13th Cool Logistics Global

"Looking Back and Building Forward"

The only international event this year for the
perishables trade, cold chain and reefer shipping community

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“Looking Back & Building Forward”

Conference | Exhibition | Networking

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As the only international event this year for the perishables trade, cold chain and reefer shipping community, this is an important date for your diary.

For the 13th year running, Cool Logistics invites you to join our team and our global community of decision-makers, experts, explorers and innovators. All have a shared passion for perishable logistics. And we all want to promote cold supply chain excellence.

With a stellar line-up of speakers, this three-day online event will bring together the international cold chain logistics community.

Hear from the experts | Ask questions | Share your views | Network with your colleagues 

Hosted by Port of Rotterdam

Day One: Tuesday  19 October sessions overview

□ Opening Remarks and keynote from Port of Rotterdam

Global Perishables Trades, Reefer Shipping & Cold Chain Logistics Outlook

Global Cool Shippers Forum – Managing Change, Planning for Disruption, Building Resilience & Sustainability

Cold Chain Logistics Evolution – Integration, Consolidation, Customer-Centricity & Digitalisation

Hosted Networker and Open Mic

Day Two: Wednesday 20 October sessions overview

□ Global Access to Healthcare – Cold Chain Logistics Priorities for Pharma, Medicines & Vaccines

□ Cool Ports & Cold Stores: Integrated Perishables Hubs of the Future

□ Global Food Systems & Supply Chains in Transition 

Inland Cold Chain & Reefer Logistics – Multimodal Progress

3rd Innovation in Perishable Logistics Awards 

Day Three: Thursday 21 October sessions overview

Cool 4.0 Panel – The Evolving Technology Landscape: Innovators, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs & Skills

□ Cold Chain Visibility, Monitoring, Analytics & Forecasting

Data & Smart Reefer Container Operations – Tech, Standards & Adoption

Reefer Tech & Operations: Reducing Waste & Minimising Environmental Impact


Our host port for Cool Logistics Global 2021 reports growth in 2021

Our speakers

Michael Abdul

Vice President Sales and Marketing at Wireless Maritime Services (a Joint Venture of AT&T and EMC)
Known for cultivating and cementing key partnerships with customers, colleagues, clients, vendors and competitors alike, and interfacing with global partners to establish ongoing technology sharing agreements to form and maintain business relationships.
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Thomas Bagge

CEO and Statutory Director, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)
With two decades of experience in transportation and logistics, Thomas has an in-depth understanding of customers and industry drivers, as well as the challenges of digitising the container shipping industry.
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Diego Barriga

Director, Lancaster and Foodcareplus
Shipping, logistics & supply chain executive with experience in African, European and South American markets. Previous roles include sales & performance management, regional & corporate project leadership and process excellence in the maritime industry.
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Campbell Brooke

Global General Manager, Telematics Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold
Cam is responsible for leading and executing the strategy for telematics programs globally for Carrier Transicold Container refrigeration. He is passionate about innovating and streamlining operations to provide customers with a simplified, future-forward telematics platform.
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Mark Buhl

President, Blockfarm
Co-Founder, Data Harvest
Joseph 'Mark' Buhl is a 20 year plus veteran of the international fresh commodity trade industry. He has a firm grounding in the fundamentals of farming and production and an MBA from Sichuan University in China. His passion is telling the story of food.
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Steve Cameron

Principal Consultant
Cameron Maritime Resources
Steve is principal of CMR, a consultancy focused on maritime, ports, cool logistics, supply chains and African markets. Founded in 2001 and with a broad portfolio of highly experienced 'silver fox' experts, CMR provides consultancy on business development, technical issues, risk, due diligence and dispute resolution.
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Chris Catto-Smith

Advisor Vaccine Distribution, Agri-Logistics & Cold Chain Logistics SME at Asian Development Bank (ADB), Managing Director, Freshport Asia
30 years experience in supply chain development, retail logistics & systems, pharma cold chain, international perishable aircargo and agri-food innovation.
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Alfred Cheung

Alfred Cheung, founder of JC Food Republic, advisor of Hong Kong Metropolitan University and Chief Representative of Overseas Development, China International cross-border E-commerce Industry Alliance
Alfred has extensive experience in container transportation, port developments, logistics plan-ning, IT applications, human resources and cold-chain management throughout his affiliation with the shipping industry for many decades
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Andy Connell

Lead Technical Consultant, A-bar-C Services
Andy has been involved in import/export supply chain logistics, both dry goods & perishables for over 30 years, Since Sept 2015, Andy consults to the broader import/export community as a logistics specialist- also doing special tasks for the fruit industry bodies.
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Lissa Rose D’Arcy

Solutions Integration Manager, Emerson Transportation Solutions
Lissa’s expertise in the Reefer Commercial and Technical Operations from her time at some of the world’s leading shipping lines makes her a passionate driver in the development and deployment of solutions that impact the market and bring value and sustainability to the reefer industry.
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Martin Dixon

Head of Research Products
Drewry and Director
Drewry Group
Martin is Head of Research Products within Drewry and is a director of Drewry Group. He has more than 30 years’ strategic and operational experience in shipping and supply chain management. 
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Thomas Eskesen

Eskesen Advisory
Thomas Eskesen founded Eskesen Advisory in 2015 after a long career as executive with the Maersk Group, as well as overseas positions for 12 years in Hong Kong, China and United States.
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Marc Evrard

Commercial Director
Belgian Fruit Valley
Marc Evrard is Commercial Director at Belgian Fruit Valley (BFV). He has over 30 years experience in the fresh produce industry, spending decades growing Belgium's fruit and vegetable export trade. He played a significant role in opening up the Indian market for Belgian pomefruit exports and achieved market access for Belgian pears to China.
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Juan Andres Ferrari

Director Perishable Supply Chain
ACF Global Sourcing
Juan has been involved in managing both exports and imports from/to South and Central America, the US, Canada Mexico, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has extensive experience in global procurement in perishables.
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Adam Forste

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Bay Grove Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, Lineage Logistics
Adam is active in all day-to-day activities of Bay Group and at Lineage Logistics, the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company, and REIT globally he supports the executive leadership team with strategic decision-making.
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Capt. Paul J. Gallie

Director, Business Development
A.P. Moller Capital
Paul has an extensive background in the shipping, port and cold chain industries across port management, project implementation and transportation infrastructure investments.
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Olaf Habert

Director, Container Applications, Hapag-Lloyd AG
Olaf is passionate about enabling and building the smart supply chains of tomorrow, growing projects through their different stages into daily operation to make a difference for customers experiences.
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Amit Hasak

Founder and CEO
Transship Corporation
Amit is the Founder and CEO of Transship Corp, an automated freight forwarding platform for international shipments of full container loads of perishable goods. Previously he owned and operated a cold storage warehouse in Chicago. He has also worked in export sales as well as a financial analyst.
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Deirdre Holcroft

Holcroft Postharvest Consulting
Deirdre specializes in the postharvest handling of fruits, vegetables, and fresh-cut produce with an emphasis on reducing food loss and waste, while improving quality, shelf-life, and profitability. She is a leading resource on cold chain and ethylene management.
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Tadhg Kenny

SVP Marketing I PR I Strategic Partnerships, Druid Software
Tadhg joined Druid in mid 2013 bringing with him over 20 years of international sales & marketing experience in various commercial roles. His latest projects include some of the Industry's first 5G & 4G solutions for Energy Providers, Healthcare and Industry 4.0 Applications
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Matteo Iagatti

Senior Specialist F&A Supply Chains
After starting his career in the sugar sector, Matteo Iagatti joined the Rabobank Supply Chain team in 2018. He covers all aspects of the food logistics from cold chain to agri bulk through to food service. Matteo holds a PhD in Agricultural Policies.
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Michael Looten

Director Maritime
Seabury Cargo
Michel started his career in 1999 with P&O Nedlloyd. At Maersk Line he was Route Manager Asia Imports for Central Europe. Prior to joining Seabury he was in the chartering department of the agricultural supply chain management company, Cefetra.
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Andrew Lorimer

25 years’ experience in the maritime trade information sector and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Datamar for 16 years. He holds an MA in Economics from Heriot Watt University, in Edinburgh, following an education split between Brazil and Scotland.
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Theofrastos Mantadelis

Freelance Consultant Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Theo has been doing research in the field of Artificial Intelligence since 2008. Lately he is interested in the application of Artificial Intelligence in agriculture and has founded the portal dimetra.eu
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Bruce Marshall

Head of Reefer Solutions A.P. Moller-Maersk
Bruce has been with Maersk for 17 years in various roles and in different countries. Currently Head of Reefer Solutions team based in Copenhagen responsible for setting and deploying the global Reefer strategy for Maersk.
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Don Miller

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Globe Tracker
Don Miller is an expert in intermodal transportation markets with expertise in global business and channel development and marketing initiatives. He is a member of the TC104 ISO Committee and an expert on container tracking and monitoring technologies, as well as a member of UN-CEFACT smart container group and the COA smart container workshop
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Johannes Nanninga

Port of Nansha
Johan started his career with Nedlloyd and lived in Asia for nine years. He set up P&O Nedlloyd Logistics. He has held many positions in freight forwarding throughout Europe as well as being involved in ocean contracting and Intercontinental Rail product development. in 2017 he set up the European office for the Guangzhou Port Group.
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Juan-Patricio Navarro

Director of ProEcuador France
Juan-Patricio specialises in market entry strategies, diversification, international trade, commercial diplomacy and stakeholders’ facilitation for business expansion and trade facilitation.
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Stefano di Paolo

President and GM
Great White Fleet Corporation
Stefano's extensive career includes strategic and operational management He has deep knowledge of fruit, vegetable and fresh commodities from sourcing to distribution, as well as container and reefer specialised shipping, logistics processes, stevedoring operations and inland haulage.
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Hristo Petkov

Global Virtical Head of Pharmaceuticals,
A.P. Moller-Maersk
Part of the Maersk team for nearly ten years, Hristo started working within the Global Trade team, developing an interest for temperature-controlled logistics, and specifically Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare.
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Hanno Reeser

Strategic Development Manager FTL Secured & Intermodal
H.Essers Transport
Hanno has a clear vision & a wide expertise towards logistic concepts and is a real specialist in the development of the multimodal solutions into the Middle-East, China and the CIS-countries
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Gadi Ruschin

Co-Founder and CEO
Gadi has been an active member of the international trade industry for 16 years, with deep familiarity of global trade regulations and practices. When blockchain first emerged, he recognised its potential to make paper trade documentation redundant and established WAVE BL. WAVE is a digital document courier.
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Robert F. Sappio

Chief Executive Officer
SeaCube Container Leasing Limited
Robert has extensive international experience in the shipping and intermodal transportation industry. Prior to SeaCube, he held positions at Rickmers-Linie and Alvarez & Marsal, and nearly 30 years at APL.
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Ole Schack-Petersen

Executive Officer, Broom Group
Experienced c-level Executive with a strong track-record of growth whilst managing profitability in the international trade, shipping and perishables logistics industry. Strengths are in strategic planning and execution with people leadership skills.
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Sarah Schlüter

Senior Director Niche Products
Over 20 years of experience within the shipping industry. Besides having worked for container carriers Sarah has also spent some years with a major global forwarder as well as a software company specialized with its application on logistics and shipping.
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Andre Simha

Global Chief Digital & Information Officer
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the DCSA
Andre Simha has helped MSC grow to become a global leader in container shipping and logistics. In his current role he is responsible for leading and executing the company's overall digital transformation and innovation strategy. He also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Digital Shipping Association (DCSA.org)
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Sebastian Steinmüller

Director Global Reefer Competency Centre
DHL Global Forwarding
A proven track record in the Ocean freight industry for more than 15 years. I joined DHL Global Forwarding 2012 as the Head of Ocean Freight Eastern Europe and Israel. After successfully developing DHL Global Forwarding Ocean Freight footprint in the region I have been promoted to my current position.
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David Sussmann

Entrepreneur - Founder at Seafoodia & Pure Ocean
Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the wholesale industry. Strong business development professional committed in Environmental Issues, Commercial Fishing and Ocean Marine.
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Chris Swartz

Director Global Transportation and Logistics Services, AJC International
29 years working in Ocean, Rail, Trucking, and Logistics industry with an emphasis on international markets. With AJC Group for 15 years, previously with CSX Railroad, Sea-Land Services and spent 12 years working in the Atlantic Division, Pacific Divisions, Buyers & Shippers, and finally Sea-Land’s domestic services as GM of Sales for the US East Coast.
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Tineke Van de voorde

Key Account Manager Shippers and Forwarders, Port of Antwerp
Tineke has been with the Port of Antwerp for five years and in her current role as Account Manager Shippers & Forwarders for nearly 3 years.
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Hans-Willem van der Waal

CEO, AgroFair Europe
CEO of a socially responsible company with $ 100 million annual sales, working throughout Europe, Latin-America, Asia and Oceania. Working with 5000+ small farmers, organised in cooperatives.
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Eelke Westra

Program Manager,
Wageningen University
Eelke Westra is a programme manager for postharvest qualty with Wageningen University and Research. He has more than 18 years' experience in the postharvest field and has worked with fruit, vegetables and cut flowers.
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Rachael White

Managing Director,
Cool Logistics and Next Level Information
Over 30 years covering global cargo supply chains, shipping, logistics, ports and land transport as a writer, editor, conference producer, emcee and event moderator.
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Michael Yarwood

Managing Director, Loss Prevention
Mike joined TT Club in 2010 as a Claims Executive providing advice to transport operator Members globally, having previously held operation management roles within the logistics industry for 13 years. 
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Our global sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Agro Merchants

Where innovative thinking and operational efficiencies are applied everyday, and quality control and food safety is the number one priority. Where costs, resources and information are carefully managed. Welcome to AGRO Merchants Group.
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Fruit Logistica

9-11 February 2022
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Gold sponsors

Identec Solutions

Identec Solutions stands for Visibility Delivered. We thrive to continuously improve our product portfolio, allowing us to offer our clients even better high-end solutions. Customised for even the most complex of identifying, monitoring and locating requirements in manufacturing, logistics, ports, mining or oil and gas industries.
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Kuehne + Nagel

We are committed to providing customers of all sizes, in all locations, the transport services and logistics solutions that provide peace of mind through trusting partnerships built by our people. .
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Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics is one of the world's leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions providers, with a global network of over 350 facilities totaling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity spanning 15 countries.
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Emerson Gold Sponsor at Cool Logistics Global


Emerson Transportation Solutions has over 35 years’ experience in transport refrigeration and climate control which gives us unparalleled knowledge of the refrigeration cycle, supplying the cold chain with the best-in-class components and solutions.
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Silver sponsors

MSC Cool Logistics Global 2021 sponsor


MSC brings unrivalled expertise and advanced technologies for a seamless reefer cargo journey.
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Traxens is trusted by hundreds of global cargo owners, enabling them to reduce door-to-door transport costs, optimize their investments and minimize risk.
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Carrier Transicold sponsor at Cool Logistics Global

Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 50 years, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigerated systems and generator sets.
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Thermo King Silver Sponsor at Cool Logistics Global

Thermo King

Thermo King – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – is a worldwide leader in sustainable transport temperature control solutions. Thermo King has been providing transport temperature control solutions for a variety of applications since 1938.
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Bronze Sponsors

APM Terminals

APM Terminals is a part of A.P. Moller-Maersk and operates the most extensive network of port and integrated inland services in the world. APM Terminals is uniquely positioned to help both shipping companies and landside clients grow their businesses and achieve greater efficiency, flexibility and reliability in their supply chains.
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Bdruid Software Bronze Sponsor Cool Logistics Global 2021


Druid Software is a core cellular network software company based in Ireland. Since 2001, Druid has become a global leader in Private Cellular LTE Solutions.
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Globe Tracker

Globe Tracker offers the most advanced tracking device, the Globe Tracker Communications Unit, and two-industry leading network offerings: The Globe Tracker Smart Autonomous Asset Network and the Globe Tracker Trade Data Exchange Network.
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Klinge Corporation is the leading provider of specialized ISO refrigerated container equipment and generator sets in the world. Klinge’s skilled technical team and worldwide service network assist in making sure customer products can be supported around the globe.
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Trusted by some of the biggest names in the business, our IoT solutions connect over 600,000 transport assets in complex global supply chains. Our remote container management solutions help drive more profitable operations by filling traceability gaps and enabling real-time tracking and two-way control of dry and refrigerated containers across road, rail and sea.
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Port of Antwerp

As Europe's second-largest port, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port of Antwerp annually handles around 231 million tonnes of international maritime freight, and is home to Europe's largest integrated chemical cluster.
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Port of Nansha at Cool Logistics Global

Port of Nansha

Port of Nansha, of the Guangzhou Port Group, is the fastest growing port in South China with volumes increasing every year since opening in 2004.
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SeaCube Container Leasing

Setting a new course for intermodal transportation equipment - we are one of the largest purchasers and lessors of refrigerated containers in the world.
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TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. Its primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure.
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WMS Bronze Sponsor Cool Logistics Global 2021


At WMS, we enable digital transformation shaping the future of maritime by connecting people, data, and things through a seamless wireless network experience.
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Ports of Genoa

C.I.S.Co.  is member of UNI, the Italian normalization body and provides, according to  ISO rules,  Container codes  as Italian organization representing the BIC - Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal (Paris)
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