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Cool Logistics Asia 4 -6 September, 2019

The 4th Cool Logistics Asia will be held alongside Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong at Asia World-Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong. The event will consist of a series of practical workshops including analyses and case studies in perishable logistics.

The over-arching theme of Cool Logistics Asia this year is: charting the value migration in the logistics chain.

  • Changing perishable trade patterns and perishable product displacement
  • Tracking modal shifts
  • Changing priorities in sustainable packaging
  • Maximising cold chain investments

The individual sessions will be limited to 2 - 2.5 hours and cover some of the familiar issues such as shipping, airfreight and include also less familiar ones such as rail freight and analyse drivers behind possible modal shifts.

The programme will be led by Alex von Stempel, Managing Director of Freshwater Logistics.

Each session will feature two to three speakers per session (around 20 minutes) and lead into a panel discussion after each session with the speakers.

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

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.


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