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Cool Logistics Asia Conference 5 -7 September, 2018

Cool Logistics Asia will change its format and be held on the floor of the Asia Fruit Exhibition. For the first time Cool Logistics Asia will be held across three days. This will provide visitors with more flexibility and attend all the sessions they are interested in.

Under the new format individual sessions will be limited to 2.5 hours and cover some of the familiar issues such as regional Intra-Asia shipping trends, perishable logistics case studies, first and last mile challenges lessons on temperature abuse and also a ‘crash-course’ in logistics for those unfamiliar with the basics of logistics.

The sessions will be led by Alex von Stempel, managing director of Cool Logistics Resources Ltd. Each session will feature at least one or two speaker per slot (around 20 minutes) in order to facilitate a debate with the audience.

  • Participation is free for all visitors and exhibitors.
  • Simultaneous translation English - Mandarin
  • The detailed programme of 2017 is available >>here<<

5-7 September 2018

daily, 14:00 - 16:30


Free for all visitors and exhibitors

Target Audience

  • Shipping companies
  • Airlines
  • Logistics companies specializing in perishables
  • Ports and terminals
  • Container lessors and depots
  • Food inspection companies
  • Cold store operators
  • Refrigeration and cold chain equipment and technology suppliers (reefer containers, trailers, temperature monitoring, track and trace, e-commerce platforms)
  • Transport equipment managers
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Food safety and security specialists
  • Consultants
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Packaging
  • Perishable cargo owners
  • Wholesalers and retailers

More and more complexity in perishable supply chains

As perishable supply chains are becoming more complex to manage, transhipment and multiple handling risks are increasing. Missed connections or whole consignments left behind on the quay, the tarmac or at the packhouse in 30degC can give logistics a bad name.

By the same token some producers and exporters do not always ship as many boxes as planned or a consignment simply isn’t ready for pick up or worse, there is no box or pallet to be seen.

In addition cases of post-harvest temperature abuse during transit from field to packhouse often materialise only once the shipment arrives at destination. Incorrect weight declaration and containers being left unclaimed for weeks are some of the ‘horror stories’ carriers and logistics service providers keep complaining about.

The Cool Logistics Asia conference will try and isolate some of these issues and suggest how the relationship between fresh produce shippers, carriers and freight forwarders can be improved.


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Ms Sinenart Baramirattanachai