Cool Chain Association

The CCA is a non-profit organisation with the aim to reduce wastage and improve the quality, efficiency and value of the temperature sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical & horizontal collaboration, education and innovation amongst our members and stakeholders.

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(Back left to right) Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aero and Vijan Chetty, CCA Board Director and General Manager, PPECB. (Front left to right) Stavros Evangelakakis, Chairman, CCA and Global Product Manager, Cargolux Airlines and Trevor Caswell, Chairman, Pharma.Aero (Edmonton International Airport).

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PHARMA.AERO AND COOL CHAIN ASSOCIATION SIGN MOU TO HARMONISE PERISHABLE AND PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPPING PROCESSES


The partnership will drive the alignment of pharmaceutical and perishable air cargo processes to improve operations, enhance visibility, and reduce performance irregularities

Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday 13th December 2023: Pharma.Aero, a cross-industry collaboration platform for life science logistics, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cool Chain Association (CCA), an industry association specialising in temperature-controlled logistics, to harmonise pharmaceutical and perishable cold chain processes.

The MoU outlines the associations’ shared commitment to foster collaboration and enhance transparency between the life science and perishable supply chain.

“Our partnership with Pharma.Aero is born out of a shared goal to improve the quality and safety of the cool supply chain,” said Stavros Evangelakakis, CCA Chairman of the Board, and Head of Global Healthcare, Cargolux.

“We believe that we can achieve so much more through cross-industry collaboration than we ever could working independently in silos.”

Pharma.Aero and the CCA will collaborate on projects to review and recommend new industry processes and guidelines.

“By promoting harmonious processes across perishables and pharma we hope to facilitate a holistic and sustainable approach to air cargo, highlighting where the industry can simplify operations with better handling, reduce waste with improved data visibility, and increase profits with more efficient processes,” said Nicola Caristo, CCA Secretary General and Senior Quality Manager, SkyCell AG.

The associations are looking to compare critical control points identified in the CCA’s perishable trials with those recognised by Pharma.Aero in the pharmaceutical supply chain, using IATA’s CEIV Pharma and Fresh certifications as benchmarks to identify shared standards for improving the cold chain.

“We are excited about the prospect of joint industry projects that will not only drive advancements but also set new benchmarks for industry collaboration,” said Trevor Caswell, Chairman, Pharma.Aero.

“By joining forces, we aim to leverage our collective expertise to address the evolving challenges in the life science temperature-controlled logistics.”

Pharma.Aero is a collaborative platform with over 70 Life Science and MedTech manufacturers and cargo pharma-certified communities, working to enhance the industry through research and insights on emerging trends.

“Collaboration between associations is an important element in the strategic development and exponential growth of Pharma.Aero,” said Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aero.

“By reaching out to our different industry colleagues, we assure joined focus and drive to bring the best to the industry.”

The news follows the CCA’s launch of a pharmaceutical trial in partnership with its member, Lamprecht Pharma Logistics AG, to identify pain points in the pharmaceutical supply chain and optimise performance.

About Cool Chain Association

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) is a non-profit organisation bringing together all parts of the temperature-sensitive supply chain to create an impact with visible and measurable results for both companies and for society as a whole.

Its aim is to reduce wastage and improve the quality, efficiency, and value of the temperature-sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical and horizontal collaboration, education, and innovation amongst members and stakeholders.

To find out about attending the events or joining the Cool Chain Association, visit coolchain.org.

About Pharma.Aero

Pharma.Aero is a leading global cross-industry collaboration platform of over 70 Life Science and MedTech manufacturers, cargo pharma-certified communities and other logistics stakeholders. Founded in 2016, the organization has matured into an industry thought leader by developing cutting-edge projects, providing expertise and insights, and addressing new trends, thus fuelling the changes needed for tomorrow’s Life Science and MedTech logistics’ strategies.

Pharma.Aero is also co-founder and organizer of the annual International Pharma Logistics Masterclass. Since its first edition, in 2021, this unique program has brought together industry executives, experts, policy makers and international academics for a knowledge exchange experience of immense value. After three successful editions in Antwerp, Abu Dhabi and Singapore, in 2024, the Pharma Logistics Masterclass will be hosted by Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, USA.


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PHARMA.AERO AND COOL CHAIN ASSOCIATION SIGN MOU TO HARMONISE PERISHABLE AND PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPPING PROCESSES

The partnership will drive the alignment of pharmaceutical and perishable air cargo processes to improve operations, enhance visibility, and reduce performance irregularities

Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday 13th December 2023: Pharma.Aero, a cross-industry collaboration platform for life science logistics, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cool Chain Association (CCA), an industry association specialising in temperature-controlled logistics, to harmonise pharmaceutical and perishable cold chain processes.

The MoU outlines the associations’ shared commitment to foster collaboration and enhance transparency between the life science and perishable supply chain.

“Our partnership with Pharma.Aero is born out of a shared goal to improve the quality and safety of the cool supply chain,” said Stavros Evangelakakis, CCA Chairman of the Board, and Head of Global Healthcare, Cargolux.

“We believe that we can achieve so much more through cross-industry collaboration than we ever could working independently in silos.”

Pharma.Aero and the CCA will collaborate on projects to review and recommend new industry processes and guidelines.

“By promoting harmonious processes across perishables and pharma we hope to facilitate a holistic and sustainable approach to air cargo, highlighting where the industry can simplify operations with better handling, reduce waste with improved data visibility, and increase profits with more efficient processes,” said Nicola Caristo, CCA Secretary General and Senior Quality Manager, SkyCell AG.

The associations are looking to compare critical control points identified in the CCA’s perishable trials with those recognised by Pharma.Aero in the pharmaceutical supply chain, using IATA’s CEIV Pharma and Fresh certifications as benchmarks to identify shared standards for improving the cold chain.

“We are excited about the prospect of joint industry projects that will not only drive advancements but also set new benchmarks for industry collaboration,” said Trevor Caswell, Chairman, Pharma.Aero.

“By joining forces, we aim to leverage our collective expertise to address the evolving challenges in the life science temperature-controlled logistics.”

Pharma.Aero is a collaborative platform with over 70 Life Science and MedTech manufacturers and cargo pharma-certified communities, working to enhance the industry through research and insights on emerging trends.

“Collaboration between associations is an important element in the strategic development and exponential growth of Pharma.Aero,” said Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aero.

“By reaching out to our different industry colleagues, we assure joined focus and drive to bring the best to the industry.”

The news follows the CCA’s launch of a pharmaceutical trial in partnership with its member, Lamprecht Pharma Logistics AG, to identify pain points in the pharmaceutical supply chain and optimise performance.

About Cool Chain Association

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) is a non-profit organisation bringing together all parts of the temperature-sensitive supply chain to create an impact with visible and measurable results for both companies and for society as a whole.

Its aim is to reduce wastage and improve the quality, efficiency, and value of the temperature-sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical and horizontal collaboration, education, and innovation amongst members and stakeholders.

To find out about attending the events or joining the Cool Chain Association, visit coolchain.org.