The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) announced that they have entered into a formal partnership agreement that builds on a 20-plus year affiliation between the two organisations and signals a new commitment to building knowledge, networking opportunities and insights across borders.
Cold Chain Federation Chief Executive Shane Brennan (pictured, right) said: “We are delighted to partner with GCCA in this way, giving CCF members access to an international knowledge bank, as well as opening the way for international opportunities and networking.
“Over three years CCF has grown massively in its profile and impact, building a range and events and services to benefit UK cold chain professionals. By partnering with GCCA we can add their vast experience and expert resources to our membership offer.
“The UK is a distinctive market, and most of what concerns our members is immediate and local, but there is so much to learn from looking outside our borders too. Working with GCCA our members will have access to the best of innovation, compliance, and insight from around the world.”
“GCCA is a truly global network with members in over 80 countries. By reinforcing our strong links to CCF we are able to bring more UK professionals into our network and utilize their knowledge to gain insight that benefits all our members,” said GCCA President and CEO Matthew R. Ott (pictured, left).
“We are very excited by the opportunities that collaboration with CCF can bring to GCCA and vice versa. We are keen to support and partner with independent national organisations like CCF, and we look forward to exploring ways to build further collaborative ventures that strengthen both organisations’ offer to members in all areas of the cold chain industry.”
The CCF and GCCA partnership was announced at the European Cold Chain Conference in Rotterdam on 25 March 2022. The two organisations will be hosting a joint meeting and celebration of their renewed partnership at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport Wales, on 14 July 2022.
Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) – Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. More information on GCCA can be found at www.gcca.org.
Cold Chain Federation – The Cold Chain Federation is the new company identity of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation. The organisation became FSDF in 2008, prior to this it was called the Cold Storage and Distribution Federation. It became CSDF in 1953. When it was founded in 1911, it was called the National Cold Storage Federation. A full list of Federation members can be viewed at coldchainfederation.org.uk/about.