About Us

The Global Cold Chain Alliance, GCCA, represents more than 1,100 companies in 85 countries who serve the food industry by providing third-party, temperature-controlled supply chain services known as the cold chain. Over 40 percent of GCCA members are outside North America.

The cold chain refers to the temperature management of perishable products, in order to maintain quality and safety from the point of slaughter or harvest through the distribution chain to the final consumer.

Supporting this critical mission are three Core Partner trade associations, which provide relationships, resources, and recognition to its members, and one foundation.

International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)

is the third-party logistics (3PL), temperature-controlled warehouse industry’s association.

International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA)

is the temperature-controlled transportation and logistics industry’s association.

Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA)

is the association for experts in the design and construction of temperature-controlled facilities.

The Global Cold Chain Alliance and its Core Partners

are supported by the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a nonprofit foundation. WFLO develops education and research for the industry and provides cold chain advisory services that empower economic development and strengthen the global cold chain.