Ethiopia to host discussion on the future of perishable logistics


Ethiopia will host dialogue between players in the logistics sector, perishable goods producers and shippers, to discuss a properly functioning global cold chain.

“Cold chain services that support perishable food distribution globally are estimated to be valued at nearly $250 billion. If the world had a properly functioning cold chain, food losses due to perishables shipping can be brought down to just 2 per cent,” Cool Chain Association (CCA).

The Global CCA Perishable Conference, to be held on June 26, 2017 in Addis Ababa will open dialogue and offer a platform for exchange of ideas, knowledge and solutions to improve the perishables supply chain.

The event, invites perishable logistics and transport professionals from around the world to discuss and develop scalable, sustainable solutions to expand and improve the cold chain.

It also seeks to explore key macro-economic, trade and supply chain trends worldwide, as well as new niche opportunities and address the latest trends in temperature-controlled logistics, to find innovative solutions to common challenges and tackle issues related to trade barriers, infrastructure and distribution involved in perishables transportation.

In addition, the Global CCA Perishable Conference also aims to develop cold chain skills and infrastructure within the African continent.

Bringing under one roof, global and regional providers of cold chain logistics, transport services and infrastructure to meet with Africa’s perishable producers and shippers, the conference looks at identifying new opportunities that will allow African countries to compete in global markets.

Given the critical need for a better dialogue between the logistics sector and perishable producers and shippers, the Cool Chain Association and The STAT Trade Times is hosting the Global CCA Perishable Conference, this time in the African continent.