Agri-sector to feature strongly at Cool Logistics Americas conference

Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships — By on April 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

the cool logistics americasJBS, CNA, Brado Logistics and Tecon Salvador are the latest companies to throw their weight behind Latin America’s premier perishable trade and logistics event in Brazil this May

London and São Paulo, 14.04.2014 – Luis Carvalho de Andrade, General Manager Transport and Operations at JBS, the world’s largest protein producer, will address the first Cool Logistics Americas conference on 14-15 May in São Paulo, Brazil.

The agricultural sector generates 22.4% of GDP in Brazil and 37% of exports, according to CNA, the Brazilian Confederation for Agriculture and Livestock, the latest prestigious trade association to lend its support to this event.

“With speakers from JBS, brf, Agrícola Famosa, Pomagri and ABPA, plus support and attendance from major trade associations such as CNA, the cream of the Brazilian perishables sector will be represented at Cool Logistics Americas. This reflects the interest that perishable logistics is currently attracting in this country and more widely across Latin America, ” said Alex von Stempel, Joint Managing Director of Cool Logistics Resources and Martin von Simson, Managing Partner of Update Comunicação in a joint statement.

Luis Carvalho will be joined by Alan Fuchs, President of Brado Logistíca, heralding Brazil’s first rail-based refrigerated transport operation involving large-scale protein shipments. Meanwhile, fruit shippers in the North East of Brazil will now be able to benefit from deeper draft at Tecon Salvador, as Commercial Manager Patricia Iglesias will stress. Critically, Salvador is also the natural gateway for Brazil’s budding banana export business provided inland transport issues are resolved, as revealed at the Cool Logistics Conference in Antwerp two years ago by Jorge de Souza of Abanorte.

Held under the theme “Maximizing Latin America’s Perishables Potential, ” Cool Logistics Americas 2014 takes place 14-15 May at the BlueTree Premium Hotel in Faria Lima, São Paulo.

Cool Logistics Americas
14-15 May 2014
Blue Tree Premium Faria Lima
São Paulo, Brazil
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Cool Logistics Americas 2014
1st Americas Conference
14 -15 May 2014
Blue Tree Premium Faria Lima, São Paulo
Cool Logistics Global 2014
6th Global Conference
30 Sep – 2 Oct 2014
SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam

About the organisers

Cool Logistics Americas is run as a joint initiative by Cool Logistics Resources Ltd and Update Communição Ltda.

Cool Logistics Resources Ltd

Cool Logistics Resources Ltd provides top-quality business intelligence and networking for supply chain, logistics and transport professionals in the international perishables markets.

The annual Cool Logistics™ Global conference in Europe connects perishable cargo owners with cold chain logistics and transport professionals from around the world to assess key market trends and operational best practice for the international movement of chilled and frozen cargoes by air, land and sea.

Cool Logistics™ Africa assembles all of the key players to discuss how to deliver better cold chain costs and efficiency for Africa’s perishable export, import and regional trades.

CoolLogistics™ Americas aims to be a vital forum to question if and how private and public initiatives are measuring up to perishable shipper requirements on the continent.

Update Comunicação Ltda

Update Comunicação Ltda is the publisher of Guia Marítimo in Brazil and creator of Intermodal South America, the largest and most important exhibition and conference logistics in foreign trade in the world. As of today, Guia Marítimo remains the most valuable and comprehensive source of logistics industry to foreign trade in Brazil.

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