Exploring the logistics of the cold seafood supply chain in Asia

Published on
August 11, 2016

A partnership between the organizers of Cool Logistics Asia and Seafood Expo Asia will give attendees interested in perishable logistics plenty to peruse this September in Hong Kong.

From 6 to 9 September, global logistics operators interested in tapping into some of Asia’s most prominent perishable logistics markets – including seafood and fresh produce – can attend the second installment of the Cool Logistics Asia congress on 7 September, which will be co-located with Asia Fruit Logistica at the AsiaWorld-Expo, as well as the seventh annual Seafood Expo Asia from 6 to 9 September, to be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center in Wanchai.

Customers and exhibitors at both events will be able to convene with account-holders and clients occupying the expanse of the cold supply chain.

“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,’’ said Alex von Stempel, managing director for Cool Logistics Resources, in a prepared statement. “Working together with Seafood Expo Asia will enhance the value of Cool Logistics Asia participation.”

More than 8,700 seafood industry professionals from all over the world attend Seafood Expo Asia, with exhibitors from 32 countries in attendance, including 13 country pavilions.

“Seafood Expo Asia is an essential asset for seafood businesses looking to capitalize on Asia’s growing seafood consumption and lucrative markets,” said Terri Tsang, Show Director of Seafood Expo Asia, which is organized by SeafoodSource parent company Diversified Communications. “By bringing together top international seafood suppliers, buyers and experts, companies that partake in the event have the tools and opportunities they need to make substantial growth. Being able to work with Cool Logistics Asia allows us to offer yet another opportunity for companies to innovate and expand their businesses even more—further making Seafood Expo Asia’s myriad of business building opportunities second to none.”

Meanwhile, Cool Logistics Asia will tackle topics like 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. Discussions surrounding the new widened Panama Canal and the Suez Canal, and what impact that will have on perishable trade flows for Asia, will also take place, said the event’s organizers.

“The exposition offers a comprehensive event program designed to enhance attendees’ experience and business growth in the Asian market,” Tsang said. "The three-day event program includes networking opportunities, master class presentations, sessions and panel discussions on timely topics presented by industry experts, such as ecommerce and sustainability.

More information about Cool Logistics Asia can be found here: www.coollogisticsasia.com.

More information about Seafood Expo Asia can be found here: www.seafoodexpo.com/asia.

 

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