Michele) InspiraFarms is pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Mitchell as the new CEO, taking over from Michele Bruni, who will now fully dedicate his time being Chief Commercial Officer. Coming from a background of fast-growing businesses in East Africa, Julian Mitchell is well placed to continue the growth trajectory that InspiraFarms is on...

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Constellation Cold Logistics Establishes Strategic UK Presence

Constellation Cold Logistics establishes strategic UK presence through acquisition of majority interest in HSH Coldstores alongside Founder and CEO. Grimsby and London, 13 January 2021   Constellation Cold Logistics (“Constellation” or the “Platform”), a leading platform in European cold storage and logistics, announced today the acquisition of a majority equity interest in HSH...

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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