CCA event to explore how air cargo can reduce waste

Stavros Evangelakakis, Chairman of the Cool Chain Association and Global Product Manager Healthcare and Perishables, Cargolux

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) will host its Fifth Global Perishables Event at Europe’s largest fresh and food hub at Venlo, the Netherlands, on May 14-15 with a focus on how the airfreight supply chain can help reduce food loss.

Waste-to-energy solutions, the importance of standards in the cool chain, and collaboration with blockchain, are just some of the topics to be debated at the two-day event, which will also include a tour of the Fresh Park Venlo facilities.

CCA recently announced the launch of a pilot data sharing initiative to monitor shipments of commodities such as avocados and berries on trade lanes from Latin America to Europe and from the USA to the Middle East.

The data will be analysed by Food Waste Prevention Consultant and CCA researcher Philippe Schuler, who will present preliminary results on the first day of the CCA event next month.

“Our Global Perishables Conference will bring together thought leaders from across the temperature-controlled supply chain to discuss innovative ways to work together to help reduce food loss,” said Stavros Evangelakakis, chairman of the Cool Chain Association and global product manager healthcare and perishables, Cargolux.

“With a third of the world’s food going to waste it is important that, from grower to consumer, we all contribute to taking action.

“Our perishables event will provide a networking platform for change as well as an opportunity for delegates to see first-hand Europe’s largest fresh hub in operation.”

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