The Cool Chain Association (CCA), who celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has welcomed SATS Ltd, Brussels Airport, Boeing, and Validaide as new members.
SATS is the chief ground handling and in-flight catering service provider at Singapore Changi Airport with a cargo terminal network that spans over 10 major locations, including Hong Kong and Dammam. It connects communities in over 60 locations and 14 countries across the Asia Pacific, UK and the Middle East.
Brussels Airport has re-joined the CCA after a short hiatus to support the organisation’s new drive to deliver programmes with tangible results. The airport wants to help improve the process of moving fresh produce and flowers with its new perishable management app, which aims to tackle wastage and increase transparency between airline cargo handlers, freight forwarders and authorities.
Meanwhile, Boeing’s membership relates to its commitment in enhancing sustainability in aviation, as well as the cold chain. The aircraft manufacturer has been working closely with CCA members and recently presented a case study on the performance of its aircraft’s temperature-controlled capabilities for a consignment of flowers from South America to Europe.
With Validaide, CCA is emphasising the importance of data exchange and digital collaboration across its members, utilising the former’s platform for lane risk assessments and supplier qualification.
CCA said it continues to grow with the vision of facilitating and enabling collaboration, education, and innovation in the temperature-sensitive supply chain.