Cool Chain Association and Cargo iQ launch new initiative

By Rachelle Harry

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has teamed up with Cargo iQ to launch a new initiative, Care Mapping Project, for temperature-controlled supply chains.

The new Cargo iQ pilot programme aims to develop tools and standards for planning and control, as well as for the evaluation of conditions under which shipments move.

The initiative will initially focus on pharmaceuticals, with other special care services such as valuables, live animals, and perishables, being road-tested once the methodology has been finalised.

Stavros Evangelakakis, chairman of the CCA, and head of global healthcare at Cargolux Airlines, explained: “CCA members are focused on improving the cool chain to help reduce food loss and to ensure that life-saving pharma shipments arrive safely with the patients that need them.”

“To achieve true transparency and move the industry forward, it is vital that we collaborate and share knowledge with like-minded stakeholders such as Cargo iQ and its members.”

Ariaen Zimmerman, executive director at Cargo iQ, added: “Cargo iQ works with leading stakeholders such as CCA from across the air cargo industry to test the concept and help develop a simple, scalable method to provide both top-down and bottom-up planning, as well as transparency for all operators in the supply chain.”

CCA will be announcing a series of new initiatives and events over the coming months, all focused on delivering tangible benefits to the temperature-controlled supply chain.

Cargo iQ will officially launch its Care Mapping Pilot, announcing the companies that are taking part, at the IATA World Cargo Symposium, Istanbul next month.

Cargo iQ will also hold its Annual General Meeting in Istanbul together with announcement of another Pilot on parameters for service differentiation.

Cargo iQ pilot programmes are open to any relevant company and are not restricted to Cargo iQ members.

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