Cool Chain Association signs deal with IATA

Geneva, Switzerland: The Cool Chain Association and the International Air Transport Association have joined forces to drive improvements in the temperature-controlled supply chain.

The aim is to improve the temperature-controlled supply chain by sharing feedback, experiences, knowledge, and best practice.
 
They plan to develop common work programs, including temporary task forces and round tables, for specific initiatives such as the transport of vaccines and life science products.
 
“Both CCA and IATA have a common interest in ensuring the secure handling and transport of perishables and pharmaceuticals by means of robust standards,” said Nicola Caristo, secretary general, Cool Chain Association.
 
“Through this agreement we are establishing a formal basis of collaboration to better assist the global industry to improve, as well as increasing sustainability and reducing waste.

The initiative will see representatives of both organisations attending each other’s industry meetings as observers, to present best practice and communicate the results of ongoing projects such as the CCA’s data sharing trials.
 
As a first step, the association took part in IATA’s webinar on the industry’s readiness for the transportation of vaccines and life science products lead by Andrea Gruber, head of special cargo, IATA.
 
“Air cargo has been critical throughout this crisis in supporting medical staff on the front line fighting Covid-19 while ensuring that global supply chains are maintained for the most time-sensitive products including medical and food supplies,” said Glyn Hughes, global head of cargo, Iata. 
 
“With these experiences it is evident that collaboration and alignment with industry initiatives are key elements that will transform the future of our industry.
 
“This MOU between the CCA and IATA formalises an ongoing collaboration between the two organisations with the aim of better assisting the industry in improving the quality of pharmaceutical and perishable consignment handling and transportation.”

Andrea Gruber, head of special cargo at IATA and Nicola Caristo, secretary, Cool Chain Association

CCA aims to reduce wastage and improve the quality, efficiency, and value of the temperature-sensitive supply chain by enabling collaboration and encouraging innovation among its members.
 
CCA members are planning a new series of data sharing tests, under a project called the LAX Initiative, to monitor perishable shipments on global trade lanes in a bid to improve supply chain management and reduce food loss.

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