Steve Alaerts is Director Marketing and Sales and Board Member at foodcareplus, an international logistics service provider for the food industry. He started his career in the shipping industry with Hyundai Merchant Marine and joined foodcareplus in 2004, where he has applied his knowledge of containerised shipping to develop new markets and services for key players in the food industry. Steve is a founding member of the Port of Antwerp Reefer Expertise Group, where he leads the “First Port of Call” workgroup. He also lectures on cold chain logistics at APEC, the Antwerp Port Education Centre, and at Portilog, the Belgian port and logistics training institute. Steve is a founding member of the Port of Antwerp Reefer & Perishables Expertise Group and strongly believes that knowledge transfer is the key to future development of logistics products.