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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UK Government Confirms Two Year Extension on £10m Cold Chain Climate Tax Saving Scheme

The Cold Chain Federation welcomes the Government’s new report on extending the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, securing the £10 million a year tax saving for the industry for 5 more years. The voluntary scheme which was due to end in 2023 and had been closed to new entrants since 2018, has been extended to 2025 and reopened the scheme for new applications. The decision to extend...

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Update Your Directory Listing

The Member Directory/Buyer’s Guide is the #1 most-used resource at gcca.org   Don’t miss out on potential customers finding your company - respond to our email to update your member/directory listing this week. It’s easier than ever. Your primary organization contact and your directory contact will receive an email this week with the below instructions. When one of those authorized...

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European Market Review, Summer 2020

The European industry reported that occupancy in the second quarter was still quite high with a limited stock turn for food services goods, while retail and distribution for home deliveries and e-commerce, that have boomed during the pandemic, are running at a good pace. Organic growth is seen in the frozen sector and the fresh sector entered the citrus season. The EU subsidies for private...

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GCCA Welcomes Two New European Members

GCCA most recently welcomed two new supplier members – Boltrics in the Netherlands joining as a warehousing associate member and GridBeyond, a UK-based company joining as warehousing associate member and controlled-environment building supplier. Also, rejoining GCCA is Savoye, as a warehousing associate member. Boltrics is a young, innovation-driven organization that delivers software for...

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GridBeyond Joins the Global Cold Chain Alliance

GridBeyond, the global leader in intelligent energy technology for commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses and Distributed Energy Resources Management (DERM) platform provider, has joined the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) as an industry supplier member. The company supports large energy consumers in improving their bottom line through new revenue streams and savings, whilst...

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Kloosterboer to build Cool Port II

  Rotterdam, The Netherlands - In mid-July, Kloosterboer will begin the construction of a new state-of-the-art fully automated multi-customer high-rise cold-storage facility with a storage capacity of 60,000 pallets at City Terminal Rotterdam. The building is expected to be finished by January of 2022. Two years after the realisation of Kloosterboer Cool Port I, an ultra-modern fruit...

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Cold Chain Federation welcomes re-opening of Government energy scheme worth £10m to cold storage businesses

Today the Cold Chain Federation formally supports the Government’s move to allow more businesses to join its Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme. The voluntary scheme currently provides members of the cold storage CCA with a collective £10 million saving every year. Previously due to end in 2023 and closed to new entrants, the UK Government announced in March that the CCA scheme will be...

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COVID-19 resources for European members

GCCA Leadership is working very closely with the European Advisory Committee to identify pressing challenges of temperature-controlled 3PLs in the region through the situation around COVID-19. A dedicated portal was created on the GCCA Website including a response guide and a list of information sources.   The GCCA Response Guide is built on feedback and inquiries received from...

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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