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Carrier and GIZ to Advance Cold Chain Development and Decarbonization with Training Center in East Africa

Establishing the first carbon dioxide (CO2) transcitical regional supermarket training center.

Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, a leading supplier of high-efficiency refrigeration systems and services in the food retail and cold storage industries, is collaborating with the Green Cooling Initiative of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, funded by the International Climate Initiaitve (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), to establish the first carbon dioxide (CO2) transcitical regional supermarket training center in East Africa. This supports Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s focus on expanding the cold chain, which can help improve health outcomes and reduce hunger, food insecurity and carbon emissions. Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions. GIZ is owned by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education.

 Carrier Commercial Refrigeration signed an agreement with GIZ to establish a CO2 transcritical regional supermarket training center in Nairobi, Kenya, and conduct trainings for African trainers and technicians in Kenya, Germany and online. The center will serve as a hub for innovation, education and industry advancement in cold chain solutions. A signing ceremony was held at the World Cold Chain Symposium on Oct. 21 in Nairobi.

  “At Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, we take great pride in our role as an industry leader in commercial refrigeration solutions and we are pleased to partner with GIZ to further decarbonization around the globe,” said Marcus Eisenhuth, Vice President & General Manager of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration. “This center will provide comprehensive training using state-of-the-art CO2 technology, equipping professionals with the critical skills needed to optimize their cold chain operations.”

Carrier Commercial Refigeration is a leading supplier of high-efficiency refrigeration, heating and cooling systems and services for the industrial market. With more than 20,000 CO2 systems in operation, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration has pioneered the use of CO2 refrigeration and continue to lead the market’s technological advancements. 

 “Setting up the first regional CO2 transcritical supermarket training center in Kenya and providing trainings in cooperation with the local Kenyan partners and Carrier, is an important cornerstone toward the promotion of Green Cooling in Africa and for preparing for the implementation of the Kigali Amendment and the Paris Agreement,” said Philipp Denzinger, project manager of GIZ Proklima.

This innovative initiative further underscores Carrier’s ongoing commitment to advance efficient and sustainable cooling solutions in emerging markets. In August, Carrier Transicold signed an agreement with the Telangana State Trade Promotion Corporation to advance cold chain development and training in India, and, in 2022, Carrier Transicold agreed to develop a cold chain center in Kigali, Rwanda and a world-class Transport Training Centre in Accra, Ghana.

These collaborations are aligned with Carrier’s 2030 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton and to positively impact communities by alleviating hunger and food waste.

About Carrier Commercial Refrigeration
Carrier Commercial Refrigeration (CCR) is a leading supplier of high-efficiency turnkey refrigeration systems and services in the food retail and cold storage industries. CCR offers a diverse range of products to keep stores cool, energy costs low and products attractively displayed for maximized sales, as well as comprehensive service and support to ensure optimum performance and a centralized remote management monitoring network. Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. For more information, visit Carrier-Refrigeration.com or follow @SmartColdChain on Twitter.

About the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise with worldwide operations. It supports the German Government in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. It is also engaged in education activities around the globe. GIZ assists people and societies in shaping their future and improving their living conditions. GIZ Proklima is a global programme that is promoting Green Cooling globally under the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement. The Green Cooling Initiative is a global initiative, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

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Tower announces the ‘Evolution’ of the pharmaceutical cold chain

Enabling pharmaceutical shipments for products that need to be kept between -60°C to +20°C with an industry-standard runtime of 120 hours without the need of electricity during transit.

The latest innovation from Tower Cold Chain, a pioneer in passive temperature-controlled containers, offers pharmaceutical manufacturers, airlines and 3PL providers a single solution compatible with U.S. and E.U. pallets – with an ultra-lightweight design.

The Evolution 1600 Tower Universal Pallet, unveiled at CPHI Barcelona 2023, is perfectly adapted to universal shipping needs, meeting industry standards for a truly pan-global container. As such, it gives the pharmaceutical and life sciences markets unparalleled levels of efficiency and versatility in their cold chain operations.

Enabling pharmaceutical shipments for products that need to be kept between -60°C to +20°C with an industry-standard runtime of 120 hours without the need of electricity or manual intervention during transit, Tower has used its extensive experience of cold chain container design to find the optimum balance between size, weight and volumetric efficiency.

“The Evolution 1600 Tower Universal Pallet has been developed in response to the challenges faced in transporting large volumes of pharmaceuticals and life science products around the world.  We were inspired to innovate an efficient solution that was not hindered by size, weight, plate or pallet configurations,” says Martin Hawes, Global Head of Product Development at Tower Cold Chain.

“The Evolution 1600 sets new standards for the cold chain industry, offering the same robust, reliable and reusable benefits, but with added flexibility, weight efficiency and space utilisation.”

Each Evolution 1600 is a quarter of the size of a PMC pallet, allowing four containers to be transported per pallet. By analysing data from hundreds of thousands of journeys, Tower has reduced the amount of phase-change materials required to maintain a consistent internal temperature – resulting in significant weight savings and more space for product to be packed.

User convenience is assured throughout. Removable plates enable flexible and sustainable conditioning, with the option to add dry ice for ultra-cold shipments. The Evolution 1600 is designed with double-door access for improved accessibility and safety during loading and unloading.

Customers continue to get the benefits associated with Tower products: a robust design for product protection, reliable temperature control of up to 120 hours, and a reusable system that means the Evolution 1600 can be shipped around the world, hundreds of times – for a substantially reduced carbon footprint versus single-use and heavier alternatives.

With built in data logging technology to provide real-time updates of internal temperature monitoring, the Evolution 1600 is part of Tower’s digital transformation journey to enhance and streamline customer’s access to data visualisation, analysis, and shipping details.

The introduction of the Evolution 1600 coincides with Tower’s international global hub network expansion, bolstering customers’ availability of its robust, reliable, and reusable cold storage solutions. With its latest facilities opening in Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland as well as the launch of its American Centre of Excellence, Tower remains committed to advancing the standard for cold chain logistics on a global scale.

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Kuehne+Nagel’s Healthcare Air Logistics network receives IATA CEIV Pharma Re-Certification

Reassuring customers that temperature-sensitive healthcare products will be transported to the highest standards.

Kuehne+Nagel recently completed its third consecutive IATA CEIV Pharma certification of its entire air logistics healthcare network. This important milestone also positions Kuehne+Nagel as the first logistics company to achieve over 100 CEIV Pharma-certified stations.

IATA created CEIV Pharma alongside aviation industry stakeholders and regulators to address the industry’s need for safer, secured, compliant and efficient pharmaceutical product handling in the air cargo supply chain. The re-certification reinforces Kuehne+Nagel’s commitment to quality and its ability to meet the highest compliance and regulatory requirements via the world’s largest CEIV Pharma-certified network currently covering 66 countries across all seven continents.

Harsha Ranasinghe, SVP Global Head of Air Logistics Products & Services at Kuehne+Nagel comments: “In 2017, Kuehne+Nagel became the first to attain CEIV Pharma certification for its healthcare air network. Since then, we continue to collaborate with IATA to drive superior quality and compliance by setting new standards for pharmaceutical handling excellence within air freight.”

Kuehne+Nagel’s dedicated healthcare solutions for Air Logistics are part of the company’s global healthcare portfolio including multimodal transport options and contract logistics. Earlier this year, Kuehne+Nagel announced its Roadmap 2026, of which healthcare is a key growth area.

“Kuehne+Nagel achieving CEIV Pharma certification for its HealthChain certified healthcare Air Logistics network is a significant milestone. It not only gives its customers assurance that their time and temperature-sensitive healthcare products will be transported to the highest standards, but also elevates global supply chain standards. As the pharmaceutical sector expands, both IATA and Kuehne+Nagel are committed to meeting the industry’s need for safety, security and efficiency in the transportation of pharmaceutical products,” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo.

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