Cool Chain Association membership grows

Miguel Rodríguez, senior manager climate control products, Qatar Airways. Photo: Cool Chain Association

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has added four members and appointed a new treasurer.

CCA has welcomed Brussels Airport, Boeing, Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), and Validaide as members.

It has also appointed Miguel Rodríguez, senior manager climate control products, Qatar Airways, as treasurer.

Boeing has been working closely with CCA members and recently participated in the CCA’s pharma event in Athens, Greece, presenting a case study on the performance of its aircraft’s temperature-controlled capabilities for a consignment of flowers from South America to Europe.

Brussels Airport has re-joined the CCA after a short hiatus to “support the organisation’s new drive to deliver programmes with tangible results”, said the CCA.

Sam Quintelier, cargo business development manager at Brussels Airport, attended the CCA’s AGM and perishables event in Rome, Italy earlier this year to demonstrate the airport’s new Perishable Management App developed to tackle wastage, and increase transparency between airline cargo handlers, freight forwarders and authorities.

SATS is the chief ground handling and in-flight catering service provider at Singapore Changi Airport and has developed a Cargo Terminal Network that spans over 10 major locations, such as Hong Kong and Dammam, harnessing innovation, technologies, and talents to feed and connect communities in over 60 locations and 14 countries across the Asia Pacific, UK and the Middle East.

Validaide was founded in 2016 to support the logistics industry with digital solutions for lane risk assessments and supplier qualification.

Stavros Evangelakakis, chairman, CCA, said: “Our ideas are striking a chord with the industry, and we are pleased to welcome our four new members as part of our movement for change.”

New treasurer Rodríguez brings over a decade of experience in air transport including senior roles in the temperature-controlled supply chain at Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

He replaces Eric Mauroux, founder and chief executive of FreshBizDev, who has served as treasurer since 2018.

“CCA would like to take this opportunity of thanking Eric for his commitment and hard work over the last few years,” said Evangelakakis.

“We wish him the best for his FreshBizDev business and look forward to working with him again soon.”

CCA, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, is currently looking for members to join its board of directors.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]