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Cool Logistics Asia - Programme 2019

The 5th Cool Logistics Asia Conference will be held alongside Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. The event will consist of a series of practical workshops including trend analyses, technical overviews and case studies in fresh produce logistics.

Participation is free for all visitors and exhibitors. Simultaneous translation English - Mandarin - Japanese - Korean

  • The detailed programme is available under:

Wednesday 04 September

Supply and demand of transport capacity

  • Oceanfreight – the big picture
  • Perishable logistics and air/ocean capacity challenges
  • Shipper’s demands
  • Reefer container technology and its environmental impact
  • Fresh Certification
  • Discussion

Thursday 05 September

E-Commerce, investment and the coldchain

  • E-commerce and logistics investment
  • Blockchain and coldchain
  • Coldchain e-commerce analysis of market potential
  • Smart mobile cold chain storage solutions for first and last mile applications

Friday 06 September

Logistics and regional growth

  • Key trends in perishable cargo imports in Asia
  • South East Asia focus: airfreight – transport and logistics solutions for high value fresh produce
  • Post-harvest for beginners: taking care of the fundamentals
  • Discussion

4-6 September 2019



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.


Sponsorship & general enquiries

Ms Sinenart Baramirattanachai