Founded in 2003, the association aims to reduce food 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 its members and stakeholders.
CO Cargo at Qatar Airways, Halleux, said: 'Through our membership with Cool Chain Association, we look forward to collaborating with its members, and contributing to CCA's vision of improving quality of temperature-sensitive products, increasing sustainability and reducing waste, thereby also contributing to the health of the planet, which aligns with our sustainability programme WeQare.'
Stavros Engelakakis, CCA's chairman, commented: 'CCA members are focused on developing tangible programmes and backing projects which help reduce food waste and ensure that lifesaving pharma consignments safely reach their destination and this has never been more relevant than now.'
Qatar Airways Cargo will join CCA and its members to deliver contributions in improving the cool chain and sustainable transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and perishable cargo. Through the membership, the airline will also participate in Cool Chain Association's board meetings and focus groups to contribute its expertise.
The carrier has established innovative solutions for the air freight of pharmaceuticals and perishables. It has also invested considerably in quality handling, infrastructure, digitalisation, facilities, people and procedures at each of its destinations, including the Doha hub, adhering to high operating standards for transporting all temperature-controlled products.