Cool Logistics Asia returns to Hong Kong

By Lucy Dixon
The secondCool Logistics Asia congress in Hong Kong takes place in September, attracting global logistics operators keen to tap into Asias leading marke...

The second Cool Logistics Asia congress in Hong Kong takes place in September, attracting global logistics operators keen to tap into Asia’s leading market for perishable product logistics.

Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Cool Logistics Resources, commented: “Cool Logistics Asia has become the new focal point for global logistics operators ready to tap into Asia’s leading market for perishable products covering fruit and vegetables, flowers, meat, chocolate and of course also seafood.”

Key speakers this year include: Simon Pearson, Founder and Managing Director, Simon Pearson and Associates and Li Haloun, Senior Planner of Fresh Cold Chain, from e-commerce giant JD.com. Pearson has had many years experience in senior logistics and supply chain leadership roles with Asda Walmart. He will be joined by airfreight specialist Clive Lawrence, General Manager, World Food Logistics, Isabella Hu, Global Sales Division, Cosco Container Lines, Raul Saca Reefers Director at Maersk Line and Gabriel Figueroa of Shanghai-based GlobalShang International LLC.

Subjects covered by the speakers range from the latest initiatives for tackling food safety in China, the implications of the changing spot market for bananas and its implications on shipping patterns to the realignment of container shipping alliances and new opportunities for Less than Container Load shipments (LCL) for both fresh and frozen commodities.

One brand new topic includes a study on the impact of new widened Panama Canal as well as the Suez Canal on perishable trade flows now lapping the shores of Asia. Fresh produce trade flows originating from various Latin American countries as well as Europe are bound to affect intercontinental shipping schedules.

The 2nd Cool Logistics Asia will be held on 7 September 2016 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.

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